AJR Essentials

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AJR Essentials

NYC siblings AJR make big, bouncy alt-pop anthems that radiate with unabashed glee. Multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met let their youthful exuberance burst through on tracks like the SpongeBob-sampling “I’m Ready” from their 2015 debut, Living Room. By 2017’s The Click, the trio had wooed Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, who appears on the triumphant sing-along “Sober Up,” and made the trumpet a must-have dubstep accessory on “Burn the House Down.” As they’ve gotten more sonically adventurous, they remain as charmingly quirky—just see 2021’s OK ORCHESTRA and high-energy bops like the carnivalesque, quinoa-referencing “Bang!”

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