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A Balloon Called Moaning
Studio album by The Joy Formidable
Released19 January 2009
GenreIndie rock
Noise rock
LabelPure Groove
Professional reviews
  • NME (8/10)
  • Pitchfork Media (6.7/10) link
The Joy Formidable chronology
Singles from A Balloon Called Moaning
  1. "Austere"
    Released: 28 April 2008
  2. "Cradle"
    Released: 22 September 2008
  3. "Whirring"
    Released: 25 May 2009

A Balloon Called Moaning is the debut mini-album[1] by Welsh Indie Rock band The Joy Formidable. It was originally only released in Japan in December 2008 but in February 2009 the album was released on CD and as a shorter EP version via free digital download on the website Music Glue. The album was released in a unique A3 sheet case.[2]

Track listing

All music composed by The Joy Formidable.


  1. ^ Kelly, Zach (May 3, 2010). "Album Reviews: The Joy Formidable: A Balloon Called Moaning". Pitchfork Media. 
  2. ^ A Balloon Called Moaning CD-On Sale

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