Joy in the Wild Unknown

Alexa Okane
3 min readMay 11, 2018

Have you ever waited months for Christmas in the hopes of getting the present of your dreams, only to be underwhelmed with the result? Ripe’s debut album, Joy in the Wild Unknown, encapsulates this feeling perfectly.

Known for their funky party-rock vibes, Boston-based Ripe claims to “refuse to believe in a single definition of dance music”. This philosophy is evident in their newest album, but not necessarily in the way that they intended it. Unfortunately, Joy in the Wild Unknown is a mess. Although it might sound better if the songs were played out of order and mixed in with their past…

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Alexa Okane

Alexa is a Professional Writing student at Champlain College. Visit her website at alexaokane.wordpress.com for more of her writing!