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“The new record, Circuital, is named after the title song,” explains Jim James, of My Morning Jacket’s sixth studio album. “On that song I sing about ending up in the same place where you started out. And that makes a lot of sense for this album… I hate the phrase ‘going back to our roots’, but for this record we came home and made it in Kentucky. And ... Read more in Amazon's My Morning Jacket Store

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  • Audio CD (8 Sept. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B0000C666Z
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mahgeeta
2. Dancefloors
3. Golden
4. Master Plan
5. One Big Holiday
6. Will Sing You Songs
7. Easy Mornin' Rebel
8. Run Thru
9. Rollin' Back
10. Just One Thing
11. Steam Engine
12. One In The Same

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My Morning Jacket are a five-piece rock group from Louisville, Kentucky--a town that, to judge by It Still Moves, has been somehow prevented from hearing any musical innovation or development that has occurred since about 1974. It Still Moves is constructed exclusively from influences dating from before any of the band were born: the harmonies of Crosby, Stills & Nash, the chugging guitar of Neil Young, the swagger of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the brass of prime Stax soul. Even the production refuses to have anything to do with modern methods, laden with reverb and sounding like it was recorded in a barn (given My Morning Jacket's rural background, this probably is not impossible).

For all that, It Still Moves sounds like something more than a faithfully observed period piece. Perhaps because the band are all too young to have heard their favourite records in their original context, they approach them with a naive freshness that makes these ancient sounds feel like living things. Like the Kings of Leon, and to a slightly lesser extent the White Stripes, My Morning Jacket are young people making old music. When it works--the fabulously self-pitying "Dancefloors", which builds to a giddy climax of horns is a particular highlight--that's more than enough. --Andrew Mueller

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
I grew up listening to older brothers' music, which consisted of Crosby, Stills etc, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd etc. Incessantly. This albums sounds like all these guys got together in someone's barn one weekend and had one humdinger of a jam, with it all recorded for posterity on a 4 track. More upbeat and rockier than previous MMJ, some great guitar work, real drums, well penned songs, great fun. In a way, comparing them to all these old bands doesnt do MMJ justice, there're more than a period tribute band. Dancefloors rocks, Golden has some good accoustic guitar work, the handover between Easy Morning Rebel and Run Thru sounds exciting, not something you can say that often nowadays. Probably wont grab you at first, there's a lot of music. If you like electric Americana with homespun feel then this should push buttons. Anyway they must be good - all good bands have daft names.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER on 17 Aug. 2009
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I am a recent convert to 'My Morning Jacket' and a very happy one too, I am in the process of getting all of thier recordings and this is the third I bought. It is twelve tracks long and it would be unfair to call any of them fillers, although their broad styles may be a bit too 'Catholic' for some tastes. That said they have retained thier alt country routes with much more being thrown in and with dramatically impressive results. The opening 'Mahgeetah' is just stunning and has a very typical trait of having a false ending then comes back with even more cracking guitar riffs. Compare that to 'Golden' and it would be easy to think they were from two completely different bands as it is more laid back guitar plucking and summer afternoon dreamy, and I mean that in a very good way.There is the heartbreakingly honest and soulful 'Just one thing' which just adds to the rich mix of styles and use of an almost wall of sound aural brilliance. I have also got thier live 'Okonokos' album where some of these tracks are played and they are even better. A wonderful band and a wonderful record.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Demob Happy on 15 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Louisville, Kentucky band's third full-length is a whopping 75-minute set recorded in a grain silo and positively swimming in reverb. By eschewing modern recording techniques altogether they are taking a big risk on this, their first for a major label, but is with the swagger of a hard-touring band that they silence the doubters. For 'It Still Moves' is an epic take on classic Americana, an unashamed poem to the redemtive power of the guitar solo, sometimes affording some extraordinarily satisfying rocking out. But there are also the swooning ballads in Jim James' heartbreaking falsetto which recalls an alt-country Thom Yorke.

Be it rock and roll or 'twangcore', My Morning Jacket are not simply fetishising musical moods that probably pre-date the band members' birth, for in Jim James they have a songwriter with exceptional gifts. The likes of 'Golden', 'Just One Thing' and 'Steam Engine' could grace an classic American rock record, and deserve to be granted the same status. Shades of country, folk, rock - and on 'Mahgeeta', Brian Wilson's wide-eyed psychedelic pop - all bubble up in It Still Moves' sonic stew. The humid Kentucky air is almost palpable in the reverb-thick ambience on the record, untampered by post-production trickery in the way that marks their subsequent album 'Z' as a departure. The recording quality hampers the record at the times ('Dancefloor') the band try to embrace Stax soul where the honking brass sounds wrong in less polished recording conditions. On a couple of tracks like this it's as if we're listening to a concert as opposed to a studio album, and in a way we are.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Sept. 2003
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at first i was dissapointed as i was wanting 'at dawn pt2', but theres been development here, which after some time shows to be a good thing.
My morning jacket have made an album to which at least half of could be danced to. It rock basically, its bar room country rock and roll at times, but the vocals, reverb and space firmly stamp 'MMJ' all over it. Jim james has created an all rounder, which this time seems more consistant, varied and even has a wonderful horn section.
The sad slow songs are less frequent but still there, and are what jim james sounds like he is on this planet for.
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I bought this back when it was released, probably after reading a Q Magazine review, and didn't like it. I didn't like Jim's vocal reverb, or the way he seemed to be singing slightly sharp all the time, so I judged it too quickly and forgot it. I came across the CD out in my garage and played it again out of curiosity 2 or 3 years ago and have been hooked ever since. Seven years older and I heard it totally differently - I love country, rock, americana, and big expansive music and this is all of the above at its best. I now have 3 preschool children who like to see music on the TV so I've ordered the DVD of Okonokos for them. No X-Factor in our house.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By No Longer Used VINE VOICE on 8 Sept. 2003
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This is by far one of the most intetersting recordings I've heard this year, forget The Thrills Parsons lite country do dad this is the real McCoy.
The influences are pretty clear cut and the resultant joyous sound is what you may have got if The Stones had struck up with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the JB horn section and this is after just one listen.
Great stuff
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