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Jim Noir

Jim Noir Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (14 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: My Dad
  • ASIN: B000XFZSAO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,318 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Welcome Commander Jameson
2. All Right
3. What U Gonna Do?
4. Don't You Worry
5. Ships and Clouds
6. Happy Day Today
7. Day By Day By Day
8. Good Old Vinyl
9. Same Place Holiday
10. Look Around You
11. Welcome Commander Jameson
12. On A Different Shelf
13. Forever Endeavour

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The second album from Mancunian electronic/psychedelic troubadour Jim Noir is a blast from the future past. A much more expansive record than the universally acclaimed debut collection `Tower Of Love' ,the album finds Jim on a concept tip. These songs are the musings of an astronaut on a one way trip to the stars, reflecting on childhood, love, disappointment - life. "There was a bit more money floating round so we used Abbey Road this time," he says. "There was a mastering effect we put on it with the preset title 'Noir Bedroom Effect'. This is how me and George Martin got the sound together."

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5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy successor 16 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
Had I not picked up Noir's first full-length LP, "Tower of Love", and thought I'd take a punt at it, I'd almost certainly never have owned this album. It's a pretty modest package, and its release seems to have been even lower-key than with his first effort. Noir still seems to be firmly situated well below the proverbial pop radar.

Which is odd, because this record is utterly brilliant from start to finish. Arguably, this is a more well-rounded effort than his first - though this was also fantastic - and the increased use of synth-effects has been neatly pulled-off to create real sonic interest around his catchy pop tunes. Noir's trademark harmonies are in place throughout and also on top form.

Cheery, summer tunes like "all right" and "same place holiday" are matched by the more ominous, but equally enjoyable, sounds of "ships and clouds" and "look around you", perhaps more introspective efforts than we'd have heard on the last record. Lyrically, Noir's juxtaposition of the humdrum, the "day by day", and his own expansive sound works incredibly well, mixing tales of holidays in a "forest in North Wales" with the pure escapism of his spacecamp-tinged "welcome commander jameson" (and its later reprise).

All in all, a superb effort and fully deserving of five stars in my opinion. Noir may stay out of the mainstream, but for as long as he's putting out albums like this, "don't you worry".
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5.0 out of 5 stars not wrong! 19 Dec 2008
By A. Pye
Format:Audio CD
if i'm not wrong jim noir can do no wrong! am i right? damn right i'm not wrong. this 2nd cd is a testament to this guys talent, if you like strong melodies with a sixties feel look no further, jim's yer man. saw him live and he was just as fab, keep goin mate....look forward to you coming back to nottingham.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Whimsical lo-fi psychedelia 25 Oct 2011
By Laurent
Format:Audio CD
at its very best. Debut album was already a delight but this one surpasses it easily. Think Small Faces meet Air meet Super Furry Animals.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good album - deserves to be heard 1 May 2008
By RJW
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on the basis of a 4-star review in Q magazine. I'd give it 3.5, as some of the tracks (maybe 5 out of 13 are average, or just too way-out for their own good), but the remaining tracks are just superb - after 3 or 4 plays you can't get them out of your head. The best track is A Different Shelf, with a 'synth riff' that will be going around your head just as you fall asleep, and still be there when you wake up !
His previous album (Tower of Love) is better (a 5 star album for sure) and several of the songs have been used in TV adverts. This alsbum also contains several tracks that could have the same fate. Both albums remind me of Badly Drawn Boy, with undertones of Beach Boys. Well worth buying.
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