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8 Oct 2007

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Oct 2007
  • Label: XL
  • Copyright: 2007 XL Recordings Ltd.
  • Total Length: 41:14
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  • ASIN: B001MXPYLY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,005 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Swale VINE VOICE on 16 Nov 2007
Format: Audio CD
There are many key ingredients to having a successful debut album, and on Matinee Jack Penate seems to have included all the best ones.

Through his distinctive voice, with it's regular forays into the falcetto and London twang, and the fast-paced jangly guitars, Penate definitely creates his own sound and makes his songs instantly recognisable. Whilst some might prefer lyrics to be more abstract, Jack's words are more than a little Dylan-esque in their starkness and clarity, if not necessarily in their complexity, particularly when he is busy being observational.

And with a distinctive voice and good lyrics, what more do you need? Well of course, no debut album can truly be a success without great songs. And it is here that Jack Penate really excells. My favourites are the 4, 5, 6 sequence. Torn on the Platform, probably the stand out track and clear choice for first hit single, shows a love for home that anyone can identify with. Next comes Learning Lines, which I first heard when I saw him play in a pub on Pentonville Road two years ago. Learning Lines (particularly in the 'secret' version which comes after the end of the album) is a very distinctive song, especially when placed here amongst the jingle-jangle of most of the rest of the album, and the vocal is brilliant. Probably my favourite song is Run For Your Life which gives us, through an infectious beat and bouncy chorus, a little taste of Jack's views on the more violent aspects of human nature!

All in all, this is an excellent debut, and perhaps the final key ingredient - and one that ensures success - is that it is really enjoyable to listen to. The songs can bounce along in the background or be listened to up close. They are great lound and quiet, and they inevitably bring a smile to my face.

One thing that becomes fairly clear as you listen to this is that Jack Penate has a very bright future ahead of him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Wilde on 10 Oct 2007
Format: Audio CD
After the success of the previous singles and various festivals Mr Penate finally unleashes his album onto us - now I wasnt looking for Housemartins comparisons but several reviewers have made that but I can't see it myself as they were a foursome and Jack is well Jack at the end of the day - a one off like Kate Nash...Trust me buy this album as it going to be in most Top 10 end of year lists..u will not be disappointed!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DJColzz VINE VOICE on 13 Nov 2007
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This is quite possibly the best album I have heard in quite a few months. Reminiscent of The Hoosiers album, Jack Penate (pronounced `Pen at ay' and not `pen eight' as some of my esteemed friends seem to think, has produced an album of informative, insightful and memorable songs.

Some of the album sounds all too familiar with influences ranging from all of the latest indie rockers (The Kooks, The Feeling, The Zutons etc.), but the song writing talent cannot be taken away from this wholly creative, inspired young man. "We Will Be Here", "Second Minute or Hour" and "Torn on the Platform" are outstanding tracks.

This is one you will play and play again and the more you do, the more you will excel yourself with words worthy of any intellectual convincing yourself how much you love it.

The rockin' beats of "Made of Codes" completes a substantive list to make this a distinctive sound, just about every track has a uniqueness (as in the haunting "My Yvonne") that's well thought out and brought together. This isn't a rushed album; it's a well planned artistic experience that any deserving indie fan should have.

I hope Jack grows and grows, as he truly deserves to. Years from now, you will still be playing Jack Penate's Matinee.
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I'd not heard of Jack Penate until I caught him on the BBC's Glastonbury coverage whilst waiting for Franz Ferdinand to come on.

What I heard caught my attention and I bought this CD as a result. It's good and I recognised some of the tracks from his live set, but the real stand outs are on his second album, which I later bought, which has an altogether more polished and assured feel.

Maybe in time, if Jack becomes a big star, people will hark back to the rawness of this album, but I feel he was finding his way a little still with this and that he really found his feet with Everything is New.

That said, if you've bought Everything is New, get this too as he's not yet produced tons of material and there are some good tracks here as well. If nothing else, the progression from Matinee to Everything is New is worth experiencing.
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Though many have compared Jack Penate to jamie T, this is clearly not true after listening to this album. I first noticed jack after his single 'trn on the platform', and liked his new take on the indie scene. Yet, after hearing the rest of this album, it's clear that the best was still to come. The album takes you through sulful ballads like 'my yvonne' and 'learning and lines', which many indie artists tend not to get just right. However, penate achieves this and in great form. Yet, it is the quick transformation into the more upbeat songs like 'Run for your life' that show Jack really will be on the music scene for the long-haul.He's individual and his tracks aren't like may others you've heard. he's definitely one to take note of, especially before everyone else begins to catch on.

Deffo better than Jamie T.. a must buy!
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