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Once Like a Spark

Jetplane Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (27 Oct 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Small Town America
  • ASIN: B0000BXBYH
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,143 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Violence
2. Brave Gravity
3. I Opt Out
4. Calculate The Risk
5. Do It… Now!
6. Conventional Thought
7. Effect A Change
8. Tethered By All That We Know
9. The Strength Of Our Conviction
10. Writing The Ways Down
11. There Is No Real Courage Unless There Is Real Danger

Product Description

Product Description

Heavier and more commercial than its predecessor Zero For Conduct [2001] but no less thrilling; Jetplane take their literate, high-wire punk act up a step both in terms of production value and lyrical invention. Containing the singles Calculate The Risk and Brave Gravity this is the bands most accessible work to date and brought the band a legion of die-hard fans on it s initial release. A genius sophomore effort. This is the perfect modern rock record. Yes it really is that good! - Metal Hammer 8/10. ...leaves you gasping for breath and rushing to join the cause. Brilliant. - Kerrang! 4/5. Jetplane Landing make me glad I like guitar music, that s the greatest compliment I can offer. - Logo Magazine. For Fans Of: At The Drive-In, Fugazi, Helmet and Rage Against The Machine.

Product Description

JETPLANE LANDING Once Like A Spark (2003 UK 11-track CD album picture sleeve with lyrics STA014)

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4.4 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Over the past few years we have witnessed two very different sides to Jetplane Landing. Having been introduced via the relatively reserved and understated beauty of debut album Zero for Conduct, no one was quite prepared for the live beast that roamed the country, tearing up venues at every stop.

Now with album number two, JPL have emerged from the studio with an album every bit as intense. From the opening seconds of The Violence, complete with a monstrous groove that rolls effortlessly from the speakers, Once Like a Spark kicks from the stereo and for forty minutes demands your undivided attention.

It is on first spin a pretty immediate hit, yet with repeated listening exposes itself as a significantly more dynamic endeavour. An album as enjoyable as it is varied, it hits on a plethora of reference points - from the emo stylings of Jimmy Eat World (on Brave Gravity) to the more accessible end of Tool’s spectrum (on future single I Opt Out), but essentially rocks from start to finish, spitting riffs at every turn. There is the odd nod to its predecessor – most notably on Do It …Now!, proving that melody and restraint can still be very much part of the formula. It is however the conviction with which each track is delivered that is this record’s most endearing quality. Whether it’s all out rock or deftly articulated restraint, here is a band with an unyielding belief in themselves, and more importantly, material to match.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 5 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
Jetplane landing are such an awesome band and I think this album is great. It'll make you think. If you're looking for a band that write songs about every girl that ever dumped them then don't buy this! It's original and deep with fantastic structure. The melodies are brash and exciting! If you don't like talky singers then this might not be for you but I find it to be a breath of fresh air...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We Have Ignition! 19 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
If only Amazon permitted the use of half stars, because boy this album is stuck right bang in the middle of a "very good" 4-star quota and the old 5-star "classic".
Recalling fellow mid-nineties Irish hopefuls "Kerbdog", Jetplane Landing prescribes very much to the "Loud-Soft-Loud" song structure. Superfly pop melodies firmly stuck down to crunching post nu-metal guitars. To illustrate such a point "Do It... Now!" hammers home a motown-esque snare stomp to a mid-pace rocker. Marvin Gaye would have been proud! Other winners include the hit single that never was "Brave Gravity" and...well...the whole godamn album!
If carefully constructed songs with biting guitars and swirling pop melodies that take you by surprise are you thing, then buy, else stick to Busted.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By B. Marwood VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The follow-up to "Zero For Conduct" sees DIY rock heroes Jetplane Landing leave behind their former Pavement-esque meanderings and throw themselves headlong into full-blown Biffy Clyro-esque emo, in places so heavy that it could easily be classed as metal. This is apparent right from the opener "The Violence", a concoction of crunching guitars and screaming vocals. Here the similarity with Biffy Clyro doesn't just end with the genre, but also with the crucial time-signature changes which adds a whole new level to their previous work. Add to this the inclusion of instant anthem "Calculate The Risk" and you have an album which, if this band was on a big label, would catapult them to superstardom. Fans of the original LP need not despair either, as tracks such as "Brave Gravity" and "Do It... Now!" see the boys return to their 'old' sound of cleaner guitars and softer vocals.
The only criticism that i'd have of this album is that it sounds a lot more gleaming and polished compared to the ragged edges we're used to. For some, this will be a bonus, for me though it takes away the "live" atmosphere. Probably a prime example of this is "Tethered By All That We Know", for a long time a live favourite, yet a lot slower and less action-packed on CD.
In short, if you're into emo-rock (particularly the American stuff), get this album and love it. If you're already a fan, go into it with an open mind, then catch them in concert.
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