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Radlands

30 April 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 April 2012
  • Release Date: 30 April 2012
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Copyright: 2012 Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Total Length: 52:05
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B007RILMUK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,338 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Si on 24 Jan. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A small nugget of knowledge but if you didn't already know "Radlands" is what the Americans refer to as the place where they store their nuclear arsenal in Texas...

In England I believe we use Scotland (as far away from the riches of the commons as possible)..might possibly be why Scotland is having a referendum for independence as they want to sign the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons treaty that Germany's on.
So if that goes ahead I imagine we'll send Trident to live in Northern Ireland..

Anyway the tape..

So a review of this album: If you need my opinion to help you decide on whether to purchase this tape then its probably not for you...

Unless you've never heard the Mystery Jets!

In which case I would thoroughly recommend getting up to speed with who they are by purchasing their prior releases in succession:

1)Making Dens.............2)21...........3)Seratonin...............Then Youtube "the Count & Sinden with the Mysetry Jetts" After Dark...

Then Buy This tape....

Each of their records are completely different in style and composition so listening to just one won't be enough to see they're unique style. I think they like the idea of completely playing across genres so that each time they give you something new that you couldn't have possibly expected..

If you spend a bit of time with these tapes you'll recognise that these guys have done fantastically well to make such excellent albums in such completely unique styles and in succession...

..But this is just my opinion, Jeff Capes may disagree..
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By Ross Clark on 7 Jun. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Because it sounds more mature and more rocky, I think it is probably their best album to date. I've liked all the other albums, and rated them all pretty highly. I think the Mystery Jets have been on an unscripted journey, thus the variation of style and content on all four albums. I just like the substance and sound this album has - the Texas influence, while making up the story within the album in a clever way, is actually pretty subtle and thankfully the MJ have not turned into the Eagles or suchlike. I think their experience over there has helped because the guitar sound is more adventurous and confident, something I've been hoping they would do. But added to this is confidence in the singing, lyrics, melodies everything really. Well done guys, and by the way really enjoyed the Brixton gig, top class!
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If you've owned this LP on Mp3 or CD you really haven't done the band justice. This is a joy to listen to on Vinyl, really sets the ears alight. This album has the feel and sound of a classic, with the bands influences clear, not least in the name dropping of Greatest Hits, but from what i previously thought were great tunes having had a new aural experience through this 180gs (probably closer to 360g as it's a double LP) of black wax, Sister Everett & The ballard fro Emerson Lonestar, are the real show stoppers. If you thought that the age of a truley great Lp, that you have to keep returning to was over, this might just give you hope?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K Thomson on 13 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
Now I'm not one to get angry at fellow reviewers on here, as I know some do. However, the BreakingMusic review - 'could this be the last we see of Mystery Jets? is it over?' - ...I'm sorry!? DID YOU LISTEN TO THIS? No one who can record You Had Me At Hello (soulful, breezy, reminiscent of Young Love in its confidence) or The Hale Bop (practically The Bee Gees) can split or end it all now. What a ridiculous statement. They are breezy and fantisiful as ever.

And yes, the album is excellent. It strolls through the first few, ebbing and flowing from haunting love song to confident indie rock hit. The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar is a touching moment early on, as is the title track. Serotonin, their most assured LP, had an air of claustrophobia about it, whereas Radlands knows what it is producing and what it is saying.

The album's centerpiece are the back-to-back Sister Everett and Lost In Austin. Both more rock numbers on the album, the touching choir on the end of the first leads well into the anthemic choruses on the second, and create a double-feature like a soundscape. Brilliant stuff. The closer, Luminescense, is a beautifully written track too, acoustic in form yet sometime sthe strongest numbers on this album are the stripped down ones. My one minor criticism of Radlands is sometimes it doesn't know how to end a track, yet repeating the bridge/solo part. This occurs on Someone Purer, Luminescence and Greatest Hits. This is fine when it works, but it drags out after a while on the album. This does not hinder what is a great 4th album from Mystery Jets, a grower for sure, and possibly their best yet.
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By K. Lord on 21 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
Where I do not believe it is as good as Serotonin (at least at present), this latest addition to the Mystery Jets is quite good.

I noticed alot of chill out songs mixed in with their usual indie dance numbers. These were very good and despite recording the songs in the USA, it still feels VERY British indeed. Overal it is an impressed record.

My most enjoyed tracks have been 'Radlands', 'Someone Purer', 'Sister Everett' and 'Take Me Where the Roses Grow' which is an excellent duet between Sophie-Rose and William Rees.
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