Because it features The Jam's single greatest song--"Town Called Malice"--The Gift
gets bonus points right from the start. Though inconsistent at times, there's so much here to love that the album, far more than a collection of singles, transcends the sum of its parts. Soulful and funky, there's the too-short tease of lover's caress "Ghost", the intense jam on "Precious", and a classic pop nugget in "Running on the Spot". There are mis-steps here, too--"The Planners Dream Goes Wrong" goes, well, wrong, "Circus" is a multi-ring mess of influences, and the otherwise fantastic "Carnation" is almost ruined by a sloppy bridge--but substitute in other Jam singles, say "Going Underground" and "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight", and this could almost be a best of collection. --Randy Silver
180 grams audiophile vinyl / Includes full colour insert
About the Artist
The Jam is the band of 'The Modfather ' Paul Weller. Although The Jam emerged at the same time as Punk Rock, The Jam better fitted the mould of the New Wave bands who came later. Also, being from just outside London rather than in it, they were never really part of the tightly-knit punk clique. They became hugely popular with their blend of pop melodies and Weller's barbed lyrics. In 1982 Weller announced that The Jam would disband at the end of the year. The announcement came as a shock to Foxton and Buckler, who felt that the band still had many years left. The Gift is their sixth and final studio album. Released on 12 March 1982, it reached #1 on the British charts.
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