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5.0 out of 5 stars Que Suerte!, 7 May 2003
This review is from: Analphabetapolothology (Audio CD)
This is a collection of all of Cap'n Jazz's songs, and there is not a single dissapointment here. From the thrashy-pop-punk of 'Little League' to the falsetto-based 'Ooh Do I love You'. Not forgetting Tim Kinsellas infamous lyrical-word play ("dictioncanary can swear she's barely aware of her apparently paralyzing stares") and guitars tuned to E G C G C E...
Everything about this collection is great. Plus there's the added bonus of the songs being remastered and a comprehensive inlay sleeve.
This CD might hold interest to those who are in the current 'Emo' scene, as Cap'n Jazz's member resurfaced to form such bands as The Promise Ring, Joan Of Arc and American Football.
This is a fantastic album to own, and what's more is that this is totally unique, despite the band splitting up in 1995.
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5.0 out of 5 stars boys who never apologise, 13 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Analphabetapolothology (Audio CD)
Most of the songs on this cd were recorded on a 4-track and from the sound of it, before the band was really comfortable with the songs. However, this is where all the excitement and energy seems to come from. Every track threatens to fall apart at any moment but they keep it together and the results are thrilling. The word "pretentious" gets thrown at Cap'n Jazz a lot and I don't think that's fair at all, they were basically just high school kids playing punk music but with a bit more creativity and invention than most hardcore bands. This resulted in them helping to create the much maligned emo genre, which is a shame, but it's not hard to hear what the hordes of copyists were trying to acheive.

It took me a long time to get in to Analphabetapolothology, it's one of those albums where I thought there was only one decent track to begin with (in my case In The Clear) and one by one a new track revealed it's charms every week, Oh Messy Life, then The Sands've Turned Purple (which is now the song against which I judge all other rock music), then We Are Scientists until it had reached the point where there was not a single track which didn't blow me away, even Yes, I Am Talking To You which is one of the least straightforward punk songs I've heard, but after a minute of false starts and 2 bar sections erupts in to the biggest chorus. Every song follows a different path and they all have energy and have the perfect balance between hitting sweet spots and subverting the obvious path for the song to take.

Cap'n Jazz are revolutionary and every member of the band has gone on to numerous other projects which I highly recommend as well, particularly American Football and Ghosts & Vodka.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything feels good, 12 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Analphabetapolothology (Audio CD)
It might be a bit sloppy and maybe a little pretentious but this CD is amazing! Each time you listen to it you find something new hidden underneath the whirlwind of guitars and drums. Everybody needs this CD.
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