5.0 out of 5 stars Get your lugs round this beauty!
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...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Review by Breakingmusic.co.uk
So the Mystery Jets, set off to discover themselves in Texas, and to be honest when I read their psycho-babble about wanting to be "as far away from everything we knew" I huffed and said, yeah so what, isn't that what everyone wants, in fact I thought isn't that why we fall in love with bands and artists in the first place, I want a band to take me somewhere, and that...
Published on 6 May 2012 by Breakingmusic.co.uk
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get your lugs round this beauty!,
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Mature, sensible, could even be their best.,
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Radlands - Scotland,
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..
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Service,
This item was purchased as a present. After placing the order I was informed that the item had been despatched and arrived well packed before the designated delivery date. I would have no hesitation in recommending this distributer.
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful,
This is the most beautiful album that was released in the last 20 years. It is a must for everybody who enjoys good songwriting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it.,
This is a must have essential for any mystery jets fan, radlands is one of there best and sounds incredible on vinyl!
5.0 out of 5 stars Apparently perfect,
Bought on behalf of a friend for a granddaughter - and apparently it's wonderful and well received at the time
5.0 out of 5 stars RADLANDS MYSTERY JETS,
YET ANOTHER MASTER CD FROM THE JETS, THEY JUST GET BETTER AND BETTER, WOULD LOVE THEM TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT ON POPULAR RADIO IN 2013. GREAT SERVICE AS WELL WITH DELIVERY
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery jets Radlands,
Another great Album from mystery Jets!
Although there sound has diverted on this record! they have experimented with a kind of American 70's folk rock! & have pulled it off again.
In my opinion they go from strength to strength! & it seems there really enjoying themselves on this record.
I would highly recommend this Album! i bought it on vinyl' sounds fantastic With quality gatefold cover.
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow burner but worth the effort,
I absolutely love the Mystery Jets but was initially disappointed with this album. I persevered and kept listening and it has grown on me massively. Now I think it has all the hallmarks of their previous stuff - epic vocals and multiple layers to every song. I get more out of it with every listen. I still wouldn't put it above their previous albums but it isn't too much below either. I look forward to seeing where they go with the next album.
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