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The Joke's finest hour,
This review is from: Night Time (Audio CD)
While the early Joke albums are brilliant in their own way, it was with Night Time that they created their truly classic album. The harsh, riffing guitars are still there, as are the hypnotic rhythms from the bass and drums. But added to this are a new sophistication in the song writing, with increased emphasis on synths and melodic vocals. Although the follow up album was perhaps a bit too synth lead and the vocals a bit too conventional, here the band find a perfect balance between their earlier punkiness and a new found accessibility. The obvious stand out track is the hit single Love Like Blood, but almost every track could have been a single as they are all so strong. The remastered CD, with a good selection of session and non-album tracks makes this an essential buy even if you already own the original release.
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2010 13:44:26 GMT
Adam Jackson says:
Ive started backwards with KJ - started with Absolute Dissent, Hosannas etc. This is a very good album but very eighties in style esp the drumming & synths. Jaz is more like a death metall singer these days compared to the vocals here. Seems like they went from more of a Depeche Mode sound in the 80s to now something more akin to Ministry??
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