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5.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet symphony, 20 May 2009
This review is from: All Night Cinema (Audio CD)
Jack Allsop's previous LP 'Overtones' was a unique blend of sharp observations, sweet harmonies and hypnotic beats; this follow-up is more of the same but is less instant and more of a grower - I'm certainly not complaining though as it's as emminently listenable as anything he's done - even the ubiquitous 'Stars in their Eyes'. Alsopp's lackadaisical vocals coupled with hip-hop beats and topped-off with a Disco sensibility, are as intelligent, witty and droll as anything by Morrissey, Neil Tennant, Mike Skinner, Eminem or Paul Heaton, to name but a few.
Standout tracks here are: 'Embers', arguably the most musically complex and most accomplished song Jack has written to date; 'Goth in the Disco', a quirkily humourous electro number that is so obviously tongue-in-cheek that the Amazon reviewer's comments made me chuckle; and 'Astronaut', as laid-back and droll as anything from previous CD 'Overtones' - however 'The Day I died' is the album's standout, a wry look at an unfulfilled life and as emotive as it is liltingly hypnotic.

Endlessly emotive, pulling no punches, and avoiding becoming a pastiche (unlike some of his contemporaries); Just Jack is exactly that: Just himself, just honest - just right.
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Initial post: 23 Jun 2009 15:30:54 BDT
S. Foden says:
can i ask how you have heard this album already? just jack is my favourite artist of this current era and have been eargerly waiting for this album, really curious as to how you have got a sneak peek?

steve

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2009 13:59:53 BDT
Soapyrano says:
I'd agree with S.Foden's comments. Not dissing the review per se and I hope its all true because I think Just Jack is wonderful. But posting this review some considerable time in advance of the album release smacks a little of a PR puff piece.

Interesting that Binro hasn't even had the stones to offer a rebuttal! Jack, come out we know its you....

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