Second Album Syndrome,
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This review is from: Shangri La (Audio CD)
The history of rock music is littered with examples of SAS .Having enjoyed Jake's debut I was really hoping this would be an exception. I am disappointed to say it isn't.
On the plus side, Rick Rubin has done a fine job on production. The sound is polished (perhaps too polished) and the playing is surefooted. Sadly, the songs just don't stack up - 'Me And You' being a rare exception; nothing comes remotely close to the first album.
Don't lose faith! This guy is way too talented not to come back stronger. Roll on album number three.