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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
Serotonin
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on 13 July 2010
Before I listened to this album, I was worried that I wouldn't like it as I'd heard they'd moved away from what made their album Twenty One, and I loved Twenty One! But although this album does have a different feel and style, it's simply a more mature sound and it's wonderful. Mystery Jets really know how to use synths to their advantage.

The opening song is brilliant, and the beginning leads you into a song, and a album that you know will not disappoint.

Some the songs just put a smile on my face: Show Me The Light has be the most uplifting song on this album. Lady Gray and Serotonin are also fantastic in doing this.

Mystery Jets show they can do ballads too with It's Too Late To Talk, which I can tell is heartfelt and has meaningful lyrics.

And who can't love Flash A Hungry Smile with lyrics like 'Have you heard all the birds and bee have all got STDs?' Sounds odd, but it's another excellent song.

The bonus track, Loose Lips Sink Ships, shows Mystery Jets still can make music with a very alternative sound, and sounds quite different from the rest of the album. This track is also very good though too!

Basically the whole album is amazing!
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on 6 March 2011
This is a fantastic album to add to the other two previous fantastic albums. There is growth and maturity evident but the Mystery Jets flavour is still well and truly there. Great catchy songs, interesting arrangements and superb vocals. If you can catch them live I highly recommend it.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 10 July 2010
Serontonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter whose function as a central
nervous system mood regulator, among others, has the capacity to make
us glow from the inside out with love for the world and our fellow man.
More feelgood-factor than X-Factor if you like!
The title of Mystery Jets new album is, accordingly, entirely apt.
This really is music to make you feel good.

I remain very fond of their 2008 release 'Twenty One'. It has the kind
of energy which can make you grin and laugh and walk in a silly way.
You really must listen to 'Half In Love With Elizabeth'. Please.

This new collection of eleven tracks doesn't mess about at all.
These are very fine songs performed with care and conviction.

Blaine Harrison sings and plays guitar and keyboards and so does
old friend William Rees; Kai Fish plays bass and Kapil Trivedi drums.
Even Mr Harrison's dad Henry has an important part to play.

There's more than a whiff of Arcade Fire's visionary power in opening
track 'Alice Springs' but there's plenty of space in the world for a
composition as stirring as this whatever its pedigree!

'It's Too Late' is a gorgeous composition. Big tune, big harmonies and the
cutest old-fashioned synthesiser sound imaginable. Mr Harrison howls
beautifully at its heart! (I was very pleased as you can imagine...)

The effortless five-star quality continues with 'The Girl Is Gone'.
The tick-tock beat keeps this marvelously simple melody on track
from top to tail. (I had the strangest association whilst listening to it -
McGuinness Flint's 1970 hit 'When I'm Dead and Gone' - something to
do with this music's almost timeless ambience I'm sure!)

'Show Me The Light' is another cracker. You can dance to it. I did. Badly!

Final track 'Lorna Doone' emerges slowly from the swirling mists of its
opening dirge to become the album's crowning glory. An emotionally
uplifting song with a soaring falsetto vocal performance from Mr Harrison Jnr.
Traces of popular music from five decades seem to have been compressed into
one magisterial anthem to stir our blood and bring us strength and fortitude.

'Serotonin' is a work of simple, seismic beauty.

Essential.
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on 9 August 2010
A really impressive fast delivery of the Mystery Jets new Seratonin CD - Thank you for a very prompt delivery of an excellent album that will be played over and over again
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