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on 26 April 2017
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on 24 May 2017
good quick service nice item thanks.
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on 5 September 2014
I'll be honest - until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Stephen Malkmus, The Jicks or Pavement (except the kind you walk on when you're shopping on the high street) - and I certainly had very little idea as to what 'Jagbags' meant (I still don't, to be honest). Add to that a general apathy when it comes to being bothered to write reviews on Amazon, and it is all the more incredible that I have taken the time to post this today. Why have I done so? Simple. It's because Wig Out At Jagbags is a most marvellous record; one which deserves to be heard by a very great many people. One that should - if there was any justice and Simon Cowell pop clones didn't rule the world - sit atop the hit parade for week upon week upon all-conquering week.

That's if there was any justice. As it is, there isn't much justice and this wonderful album seems to have been met (on Amazon at least) with a decidedly average response. Which, quite frankly, is a terrible crime, and an absolute affront to beautiful tunes, fantastic musicianship and mind-boggling lyricism.

I could review this record track by track but that would probably be tedious both for you (imaginary reader) and me. Suffice to say, every track is a triumph; a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of tuneful wonderment and magic that will fill your ears (not to mention your heart and your brain) with beauty, joy, happiness and general, all-round nice feelings.

Ignore the crazy 1 star review you will find on here. This confused individual hasn't even heard the record the whole way through (and yet still feels they have the right to award the lowest rating possible). Let us have no trolling. Instead, let us have 'LOLling' to the mighty majesty of Malkmus and his captivating cohorts. This album is 5 stars all the way, baby. It will delight you, enthral you, please you, thrill you... it will carry your very soul away to a place where there is only the sweetest of sounds.

I urge any and all: listen to this album. Buy this album. Enjoy this album. Be lifted by this album. For people like S. Malkmus are a gift from the gods of the crotchet and the quaver, and their infectious brilliance is gone all too soon.
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on 9 January 2014
Malkmus & The Jicks return with their sixth album, and maybe their sunniest effort to date.
Produced by the band, togheter with long-time Pavement sound engineer Remko Schouten,
"Wig Out at Jagbags" offers a lot to embrace and contain some of Malkmus's best pop songs
since his Pavement days.

Both "Lariat" and "Cinnamon and Lesbians" sound a bit like Pavement around "Brighten the corners"
and both are ridiculously infectious, the same goes for "Houston Hades" and "J Smoov" .
Beck produced "Mirror Traffic", the preceding album, and maybe I'm mistaken, but to me it sounds like
"J Smoov" comes with a heavy Beck Hansen soul imprint. In any case, it's a beautiful song.
I think all of his earlier albums have been a bit hit or miss, but on Wig Out the hits are plenty
and the misses very few. "Surreal teenagers" and "Shibboleth" are the only songs I don't like too much.

As usual he comes up with quite a few great lines: "Come slam-dancing with some ancient dudes,
we are returning, returning to our roots, no new material, just cowboy boots".
He's always been great with songtitles and lyrics, one of the wittiest around, and according to Malkmus
he also had "Morrissey's Trainwrecked Daughter", "New Yoga for Cleavage Hounds", "Chocolate Euros"
and "Swingers Blowing Freddie" as potential album titles. He he!

Wig Out.
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VINE VOICEon 13 February 2014
Sound investment for all, barring those who "just don't get it".

For those uninitiated, Stephen has a voice that approximates a tune - rather than hitting the correct notes he fires for the right ones. His songwriting balances between off-kilter folk/psych/prog (small p) and lo-fi indie. On several tunes however he does successfully morph into The Grateful Dead playing "Loaded" (Velvet Underground) - "Cinnamon & Lesbians" is for example, first cousin to the Dead's "St Stephen". This is no bad thing!

"Surreal Teenagers" also manages to include the word "Tesseract" - no mean feat. The lyrics are a cut above most and have the added bonus of bringing a smile to my face - (this is a good thing , since I can be a miserable B....)

"J Smoov" gets an added bonus star for including what I believe to be a trombone solo. This is really good in the confines of your car as you are inevitably tempted to accompany it on mouth trumpet. (no sexual connotations , please).

This is a CD of rare beauty and my favourite of 2014 ..so far. I suspect it will remain so.

I commend this CD to the house.
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on 14 March 2014
The genius we like to call Malkmus has made it again. Exceeded expectations by transforming into a pop-star.
The most openly pop S.M-album made since Brighten The Corners.
Let's hope he continues his journey for years to come. We deserve it.
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on 9 December 2014
Proving that his musical chops have, if anything, continued to increase since his time as the lead singer of Pavement, Stephen Malkmus and the rest of the Jicks- all experienced musicians from notable bands- have released yet more fun, cleverly-constructed music for fans and new listeners alike to enjoy. The refinement in song-writing and musicianship, distilling each track down into its essential elements but not leaving them feeling stripped-down, speaks well of Malkmus's idiosyncratic and original approach.
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on 30 January 2014
Fabulous indie guitar pop showing lots of different influences, Steely Dan, Pixies. Stand out Tracks for me are Larriat and Houston Hades,
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on 14 September 2014
Item as described, prompt delivery.
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on 29 December 2014
Requested by my son
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