Friday, August 10, 2007

Album Review: Jet - Get Born

Australian rock band Jet released their debut studio album "Get Born" on 14 September 2003 under Elektra Records and Capitol Records. This album was produced by Dave Sardy.

"Get Born" received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, based on 15 reviews. Alternative Press gave it a rave review and found Jet's songs catchy and their appeal diverse. Q magazine said that the album's raw immediacy belies its dated influences. Uncut called it "an efficient if fairly joyless hybrid of the Stones, AC/DC and Oasis". In a negative review, Pitchfork Media wrote that Jet sounds like "everyone's favorite old rock bands" and have "insipid lyrics", including interjections such as "Come On!" and "Oh Yeah!" sung "every five seconds". Robert Christgau of The Village Voice cited "Rollover D.J." and "Look What You've Done" as highlights and remarked that the band has "the juice and talent to make their retro happen without the brains or vision to run with it". He gave the album a two-star honorable mention, indicating a "likable effort consumers attuned to its overriding aesthetic or individual vision may well enjoy". In October 2010, "Get Born" was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

Tracklisting:

01. Last Chance
02. Are You Gonna Be My Girl
03. Rollover DJ
04. Look What You've Done
05. Get What You Need
06. Move On
07. Radio Song
08. Get Me Outta Here
09. Cold Hard Bitch
10. Come Around Again
11. Take It Or Leave It
12. Lazy Gun
13. Timothy

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