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The Jelly Jam

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.93 | 36 ratings

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eMTee
2 stars The band's self titled debut album is one of the best of its kind, a mixture of modern progressive/psychedelic rock with many great songs. Now with '2' we got something very different. Its OK when a band's sound is changing through each and every new release but with this album that change is a bit shocking - in a negative way!

This album sounds as almost a pure mainstream or AOR release: most of the songs sounds are good, however, some of them would even be too bad for an average mainstream rock album. Not much progressive elements this time - the album simply falls into the category of alternative rock and interestingly it reminds me to the a great alter rock album 'Grave Dancers Union' by Soul Asylum. The only problem is that GDU contains a much more dynamic and diverse music than '2' so...

Tracks like 'Empty', 'Runaway' and 'War Is...' are the weekest parts of the album and 'Allison' is the only song what slightly brings back the feeling of the fine first Jelly Jam release.

So I must say people who love the first album must probably avoid this one - the peculiar feeling of that unique music is gone and, let's say it, a bit of boredom what the guys offering us in '2'. In an alternative rock music site this album would easily deserve 4 stars but sorry, no more than 2 stars for this one at PA.

eMTee | 2/5 |

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