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SOMERSAULT

Jadis

 

Neo-Prog

3.02 | 41 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars Hear us

Many people seem to dislike this one for some reason, but to my ears Somersault is another good Jadis album. Even if this was the band's third album, I only heard this after I had already heard all the other Jadis albums including their more recent efforts. And as I pointed out in some of my reviews, Jadis is a band whose albums all follow the same formula. Somersault is no exception to this and the sound of this album is Jadis through and through. But while this formulaic approach became a problem for them later on in their career, I don't think that their inspiration was running dry just yet at this point. Both the present album and the next one (2000's Understand) are valid and relevant efforts by a good band even if they had admittedly already reached their peak with the previous Across The Water (my personal favourite Jadis album).

The fact that Jadis never departed from their well-established sound makes it a little bit difficult to describe each album without repeating myself from earlier reviews. But those who have heard other albums by Jadis pretty much know what to expect from Somersault, and if you enjoyed those other albums chances are that you will enjoy this one too. As did I.

The cover art image is rather weird, but the music is enjoyable. Recommended to those who already have More Than Meets The Eye and Across The Water.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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