our score: 3.0 out of 5.0
Finally, Someone Played Rock & Roll
During a time
when studio executives and artists are more focused on image making
than musical expression, to hear a raw, honest rock album like
Jet's debut Get Born, is utterly refreshing. True, the
album is imperfect in delivery and form, but its artistic ambition
and drive can be felt in every chord. Brash, brazen and unapologetic,
the young Aussies' music is truly a reflection of the boy's playing
lead track "Are You Gonna' Be My Girl" has, unfortunately,
already been commercialized by iPod (thank you very little Mr.
Jobs), it remains one of the most kick-ass songs to reach the
airwaves this year. The rest of the album's tracks fail to reach
that songs level of perfection, but deliver well enough.
makes a daring attempt at power-ballads, with some actually coming
off well; both "Timothy" and "Come Around Again"
walk the fine line between subtlety and boredom. Alas, it's this
ambitious attempt at rock glory that restrains the album's ability
to perform. The overabundance of ballads on a 13 track album overshadows
the true rock songs. While sweet and bone-baringly honest, they
fall a little short of the Zeppelin or Aerosmith classics.
Born can be viewed an indication of greatness to come. As
the album itself is hampered by its own ambition, and spares only
a few good tracks.
liked Get Born...
2. Are You Gonna Be My Girl
3. Rollover D.J.
4. Look What You've Done
5. Get What You Need
6. Move On
7. Radio Song
8. Get Me Outta Here
9. Cold Hard B****
10. Come Around Again
11. Take or It Leave It
12. Lazy Gun