CD Jackinabox [CD Boxset] [2 discs] (CD 647231),
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Jackinabox [CD Boxset] [2 discs]


  • 0. JACKINABOX (+ BONUS DVD):
    1. Can't Buy the Sunshine
    2. Red Moon
    3. Forever
    4. Asleep With the Fireflies
    5. Fishing For a Dream
    6. Road to Nowhere
    7. Over & Over
    8. Last Clown
    9. Above the Clouds
    10. Building Wraps Round Me
    11. Jackinabox
    12. Come & Go
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CDSOURX110

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Includes a DVD.
    On JACKINABOX, it sounds as if London-based urban-folk duo Turin Brakes have moved permanently to the California coast. From the top-down, wind-in-the-hair ride of the opener "They Can't Buy the Sunshine" to the Crosby, Stills, & Nash melodicism of "Forever" and the avant-country groove of "Asleep With the Fireflies," this album is clearly rooted in the blissed-out aesthetic of late-'60s/early-'70s Los Angeles. However, Turin Brakes's native influences haven't left them entirely; Belle and Sebastian are lurking in the wings of much of JACKINABOX, and the punchy pop of "Over and Over" is pure Britpop songcraft filtered through the lazy, sun-baked vibe of the beach instead of the pub or the dancefloor.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 - "From mellifluous acoustics and funk-jazz via pop anthems and bossa nova, this is a freewheeling, feel-good record."
    Magnet (p.112) - "The less-is-more approach suits them, as their gorgeous songs need no embellishment."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[They] have taken a sonic quantum leap with JACKINABOX, crafting a fresh egg-warm and mohair-soft nest for their luscious melodies."
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