For their second album, Sydney’s The Jezabels have created an album of pop-rock that builds upon the strong foundation their debut album ‘Prisoner’ laid. The production is realms ahead and the group have clearly grown as songwriters.
For the first time in their 43 year long career, soul-funk heroes- Earth, Wind and Fire- ventured to our little corner as a welcome addition to the already mammoth lineup of the 2012 Byron Bay Bluesfest. It was well worth the wait. The thirteen piece group included three original members; Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson, and
Let's start with the basics. This is a pop album. An undeniably bland and derivative pop album. It has therefore been unbelievable the amount of positive press this album has received from alternative music fans, given the glaringly pop stylings of it. It is polished to the point that it is blinding. The songwriting is average and most closely resembles James Blunt's efforts, as seen on the opening track The A-Team, which is the highlight of the album. Not entirely offensive but not having much to it, this meandering pop gem gives some hope to this otherwise worthless effort.