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Posted by: Dave on August 31, 2009 at 11:14 am

JackPenateEverything.jpgSound: Romantic, anthemic, danceable Brit pop that incorporates Afro-beat and Caribbean rhythms and soulful vocals. The music can feel grand, proper and sophisticated, while simultaneously capturing a raw, visceral energy.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “Pull My Heart Away”; “Be The One”; “So Near”
Medium Rotation tracks: The rest
Recommended: Fans of The Cure’s bubbly, worldly, radio-friendly work will find plenty to like on the latest from Jack Peñate. At times, his moans and wails are almost too reminiscent of Robert Smith. But Jack stands head and shoulders above nearly all of the Cure imitators that have emerged this decade thanks to the bold eclecticism of his music, his exceptional vocal skills and his stellar pop songcraft. Everything is New showcases his latest, previously unreleased work, but it practically feels like a greatest hits.
Grade: A- (Top 20 Albums of 2009 Candidate)

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One Response to “Review: Jack Peñate Everything Is New (XL)”

  1. New Music Nation » Blog Archive » Top 20 Albums of 2009 (as of 10/6/09) Says:

    […] 1. The Rural Alberta Advantage Hometowns (Saddle Creek) 2. Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day (Motown/G.O.O.D.) 3. Brother Ali Us (Rhymesayers) 4. Psapp The Camel’s Back (Domino) 5. The Decemberists The Hazards of Love (Capitol) 6. The Mars Volta Octahedron (Warner Brothers) 7. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (Warp) 8. Jack Peñate Everything Is New (XL) 9. M. Ward Hold Time (Merge) 10. Neko Case Middle Cyclone (Anti-) 11. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod) 12. Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (Domino) 13. Handsome Furs Face Control (Sub Pop) 14. Electric Owls Ain’t Too Bright (Vagrant) 15. Chali 2na Fish Outta Water (Decon) 16. UUVVWWZ UUVVWWZ (Saddle Creek) 17. Thrice Beggars (Vagrant) 18. P.O.S. Never Better (Rhymesayers) 19. N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo (Anti-) 20. The Black Crowes Before the Frost… (Silver Arrow/Megaforce) Filed in: Top 20 Albums Standings […]

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