Sound Affects

The Jam - Sound Affects
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1980 Ratings: #24 / 124
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
1980 Ratings: #29
Liked by 3 people
November 28, 1980 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
New Wave, Post-Punk / Genres
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okay, it's good. but by far it's not perfect.
In general, a decent-to-fine album. It's worse than the two previous ones and it doesn't prevent any growth or a major development in the band's sound. It is pretty faceless until "That's Entertainment", a marvelous song. To be fair, "Monday" is also enjoyable, but the rest of the A-side is totally passable, especially "Set the House Ablaze". B-side is way more consistent and is more representative of their new wave/mod rhythmic and energic essence. Every track is ... read more
Fairly uninspiring
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Added on: October 29, 2013