Jungle

Jungle - Jungle
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2014 Ratings: #326 / 956
User Score
Based on 140 ratings
2014 Ratings: #257
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July 15, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
XL / Label
Nu-Disco, Synth Funk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Mixing warbly bass lines with angular rhythms, breezy atmospherics and an eternal falsetto, these 12 tracks come off both strikingly original and familiar.

80
NME

‘Jungle’ is a record designed to seep from barbeques the breadth of 2014, an ultra-modern rewiring of funk for Generation Y. 

80
The 405

It's difficult to gauge whether they have another album of material in them or if they've used it all up in their debut, but it's still a fantastic record that managed to live up to the hype that's surrounded them since day one.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Heavy on the party-catalysts and sonic Frankensteinery, it promises to be a sublime addition to DJ sets, house shindigs and general knees-ups.

80
DIY

They sound like two guys having the time of their life, even if it’s a life spent following a rulebook.

80
Drowned in Sound

Comprising 12 tracks of superbly-constructed neo indie-disco, Jungle is a work that’s conversely perfect to either dance or relax to. 

80
Time Out London

Jungle have done what Disclosure did so well last year – make electronic music with human heart, marry underground cool with main-stage appeal, and do it with vision and conviction.

70
AllMusic

The details of bandmember identities and backgrounds quickly become extraneous in light of the wealth of intriguing sounds presented on this incredibly well-constructed debut.

67
A.V. Club

Aside from a smattering of strong tracks, though, the album is too sleek and too wrapped in its own crate-digging influences to be more than an agreeable summer album. 

62
Pitchfork

Too often, Jungle’s shimmering surfaces belie the flimsiness of the songs themselves, which buckle under any sort of weight.

33
Consequence of Sound

Jungle is a polished debut, but there’s no sense that J and T (or whoever is actually singing here) feel any sort of commitment to their lyrics, their arrangements, or anything beyond producing neatly packaged songs that slide them into festival slots. 

goncalocouto
78
Jungles debut album sounds like 70's soul and funk merged with electronics. I am sure you can guess what Jungle sounds like for yourself, with the blend of this old school approach with the electronics of today, but it is a new animal that must be heard to see. There are a few clunky songs, but the uniqueness of the other songs is worth it.

✅ The Heat | Accelerate | Busy Earnin' | Time | Julia | Son Of A Gun | Lucky I Got What I Want | Lemonade Lake
NessJr
91
Synth Pop meets Neo Afrobeat and a lot of Funk.
Jungle debut album is a miracle. It shouldn't exist. But here it is.
The mix of so many rhythms and tropical sounds, in an very enticing and approachable package shouldn't be possible, but somehow they pulled it off. It also serves as a gateway album for more obscure genres like afrobeat and funk, which obviously helped as inspiration for this project.
Listening to this record is an invitation to dance by yourself and have a wonderful time. The ... read more
FeelsRijoMan
88
This is some great mood music
DalekTurret32
96
The Heat [95]
Accelerate [94]
Busy Earnin' [96]
Platoon [98]
Drops [94]
Time [100]
Smoking Pixels [93] (-)
Julia [98]
Crumbler [94]
Son Of A Gun [94]
Lucky I Got What I Want [97]
Lemonade Lake [99]

Top 5:

5. Lucky I Got What I Want
4. Platoon
3. Julia
2. Lemonade Lake
1. Time
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
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Track List

  1. The Heat
  2. Accelerate
  3. Busy Earnin'
  4. Platoon
  5. Drops
  6. Time
  7. Smoking Pixels
  8. Julia
  9. Crumbler
  10. Son Of A Gun
  11. Lucky I Got What I Want
  12. Lemonade Lake
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Added on: June 20, 2014