Shine On

Jet - Shine On
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2006 Ratings: #627 / 654
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
September 30, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic, Capitol / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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Shine On is a good album that avoids the sophomore slump, but has enough moments of rote rocking to make the next record a worrisome prospect.

‘Shine On’ is not an album that tries to reinvent the wheel. In fact, it barely gives it a polish. But if you get a kick out of glorious, ragged old rock’n’roll, then you’ll consider it essential.
Entertainment Weekly
Aside from a couple of sweet ballads (”Eleanor” and ”Shiny Magazine”) and the organ-tinged ”Hey Kids,” it’s hard to take a shine to this mostly forgettable album.
The Guardian

Nobody is going to buy Shine On expecting intellectual enlightenment. It's trad-rock ordinaire, yet something lifts it out of the ordinary: its cheek, maybe, or its freewheeling vitality, or the occasional musical surprise it springs. 

You couldn’t find better evidence that two singles, not love, is all you need.
Not awful, but this overlong 2nd release by derivative Australian rock band contains few highlights and includes insufficient variation in amongst the clear attempt to grow

Fug no critic. Fug more suited to bashing things, but if Fug was, Fug might well have more to say on the issue of the lack of progression Shine On demonstrates, and question whether we should we really be impressed by a band who are making a career out of sounding like a Small Faces tribute band covering The Beatles in the style of Oasis.

Slant Magazine

The Pitchfork snotterati would have you believe Jet's sophomore album, Shine On, is the sonic equivalent of a monkey slurping his own piss, straight from the tap. Derivative, uninspired, and strained, sure, but I wasn't struck with any urophagic urges after giving it a spin.

best pitchfork review yet
Monkey piss
When I'm sad I just think of the pitchfork review and then I'm in a good mood again
After seeing the iconic Pitchfork review, it only would be fair to listen to this. The first proper song on the album, "Holiday" is a real rauncher. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" is hardly better, and "Bring It on Back" is so underwhelming, you start to conclude that if they use any instrument OTHER than a guitar, it'll all be better. The harmonies are grating on the ears, there are barely any hooks. In conclusion, it's about as bad as Pitchfork warned me.
i meaaaan...

...they're not wroooong...
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Track List

  1. L'Esprit d'Escalier
  2. Holiday
  3. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
  4. Bring It on Back
  5. That's All Lies
  6. Hey Kids
  7. Kings Horses
  8. Shine On
  9. Come On Come On
  10. Stand Up
  11. Rip It Up
  12. Skin and Bones
  13. Shiny Magazine
  14. Eleanor
  15. All You Have to Do  
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