The Jezabels - Prisoner
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2011 Ratings: #356 / 977
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Based on 14 ratings
November 8, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mom + Pop / Label
Indie Rock / Genres / Website
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After a set of promising pre-debut releases, the Australia-based Jezabels deliver on their hype with “Prisoner,” a strong, ambitious but immediate debut. Their brand of noisy dream pop relies on momentum and power as much as it does atmosphere, with hazy but propulsive guitars guiding anthemic hooks. As a result, the songs take on a cinematic quality, continuing to build and expand even through longer runtimes. At the same time, “Prisoner” is informed by post-punk ... read more
Following a string of EP’s, The Jezabels’ arrive fully formed on their 2011 debut, Prisoner. Every element of the instrumentation – from the massive reverb added to Nik Kaloper’s impressive drumming, which cuts right through the mix, to Hayley Mary’s powerhouse vocals – fits perfectly together to create the towering walls of sound that make up this album’s best moments. Songs like the title track and “Nobody Nowhere” also feature brooding, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Prisoner 
  2. Endless Summer 
  3. Long Highway 
  4. Try Colour 
  5. Rosebud 
  6. City Girl 
  7. Nobody Nowhere 
  8. Horsehead 
  9. Austerlitz 
  10. Deep Wide Open 
  11. Peace Of Mind 
  12. Reprise 
  13. Catch Me
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Added on: November 14, 2011