Jumping the Shark

Alex Cameron - Jumping the Shark
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #304 / 1023
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2013 Ratings: #214
2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Label
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Alex Cameron's debut is dark minimal synth / art pop record with some very clever lyrics and great production creating some very catchy pop songs for 30 minutes straight.

Track Review

Happy Ending 9/10
Gone South 8/10
Real Bad Lookin' 8.5/10
The Comeback 8/10
She's Mine 8.5/10
The Internet 7.5/10
Mongrel 7.5/10
Take Care of Business 8/10

Average: 8.1/10
A sleazy hazy half hour with cheesy 80s instrumentals paired with wonderful lyrics about entertainers way past their prime, the goddamn drunkest girl in the bar and the internet

How a, at the time, young man in his early to mid 20s manages to both capture this sleazy essence so perfectly and paint such vivid pictures musically and lyrically i have no idea. But it is absolutely genius

On a some level this album should not work as well as it does, but it does, it works so goddamn well
Darker/funnier than ‘Forced Witness’...but even though the sparse musical accompaniment suits the vibe it’s less hook’y and addictive than on the follow up album.
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#9/Les Inrocks

Track List

  1. Happy Ending
  2. Gone South
  3. Real Bad Lookin'
  4. The Comeback
  5. She's Mine
  6. The Internet
  7. Mongrel
  8. Take Care of Business
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Added on: June 25, 2016