Jackson Scott - Melbourne
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2013 Ratings: #672 / 955
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Based on 14 ratings
July 23, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
Indie Pop, Lo-Fi / Genres
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Though Scott lathers his songs in tape hiss and disembodied noise, but the songs themselves are straight-forward and hooky guitar jams.

Under The Radar

All in all, it's an incredibly auspicious opening salvo from a fascinating new voice that will hopefully go on to have a career with the length and impact of his influences. 

Consequence of Sound

At its best, Scott’s debut Melbourne characterizes the North Carolina native as a compositional talent to watch in spite of an altogether failure to be musically assertive.


For a guy who nails the ’60s and ’90s indie pop sound so well, he didn’t do quite enough research; at least not enough to make an individual statement that’s unique and captivating for the rest of us.

Tiny Mix Tapes

Ideas aren’t chased up and are cut off before they unfurl effectively, the bad choices stack up on top of each other, and that’s before the album dissipates over the final third.

☆☆½ ~ I think it's a good/enjoyable album, but many passages are kinda irregular or simply boring.
Lo-fi pop that can be beautiful and charming that sadly just doesn't last as long as you would like. But it does have a woozy mysterious summer tone to it that is very listenable.
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Track List

  1. Only Eternal
  2. Evie
  3. Never Ever
  4. Sandy
  5. That Awful Sound
  6. Tomorrow
  7. Wish Upon
  8. Any Way
  9. Together Forever
  10. In The Sun
  11. Doctor Mad
  12. Sweet Nothing
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Added on: July 16, 2013