JAGA JAZZIST — One-Armed Bandit (review)

JAGA JAZZIST — One-Armed Bandit album cover Album · 2010 · Nu Jazz Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Polo
One of my favorite albums of 2010.

Combining electronic music, indie rock, Zappa-esque fusion and the post-rock spirit ever present in Jaga Jazzist's music, 'One-Armed Bandit' is a very catchy album, one of those records you'll play in its entirety every single day for a couple of months and then store it on your shelf until you feel you're in the mood to remember the great music you've heard.

'One-Armed Bandit' is a lot more complex (and groovier, even though that's a rare combination) than the previous Jaga albums. It's not as jazzier than the rest of the band's discography though; the synths are very proeminent and give this album a distinctive modern sound.

Pros: original music, amazing nusicianship, clear production, "Prognissekongen", the title track.

Cons: last 3 songs aren't as memorable as the others; "Toccata" is a bit too repetitive.



In resume, 4 well-earned stars, an excellent addition to any jazz fusion/nu jazz fan.
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more than 2 years ago
I don't know what he's talking about, Toccata and the last 2 tracks are the best ones on the album
idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
With 4 not memorable tracks and a repetitive one isn't 4 stars too much?
Maybe they should have released an EP and get 5 stars

darkshade wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I loved A Livingroom Hush, but this one didn't grab me like ALH did. I'll have to give this one another listen

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