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Emergency on Planet Earth
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock
In the liner notes to Jamiroquai's debut album, lead singer and mastermind Jason Kay delivers a sincere, if oversimplified, screed about distributing the wealth and saving the rainforests. The lyrics follow suit: except fo... more »
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In the liner notes to Jamiroquai's debut album, lead singer and mastermind Jason Kay delivers a sincere, if oversimplified, screed about distributing the wealth and saving the rainforests. The lyrics follow suit: except for a single love tune ("Blow Your Mind"), Kay bemoans war, greed, racism, and conformity, or extols the power of music as a drug ("Hooked Up") or as a catalyst for social revolution. This is not Jamiroquai's most eloquent album, nor their strongest musically, what with most songs structured as long-form, open-ENDed jams weighing in at six minutes or more. Though interesting as a chronicle of Kay's musical vision taking shape, overall it's a document that will appeal most to Deadheads and jam-band fans. --Suzanne McElfresh
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No dancing-floor hits!!!
Camilo Rueda Lopez | San Sebastian de Los Reyes, MADRID Spain | 07/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first release of a band that currently doesn't sound like it used to on this album, circa 1993, which makes it a cool retrospective like looking at an old photograph. Probably this album has the real essence of what Jamiroquai was when the band disguised as eco-terrorists rather than trying hard to sound like Stevie Wonder remixed.
Good one and, maybe, even better than some of their subsequent releases.
DON'T expect mainstream songs or big dancing-floor hits!!! However, very good music is granted indeed except for one or two experimental songs...
Recommended for those trying to keep appart from the mainstream, but not yet on the alternative side."