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Comic Book Whore
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Don't let the title fool you...
Falena L. Paul | Oakville, CT USA | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album came out like the first firefly in summer when the guys were pretty much swamping the music scene. Her song release, "More Than I Can", actually did get airplay, and I considered it a hit. Don't let the title fool you. Jane is more serious than comic books, and she has more substance than your general "whore". Her lyrics are deep, intelligent, and insightful - profound poetry put to electronic, bass-driven, techno-type pop rock.
The true artistry is in the fact that all this meaning is cloaked in Interscope Records' plucking, prodding, and polishing. It's covert, almost, as if they tried to hide Jane Jensen behind a cardboard cut-out of a teenage boy's fantasy, and out leaked the supergirl. Isn't that the way it is, though? We gals learn early what personas are presentable, only to find the presentation isn't worth it at all. What counts is the stuff we've been hiding...the stuff of us. Take, for instance, "Clumsy", where Jane Jensen asks, "You want the girl that you see...so why the h*ll don't you want me?" Or the confessional, "Highway 90", where she admits, "I think about a girl, she lives so fast. She coulda been a Super Sonic Chica. If she could get off her *ss."
My personal favorites are the tracks where she gets strong in her lyrics, such as "Listen" ("You, You're going to listen to me now. You, You better watch yourself this time.") and "More Than I Can" ("That's just more than I can give. I'm gonna save myself first..."); and the tracks were she gets philisophical, such as "Be Just Sound" ("Kafka's no bedtime story.And you're no morning glory.") and "Superstar" ("So why you wanna be so quiet? Did the angels get to you too? You know we always misunderstand them. We always do.") But I won't spoil all the fun lyrics about Buddha and Mighty Mouse - you should absolutely check it out yourself. This album is a must-have."
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deirdre_of_the_sorrows | USA, PA | 03/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why nobody has really caught on to Jane. I have never heard her on the radio, nobody I meet ever knows who she is. I have introduced her to many people who instantly become addicted. Comic Book Whore is one of the most amazing albums of all time. Jane has a beautiful voice and hypnotic tunes. The words to her songs grab your heart and soul. I have had this album for years and it is still one of my favorites. This is a style of music that will never fade with time. A MUST listen-to for any alternative music or rock and roll fan, especially those who admire significant women in rock. She knows what it feels like to be a woman!"
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pancake_repairman | gfjdhgfjhgj | 07/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The music isn't much concerned with melody, just timbre, rhythm and atmosphere. The vocal delivery has so much personality, and the lyrics are so evocative, like Jane is some sleepwalking stowaway on a spaceship, telling you half-remembered stories and dreams. It sounds completely non-rehearsed. At the time this album was just another quirky alternative pop-rock album, but with that era behind us now, the album has proven to be so much more musically enduring than I would have imagined. More Than I Can is the most melodic, immediately catchy song, and a well chosen single, maybe even written for a single, but the stand-outs for me are Blank Suger and Dream Ridiculous Implausable, where Jane's multitracked vocals reach their peak of random colliding cuteness."