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Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Before Jackson decided he was an artiste and began experimenting with big-band swing and classical music, he was a snotty punk who looked at other people's relationships with a jaundiced eye. His 1979 debut contains severa... more »
Before Jackson decided he was an artiste and began experimenting with big-band swing and classical music, he was a snotty punk who looked at other people's relationships with a jaundiced eye. His 1979 debut contains several of his best-known hits--"Sunday Papers," "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" and "Fools in Love," plus under-recognized classics like "Baby Stick Around." The simple four-man rock & roll sound suits Jackson's young voice perfectly, and the songs have a pop snap that Jackson unfortunately abandoned as his career progressed. --Steve Knopper
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John S. (jayhawkjohnn) from TOPEKA, KS
Reviewed on 11/2/2015...
I had this on my wish list for 5-6 months so was happy to get it to listen to. I first heard the 2-3 big hits from it while in 7th-8th grade & now i'm over 45 & I had never heard all of the songs. Maybe joe would have stayed near the top of music world in 80s if he had kept this kinda sound after nt& day from 82. Sure I like the songs from look sharp & I have 1 other cd from him but don't think I need any more of his cds in my collection, look sharp rocks out in a cool poppy kinda way.
One of the great pop albums of all time.
Scott M. Blish | 04/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Joe Jackson's "Look Sharp!" is one of the few albums in any genre of music that contains no weak tracks whatsoever. The consistency of excellence on this album never ceases to amaze me whenever I listen to it, and it's extremely unfortunate that there are more good songs on this album than on all the rest of the admittedly extremely talented Jackson's albums combined. And for my money, "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" was the top pop single of 1979, and "Look Sharp!", the song, wasn't far behind.If you don't think that a pop album can be a start-to-finish masterpiece, listen to "Look Sharp!" and be very quickly disabused of that notion. I just wish that Jackson could have sustained this torrid pace through some of his other albums, but that would be a little much to ask of anybody.Obviously the greatest album that Joe Jackson will ever make, and one of the 100 greatest albums in the history of pop and rock. Get it"
One of the most purely perfect albums of all time.
Scott M. Blish | 12/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How often have you bought a CD only to find out that only 2 or 3 tracks were worth listening to? This is not one of those CDs. Joe Jackson has put out some enjoyable and even intriguing work since, but this, his 1979 debut, is still the best thing he's ever done. Every single song is a gem."