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Static World View
Spring Heeled Jack!
Static World View
Genre: Alternative Rock
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All Artists: Spring Heeled Jack!
Title: Static World View
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Moon Ska/Caroline
Release Date: 1/1/1996
Genre: Alternative Rock
Style: Ska
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743748006827

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Formerly speechless, but now able to express my appreciation
Mike | 01/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is perhaps the most incredible ska(core?) album ever produced. The song "Electric" shall forever remain my all time favorite. Concerning one of the previous reviews from 1999 where an ignorant fan said the same thing 16 times in a row, I would sharply disagree and have to say that this CD does NOT in fact need "Jolene." I found Songs From Suburbia to be a startling disappointment, followed by the band splitting up. Static World View is fantastic from start to finish, both musically and lyrically. I still find myself to be in a state of disbelief every time I hear it. It's just amazing, I bought it twice over the span of a few years, nothing else to say."
The best ska CD ever
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK, this is the BEST ska CD ive ever heard, and their new one sucks. ive been listening to this band since this CD came out. theyre the best."
Among the most underrated ska titles
Adam Prestin | milford, CT USA | 05/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"SHJ was an icon of the northeast ska scene when I was growing up. Let me state that I myself was never really much of a skankin' roughie myself, but my sister and many of my friends were deeply involved in the scene themselves and I have yet to meet a single individual who can credibly speak of the regional ska scene without mentioning SHJ.

This album was regarded as the "pre-sellout" SHJ album, before they added "USA" to their name. Jolene is a decent song, but that release pales in comparison to the diversity of Static World View. Simply put, if you are a ska fan and do not own this album, you are missing out. The songs are not a homogenous mix of boring standard pop structure. The instrumentation is varied and nuanced. The horn lines are catchy as hell. The guitar comes out of the rhythmic background when it needs to. The vocals and harmonies are unquestionably competent.

Addicted, Electric, and Freedom typify this cds diversity pretty damned well. There is no formula other than the collective attempt of a band to create the awesome. The songs swing in an amusing way and rarely comprimise themselves to deliver something you've heard before. I consider this to be my favorite ska cd of all time and among my favorite pop cds. If you consider yourself a fan of the genre, you should be ashamed for not having given this one a chance.

-adam prestin"