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June 11, 2013

  Song Title
What Love
The Throw
That Loneliness
Come Save Me
Let Her Go
Man I Need
Did You Have To
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  • Original Release Date: June 11, 2013
  • Label: Mom & Pop Music
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 MOM+POP Music Co. LLC.
  • Total Length: 48:26
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,413 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stone Roses for the modern age July 10, 2013
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Jagwar Ma like to mix things up. They like dance music. They certainly love 60s pop. They also seem to enjoy some experimental noise as well. But more than anything I think this very cool Australian duo like to write propulsive pop and dance songs that find a spot in your brain and don't leave. As I sat listening to their debut Howlin I didn't know what to expect. After the nearly 50 minute album was over I listened again. And again. There's a lot to like. And a few to even adore.

I think because of the dance-y vibe that permeates this record there's a lot of talk of the Madchester scene of the late 80s with bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. Yeah, I can hear that. But Jagwar Ma are pulling just as much from modern bands as they are the not-so-modern. "Uncertainty" for example, has a propulsive beat with some great harmonies in the background bringing to mind The Ruby Suns and MGMT. It's a club banger with a 60s pop aesthetic floating just under the surface. "The Throw" is a trance-like groove that seems to flow right out of the tail end of "Uncertainty" and slithers along for over six minutes of pounding bass and a reverbed vocal that sounds like James Mercer guesting with Disclosure. Then things get very 80s and upbeat with the great "That Loneliness". Of all things it starts out sounding like, and don't laugh, Madonna's "Material World". But don't worry, Jagwar Ma puts it through their cool rinse cycle and make it something modern and fun. "Come Save Me" is another perfect pop confection, showing thatjagwar ma Jagwar Ma isn't just about the dance beats and Panda Bear-isms(though, this song sounds like Panda Bear doing his best Brian Wilson to stunning affect). All pop, gooey, and bubblegum "oohs" and "ahhs", before fading out on a trance-like groove.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stop the comparisons, please? August 17, 2013
By Uncle E
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A 4 star album if you compare it to Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches, Screamadelica and/or The Stone Roses, but why on earth would you do that? Truthfully, as someone who lived through that era and remains a great fan to those brilliant 3 albums, this doesn't really sound like any of them. It has echoes of the 'baggy' era, but only echoes. It's like comparing Tame Impala to The Beatles. Or OMD to Kraftwerk. As for taking this album on its own merits, it's fun, unique, dance oriented, funky. As for a modern comparison, I'd say Jagwar Ma is more in the Django Django family, shades of 1960's psychedelia updated for this century. 4.5 stars.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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When one of the biggest rock stars of the past 20 years basically states that the future of rock and roll rests on your shoulders, you may consider that a hell of a lot to live up to, especially when the statement is made well before you've even released your first album. Noel Gallagher obviously must have been a big fan of Britain's "Madchester" scene of the late 80's and early 90's, as Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield of Aussie duo Jagwar Ma have got the 60's-ish psychedelic pop/acid-house dance fusion of The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays down pat on 'Howlin', but with enough new twists to mostly keep it from ever sounding like a mere homage. They may not be the saviors of rock and roll -- at least not yet -- but unlike Mr. Gallagher, I'm not going to hold that against them here, as the album has more than a handful of hypnotic, head-bobbing grooves that seem made for the summer.

"What Love" immediately sets the tone with deep, throbbing beats and repeating, mantra-like vocals that are slowly joined by more and more trance-inducing effects as the song goes on, making for a song that you can either dance to or trip-out to. While this track may set the tone, it's anything but par for the course, as Jagwar Ma are seemingly able to shift musical gears in less time than it took me to type this sentence.
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4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful debut! April 14, 2014
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I stumbled across Jagwar Ma at Coachella and WOW! What a discovery! Their live show is incredible, so if you have a chance to see them you should definitely jump on it. The cd is a mix of 60s psychedelic rock and electronica. From start to finish, it's a foot-tapping, head-swaying experience. Only problem is, it leaves you wanting more. Looking forward to the next one!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Start. April 1, 2014
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3.5 rating. Really liked about half the album but got bored with the remainder. The 80's New Order electronics as a bass beat for some of their songs is great. I expect their next release to be even better. Jagwar Ma are very good live if you get the chance to experience them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album March 13, 2014
By Mike
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I found the band through Fifa 2013. The game had What Love in the playlist and I loved the song. Turns out, the album has a bunch of great songs too! Definitely worth the purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dancin' good CD March 7, 2014
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This CD is so much fun to listen (and dance) to! Great combo of vocal & instruments. It's got it all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff from Down Under..
For reference, imagine Brian Wilson meeting up with "Screamadelica"-era Primal Scream, and they all time-travel to 2013. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary Lance Osburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Over here and now I am there
I found them browsing through albums. Clicking with a brief listen only to keep listening to the samples over and over more than just jammy pop sticky and fun. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Charley
4.0 out of 5 stars The body of work taken as a whole is fabulous
Some tracks might seem disjointed or overly-experimental on their own, but heard straight through, this album reaches higher than most. We'll worth your hard-earned $.
Published 2 months ago by Meestergud
4.0 out of 5 stars addictive pop
At times slightly predictive at other junctures, experimental, but throughout, always including a groove. Hard to pass up and the kids love it.
Published 3 months ago by Tiny tunes
5.0 out of 5 stars It is so nice to hear a melody again!
It is so nice to hear a melody again! This album in its originality has managed to recapture the Phil Spector "Wall of Sound" and the purposeful, haunting melodies of the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by william bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars #5 Album of the Year
Aussies Jagwar Ma bring an absolutely brilliant electronica update to the Madchester sound of the 90's. Read more
Published 4 months ago by KBRI tunes
4.0 out of 5 stars Hippy Trippy Dippy and Enjoyable Psychedelic Dance Music from Down...
If you enjoyed the music of the Happy Mondays from the early 1990's then this release is one will enjoy. Begins slowly but the beats pick up and you cannot help but boogie.
Published 5 months ago by Bob
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I got this after hearing Come and Save Me on our local alternative rock station. I really dug that tune. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Michael F. Guion
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