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Jet Black and Jealous

September 16, 2008 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Label: BMX
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings Inc and Disturbing Tha Peace Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 45:53
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  • ASIN: B001FMIN8S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,753 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DanD VINE VOICE on September 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Eli Young Band (named after vocalist Mike Eli and guitarist James Young, and featuring bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson), is a talented new mainstream act. To say they have potential is an understatement; their major-label debut (I believe they've been a part of the "Red Dirt" movement for a while now) is a solid, above-par album that may be just a bit too literate for contemporary country radio. Take the first single, Young's self-penned "When It Rains": poetic lyrics set to a folky beat. Not exactly the thing that usually gets played on country stations (and exactly the thing that caught my eye and got me interested in this band). The literate lyrics pervade the album...every song manages to rise a few steps above mediocrity, to become a genuinely well-written song. Eli and Young are both stellar writers, and with the aide of writers such as David Lee Murphy, Scooter Carusoe, and Blu Sanders, they've crafted an album's worth of material that is far better than that of their peers. They even stand out among the Red Dirt acts.

The album covers a wide range of topics--which may, in fact, be it's main problem. Albums this well-written tend to be more concept albums; yet the songs on here sometimes have trouble meshing together. They're all amazing, taken one-by-one: the character study "Guinevere," the rockin' "Throw and Go" ("I'll be damned if we're gonna rust/In a town I never thought much of"), the confessionary "Home," or the plain-old-ordinary-guy rant "Famous." Great pieces of a puzzle that doesn't quite come together, in the end. Still, the musicianship is stellar, Eli's vocals have a nice balance between pop elasticity and country grit, and the songs' lyrics and melodies are new and invigorating. They may have a tough time getting commerical airplay, but the Eli Young Band's JET BLACK & JEALOUS is a promising start.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brandy L. Cottingham on July 7, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is an awesome CD. I have all of Eli Young Band's CDs but this is by far my favorite! Guinevere, Mystery in the Making and Enough is Enough are my absolute favorites. Their hits When it Rains and Always the Love Songs are great songs too. Their new song, Radio Waves is going to be big!! You'll love this CD, every song is good. You can't always say that about other CDs. Jet Black & Jealous one is a must have for music lovers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Grose on May 28, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I Loved this CD from the moment I first Heard it! It is a refreshing spin on some of the modern country. I can't take it out of my CD Player!
My favorite Track is #3 Radio Waves. I think it is an identifiable song from most.

This CD is definately worth the Money, and it will make you want to get the rest of their CDs and see a live show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Green on May 11, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album at a recent show where i went to see them. Its an amazing CD with touching songs. Its got everything from slow to up beat songs. Not only are they catchy and tunes that stick in your head after listening to but the lyrics are absolutly fantastic. You immediatly connect with the song. Theres a song on here for everyone. I TOTALY recomend it to everyone!!!

BUY IT!!!
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Format: Audio CD
'Jet Black and Jealous' is a fantastic addition to EYB's catalog of music. The songwriting is superb and vocals are delivered in a way that I can't help but repeatedly listen to this album completely. Something in the Texas air must add to quality, because this disc is worth more than most cds I own or have listened to. Each song really is a standout on its own, and I am very much anticipating their next body of work. Commercial success can come and go for any artist/band, but with EYB's style of music, there's no doubt they should be remembered and acknowledged years down the road.

My favorite tracks:
"Guinevere" - The first time I heard this song, I declared it my favorite song I'd listened to. I still can't quite replace it with any other.
"When It Rains" - Somehow, I easily see some of the classic country artists from years ago singing the lyrics to this. Brilliance from James Young!
"Throw and Go" - Alright, Mike sings the hell outta this one.
"Jet Black and Jealous" - Happy, mad, sad...whatever your mood, this song is gold!
"Home" - Music and vocals literally put you in the picture of this song. It's intoxicating.

It's not easy for me to be satisfied with every song on an album, but I'm MORE than satisfied with these tunes! Forget about the radio waves, get in the car and drive to THIS music!

Thanks to Jon, Chris, James, and Mike for more great music that I've been addicted to ever since first having this album!
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Format: Audio CD
If you're an alternative country fan, or one of those country rockers who love having your head twisted by some sensational tight smooth harmonies that are balanced by honest intellectual lyrics that can reach out and touch your heart, or power up your rust covered '59 Chevy pickup truck with high octane, setting your feet to stomping the floor boards as you jettison yourself down a country road, kickin' up dust, the windows wide open, and the tunes trailing after you like 4th of July streamers ... then "Jet Black and Jealous" is the album that's gonna carry you right through the summer.

The Eli in The Eli Young Band is actually Mike Eli, and the Young is James Young, who together bring bits of Bobby Fuller to life, and re-channel the soul of Marshal Crenshaw, delivering emotional heartfelt honest country music that's nothing like that stuff coming out of Nashville, and trying to pass itself off as the real deal. Their guitars jangle with sustained solos where the band plays off each other, making it all sound so effortlessly easy.

Review by Jenell Kesler
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