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Wig Out at Jagbags

Stephen Malkmus & The JicksAudio CD
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new album called Wig Out at Jagbags. Jagbag is a great word. A smeared aspersion, not profanity, but derived from one….. watered down for the airwaves, or the assembly line. To Wig out--we've all been there. We ARE there, at least i Am.

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  • Audio CD (January 7, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Matador Records
  • ASIN: B00GMBQMIK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Wig Out At Jagbags is Stephen Malkmus' sixth solo effort with the Jicks and finds the formerPavement leader (alongside Joanna Bolme, JakeMorris & Mike Clark) at his most playful and joyous in recent memory. The album, written in Berlin & recorded in Belgium with longtimePavement and Jicks associate Remko Schouten is a looser, more unbridled affair that gathers those trademark guitar moves and lyrical acrobatics into an amalgam of what SM himself calls: "Projected Imaginings of Rock and Roll from the freezing north, rendered by West Coast stalwarts and a Dutch Uncle

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He sings, it swings, he's a crook, with hooks! January 9, 2014
Format:Audio CD
Malkmus & The Jicks return with their sixth album, and maybe their sunniest effort to date.
Produced by the band, togheter with long-time Pavement sound engineer Remko Schouten,
"Wig Out at Jagbags" offers a lot to embrace and contain some of Malkmus's best pop songs
since his Pavement days.

Both "Lariat" and "Cinnamon and Lesbians" sound a bit like Pavement around "Brighten the corners"
and both are ridiculously infectious, the same goes for "Houston Hades" and "J Smoov" .
Beck produced "Mirror Traffic", the preceding album, and maybe I'm mistaken, but to me it sounds
like "J Smoov" comes with a heavy Beck Hansen soul imprint. In any case, it's a beautiful song.
I think all of his earlier albums have been a bit hit or miss, but on Wig Out the hits are plenty
and the misses very few. "Surreal teenagers" and "Shibboleth" are the only songs I don't like too much.

As usual he comes up with quite a few great lines: "Come slam-dancing with some ancient dudes,
we are returning, returning to our roots, no new material, just cowboy boots".
He's always been great with songtitles and lyrics, one of the wittiest around, and according to Malkmus
he also had "Morrissey's Trainwrecked Daughter", "New Yoga for Cleavage Hounds", "Chocolate Euros"
and "Swingers Blowing Freddie" as potential album titles. He he!

Wig Out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MALKMUS & THE JICKS WIG OUT! February 17, 2014
By Smrz
Format:Audio CD
Straightaway, I confess to being a long-time, die-hard, Pavement fan and consider 3 of their 90's releases as outright masterpieces. With that aside, I am pleased to report that this release, which is Stephen's 6th outing since Pavement's break-up, to be his strongest, most consistently enjoyable release yet. With 12 tracks that clock in at 42 minutes, Malkmus displays his penchant for catchy hooks, cryptic images, and smart lyrics. Since we last checked in, Malkmus has moved to Berlin and has also teamed up once again with ex-Pavement soundman Remko Schouten. Well, it seems that both the move and the re-teaming with Schouten has proven very beneficial to all included, especially to all Pavement and Malkmus followers. I must admit that I was initially rather skeptical when I found that I embraced this new release after only 2 plays as I tend to enjoy slow-burners more. But now, after some 20 repeated listenings, I feel even stronger about this fresh new sound. Malkmus is stretching out to new areas here, while still maintaining his tried and true strongpoints. It seems that Stephen can play it both ways. Other members of the group include Jake Morris on drums, Joanna Bolme on bass, and Mike Clark on keys, as well as some guitar. Especially strong tracks here include the prospective single LARIAT, where Malkmus declares "We lived on Tennyson and venison and the Grateful Dead", and then proclaiming, "We grew up listening to the music from the best decade ever, talking 'bout the 80's". Malkmus even includes the slow jam J SMOOV, which even includes a trombone in the mix, and it works quite well. Stephen even makes some fun at himself with RUMBLE AT THE RAINBO, which alludes to the reunion tours of cult bands, which Pavement did in 2009. Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Malk Man does it again. March 8, 2014
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"We lived on Tennyson and Venison and the Grateful Dead."
Those words appear on the album.
This is the end of my review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a grower March 27, 2014
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big fan of Pavement and Stephen Malkmus in particular. This one doesn't match the brilliance of Real Emotional Trash, and actually sounds quite disappointing on the first listen. I think the reason is that the structure is complex and takes a few listens to become ingrained in your head.

There are horns on a couple of tracks, but this is largely what we have come to expect from Malkmus. Wig Out is a mix of catchy tunes, clever and amusing lyrics, and a few great hooks. Give it five listens and it will feel like an old friend.

Anyone who comes up with the lyric, "It's a race, to the inside of your face" has to be respected.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No converts but rock solid. February 3, 2014
Format:Audio CD
4 stars because it isn't perfect. How many albums are?
Still it's a great album from an indie rock guy extraordinaire.
It's light and fun and funny and extremely listenable.
Will he shoot to the top of the charts? No
Will they gain any converts? It's doubtful but so what?
If you've been clueless this long, nothing can save you.
For fans it's a total no-brainer. One of his better solo efforts.
Great follow-up to Mirror Traffic. Also an excellent record.
Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Through a mirror darkly February 17, 2014
Format:Audio CD
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks may be the most extraordinary rock band playing today. The amazing guitar playing of Malkmus, the fine musicianship of the Jicks and their many tempo changes make their music exciting, challenging and fresh. Most impressively, they swing. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. The Jicks aren't recycling old rock cliches; they are creating new ones.

What is true of all truly great bands is true of the Jicks--they are amazing and vital live. I saw them at a small bar in Omaha (and wondered, seriously, how it could be I could be watching one of the best rock shows in the country at the moment with less than 200 other people) and was completely blown away.

Unfortunately, the Jicks have not managed, on Mirror Traffic nor on Wig Out at Jagbags, to successfully recreate their live sound on CD. To paraphrase St. Paul, when you hear the recorded Jicks, it is as if you see through a mirror darkly. When you hear the band live (to mix up Grecian philosophical tropes) you emerge from the cave and hear the full glory of the Jicks.

To be more specific, I don't think the CDs have captured either the full excitement of Malkmus' guitar playing nor the rhythm sections' tempo changes.

While the CDs are the best you can do now if the Jicks don't happen to opening in your town, they are still insufficient. I did not appreciate how really great this music was until I saw the band live. I can only hope their next CD captures their full live glory. Until then, the music lover must content himself with these CDs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Malkmus Still Making Great Music
I love Steve Malkmus...He rarely disappoints and this new album is no exception!!! Jump on it..!! Starting with Pavement and
keeping us entertained with the Jicks..Yes.
Published 5 months ago by Whitney Hines
4.0 out of 5 stars Great! Fun! Killer guitar and song writing!
Great! Fun! Killer guitar and song writing.
Kind of a distillation of fuzzy Malkmus, as opposed to athletic Malkmus.
For what it's worth - Mirror Traffic is better!
Published 6 months ago by Jonathan Lutz
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissappointing album.
The first song started off promising and then quickly dragged on. As with the rest of the songs they did not meet my expectaions. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Barbara Dann
5.0 out of 5 stars What's a Jick?
Now is your chance to find out and get into SM. Probably this or Mirror Traffic is the place to start. Read more
Published 7 months ago by monkeytot
5.0 out of 5 stars addicted on the first listen
How often does that happen? Three or four times in my 30 years of buying albums. I just got into "Mirror Traffic" three months ago, and now these two work their magic in... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jon Quixote
3.0 out of 5 stars ENDLESS RECORDS REVIEW: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks “Wig Out at...
The former Pavement leader’s 6th solo record is a mixed bag, two steps forward and one step back from 2011’s lackluster Mirror Traffic, and a near textbook definition of the words... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Endless Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Art in it's highest form...
From start to finish, beautiful. Can't stop listening. Inside and out, upside down and sideways, Malkmus and the Jicks have me hooked with this one. More please....
Published 8 months ago by Pete Kain
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