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Dear Jim, (Yim).... don't forget your 'Jacket'.
on February 22, 2013
I bought this (lp) because I think Jim James is one of our great artists right now.
Let me come straight to my point. I still think Jim is a great artist. I do think he went slightly in the wrong direction with this release, however. He relied too much on his strong points, being his voice, his past credability and his strong legion of followers.
He did let us down in his overall output this time. Maybe trying to be too slick, too electonica, too much of a different artist than he is meant to be. I hope there will be other solo efforts to blow me away. For now, go find your 'Jacket' and slip it back on!
Re-review: Side one is a nice record, enjoyed listening and will enjoy again. Side two is a different record. It's like there are two different artists here.