Everything Since Then (Independent)
Breakdown: Local group Just Jinjer have been MIA for a good few years, however, they’re back with a bang! The band have just dropped their comeback album ‘Everything Since Then’ and it’s exactly what I hoped for from their comeback. Their new single ‘Wonderful World’ is the perfect introduction to their new sound and I can’t get enough.
How Many Good Tracks: 9 of the 12.
What I Liked: Music has changed a lot over the past few years so Just Jinjer had a difficult task dropping a new album after being away for so long. However, Ard Matthews and the boys did a great job. The band reinvented their sound and released an almost Coldplay-sounding record. From the very first track on the album it’s clear that the band has taken risks on this album. From blues to pop to indie and even eastern sounds, Just Jinjer have it all on this record. Vocally, Ard hasn’t lost his edge and paired with some kick-ass lyrics, the group have delivered a fantastic comeback album.
What I Didn’t Like: Just Jinjer’s sound has changed quite a bit. Sure, they still have the elements we know and love but I feel some of their older fans will be disappointed at the direction the band has taken. I also wish the production of some songs was a bit more polished.
Best Track: Wonderful World
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