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Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Jean - Chelsea Girl


"Chelsea girl there's a sting in your wiggle"

Pop Mentors: Scissor Sisters, Roxette, Wham

I don't even know where to start with these guys. Here's quite a declaration. Even though their self-titled album has not been officially released (they're unsigned! Can you believe it??), they've probably given us the best pop album of the year so far. Their influences are very obvious. A ton of tracks sound like Music Is The Victim from SS's debut album with an added electro edge, but to me that's really perfection. Add to that an amazing look and some tracks, like my favorite Dirty Old Bed (buy it here... it's on itunes for every country!) that will be among the very best singles released in 2008 if that ever actually happens. I'm posting Chelsea Girl today because it's incredibly instant and will give you an idea of what this fantastic band is all about. Every track is a winner, though (stream the entire album here) and I really can't heap enough praise on these guys. Honestly, there hasn't been a pop record like this since Scissor Sisters' first release, and I'm hoping that Jean can break through their influences and have the success they deserve on their own, because they are one of the most exciting new pop bands around today. We in the blogging world need to get behind them and make this happen.

Jean - Chelsea Girl (zshare)

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1 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

Jean are fucking amazing and Matthew is such a lovely guy. I've been enjoying their music for a while and absolutely adore them. So fresh and exciting. Brilliant write up as always!

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