24 Hours

  • Record Label: S-Curve
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2008
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A return to what Jones does best: Stax-inspired soul-rock showpieces, brassy ballads, and an emphasis on the massive voice itself, which hasn't dissipated a scintilla since 1964.
  2. Jones roars out of the box with Tommy James & the Shondells' 'I'm Alive,' a sweat-soaked jumpsuit of a song thick with fierce maleness.
  3. He smartly revisits songs from Bruce Springsteen ('The Hitter') and, for those who miss the raw, hungry Jones, he delivers a roaring rendition of Tommy James & the Shondell's 'I'm Alive.'
  4. Surely he has nothing left to prove at this stage of the game. But this disc suggests we are fortunate that he did. He still can kick butt.
  5. 68-year-old lothario goes back to his white soul roots with a passionate performance showing that Jones still has "it."
  6. Mojo
    60
    It's at once plush and anodyne, both insatiable and confined. [Dec 2008, p.100]
  7. Uncut
    60
    This is a "Talk Of the Town" of the mind, and he is clearly in his elemnt. [Dec 2008, p.100
  8. Q Magazine
    60
    This is an unusually sentimental record, co-written by the man himself, in which many songs bravely cast him as the old man he is. [Jan 2009, p.118]
  9. Reflections on love, life and 'the wife' abound as horns parp Ronson-ly. But only Sixties cover 'I'm Alive' soars.
  10. They include brassy belters of the style that Mark Ronson has brought back into fashion, ugly stabs at funk and a cover of Bruce Springsteen's boxing classic, The Hitter, that is more Joe the Plumber than Joe Calzaghe. The ballads, however, offer richer pickings.

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