A Funk Odyssey - Jamiroquai
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  • Summary: This is the fifth album for the UK outfit, led by Stevie Wonder soundalike Jason Kay.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. This time, there's a bankable chorus or barbed sentiment for every mirror-ball moment, not just on the singles. [Sep 2001, p.112]
  2. Jamiroquai continues to mine a musical playing field that pays homage to such soul, funk, and disco artists as Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and Chic.
  3. Not quite as effortlessly enormous as 1999's blistering 'Synkronised', 'A Funk Odyssey' nevertheless won't disappoint anyone taken with the band's direction on that record.
  4. 60
    Lurches from dewy-eyed sentimentality to vicious funk. [Oct/Nov 2001, p.105]
  5. The album never truly develops, as the group prefers to rehash old stuff rather than break new ground.
  6. 'A Funk Odyessey' takes you on a journey of eye-closing triteness.
  7. Excruciating, toe-curling Pain, the sort that makes you want to leap through windows or run over children.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 9, 2012
    This is my least favorite Jamiroquai album, but I still absolutely love it. Jay Kay has a knack for making quality funk music, and the musicians in the band are so skilled at what they do--they are definitely some of the best out there. Love the backup singers, as well. Perfect music for a night at the discotheque. Expand

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