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  • Summary: The third full-length release for Berlin-based Jam Rostron (formerly Janine Rostron) includes themes about gender equality and identity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Feb 18, 2014
    90
    All Love's Legal is the kind of record that reaffirms your faith in the power of music.
  2. Feb 7, 2014
    80
    Although the album may carry a serious and meaningful message, Rostron has enough hard-won maturity as an artist to know that vinegar only attracts flies, and All Love's Legal is a perfect marriage of thought-provoking and hip-shaking.
  3. Feb 14, 2014
    80
    Lyrically and musically, as remarkable an album as you'll hear all 2014. [Mar 2014, p.119]
  4. Feb 3, 2014
    70
    It's an album of disco torch songs with the usual glib lyrics about good times and sexy dancers replaced by light-hearted queer/feminist sloganeering. [Mar 2014, p.82]
  5. Feb 12, 2014
    60
    Rostrum is probably destined to stay a cult interest for now, but if you’re looking for dance music with a pulse and a brain, then she’s guaranteed to be your new jam.
  6. 60
    With song titles such as Beyond Binary Binds, it would sound like a cultural studies dissertation, if it weren't all couched in surprisingly banging tunes such as Public Love.
  7. 33
    Almost nothing about it works.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 23, 2014
    7
    This sounds like the kind of message that pop music has come to embrace. But rather than deliver that message in an instantly metabolized treacle-pop ballad or an arena-ready club anthem, Rostron's music demands that you confront what abandoning deeply-entrenched ways of thinking about gender and desire would actually feel like—it doesn't sound too comfortable, and it shouldn't. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    This is possibly the most polarizing album i've ever listened to. Absolutely great at some parts, but totally fails in others. I also can't help but feel this is a bit of a Shaking the Habitual ripoff. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2014
    0
    Can we just all agree this is not music? Sure, it might look good on paper, but the execution was just horrible. It somewhat does stand strong trying to be unique or something in that field. Please Janine Rostron go back to the drawing board and try to make tolerable music Expand