Dynamite - Jamiroquai
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  • Summary: The U.K. pop-funk outfit led by Jay Kay returns with a sixth album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 80
    Jay Kay sounds more vital and energized than he has in a few albums. [Sep 2005, p.108]
  2. Taut, and wired with determination. [Jul 2005, p.119]
  3. Similar to 2001's dazzlingly slick Funk Odyssey, Dynamite reveals Kay as a dance floor eclectic, inclined to grab as much from Chic and Parliament as Kajagoogoo, The Police and Terry Callier.
  4. Overlook the hazy underlying politicism... to enjoy a smooth, summery cocktail.
  5. 60
    By track two... he has slipped back into the familiarity of sinuous guitar lines, fidgety beats and the cheesy language of international disco. [Jul 2005, p.110]
  6. An efficient and insistent hunk of modestly effective dancefloor candy. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.125]
  7. [He] returns with exactly the same sound he's been torturing us with for years. [9 Jul 2005, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 25, 2013
    10
    I have a two CD album of Jamiroquai. This singer is the most visible and known ambassador of the music he makes. Very like the Beatles, butI have a two CD album of Jamiroquai. This singer is the most visible and known ambassador of the music he makes. Very like the Beatles, but this is not pop music. His music is simple, and he appreciates the same, and repeats the lyrics, and the tune, very visibly at the lines, which would be a chorus in a singing group. Expand
  2. DanL
    Dec 9, 2005
    10
    Easily my favorite album of 2005. The beats are as catchy (and at times, as complex) as you'll find in recent house or R&B, without Easily my favorite album of 2005. The beats are as catchy (and at times, as complex) as you'll find in recent house or R&B, without veering from the funk backbone of the Jamiroquai standard. I defy you to give it a listen without groovin'. "Dynamite" will blow you away! (Excuse the pun.) Expand
  3. DyegoBuffalo
    Feb 28, 2006
    10
    How could this album go bad? It's the best funk mu sic brought from t he 70's, updated with the sound of today. Is not so easy to How could this album go bad? It's the best funk mu sic brought from t he 70's, updated with the sound of today. Is not so easy to do that- D! (dyego) Expand
  4. DamascusH
    Sep 23, 2005
    9
    Best album since "traveling without moving". They finally found the funk again.
  5. Oct 9, 2012
    9
    Such a funky, sexy album. Excellent musicianship--oh my, the bass! The voice! The woodwinds! Could listen to it all day. Especially love "LoveSuch a funky, sexy album. Excellent musicianship--oh my, the bass! The voice! The woodwinds! Could listen to it all day. Especially love "Love Blind," "Tallulah," "Star Child," and "Feels Just Like it Should." Expand
  6. MarcG
    Sep 30, 2005
    9
    1 or 2 misses but The quality of the other songs make up for of it.Any one who does not feel uplifted by these songs and arrangements should 1 or 2 misses but The quality of the other songs make up for of it.Any one who does not feel uplifted by these songs and arrangements should just stick to reviewing Britney,Justin and all the ohter crap that passes for music these days! Expand
  7. JohnL
    Oct 2, 2005
    0
    rubbish

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