(I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson

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  • Summary: The solo debut release from the Belle and Sebastian guitarist shows influences from 1960's pop music.
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  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Jul 16, 2012
    His jangly, '60s-style ditties are allowed to run free through the village green. [20 Jul 2012, p.72]
  2. 70
    It's not so much "old sad bastard music," as Barry described it--more like charmingly puerile lullabies.
  3. Jul 2, 2012
    Jackson may have been cast in the eternal sideman role in Belle & Sebastian, but (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson shows without a doubt that he is a pop craftsman in his own right.
  4. Jun 15, 2012
    If you like 'The Wrong Girl' or 'I'm Not Living In The Real World', you'll find plenty to enjoy here. If you tend to shuffle past the B&S that isn't pure Stuart Murdoch, you'll just find your punnery tolerance levels severely tested.
  5. Aug 24, 2012
    No one's asking Jackson to bare his soul. Still, there's a surface-y, writing-exercise quality to many of these songs. (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson doesn't really give us much Stevie Jackson, just some clever jottings and puns and tunes he's scratched out in a notebook.
  6. Under The Radar
    Aug 22, 2012
    The album works its minimal beats and retrograde high to near perfection, perhaps only because of it had the ultimate incubation period. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.118]
  7. 40
    At the end of the day, I Can't Get No (Stevie Jackson) proves that Jackson is a perfectly capable guitarist for the band he plays in, who has the ability to whip a song now and again for a long player. Writing a whole album's worth of material? Not so much.

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