I To Sky - JJ72
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  • Summary: This is the sophomore effort for the Dublin trio, who generated some attention (and some unavoidable Joy Division comparisons) with their self-titled 2000 debut.
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  1. A fantastically overwrought and indulgent yet also controlled exercise in emotive guitar rock. [Nov 2002, p.103]
  2. With the exception of the Joy Division influenced 'City', the final third of the album drops the ante somewhat. The idea, though, that this sophomore effort may be laying the foundations for something even mightier cannot be ignored.
  3. With a secret nod and a flick of an amulet, JJ72 have wandered into Mercury Rev's sacred ground of mystical contemplation.
  4. An impressive consolidation rather than a startling revelation.
  5. 40
    The appealing immediacy evident on the debut is smothered by the overbearing production. [Nov 2002, p.118]
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  1. BrianC
    Apr 9, 2005
    8
    Not as instant as their début, but on repeated listenings, it becomes just as rewarding....... can't wait for album no. 3.
  2. Feb 2, 2012
    8
    Very solid second album from the Irish indie rockers. Although lyrically it is pretty flaky, the tunes on here are top notch and it was a hugeVery solid second album from the Irish indie rockers. Although lyrically it is pretty flaky, the tunes on here are top notch and it was a huge progression forward from their eponymous debut album. Showed real potential to become a to band and make a really great record at some point in their career. Unfortunately this was their last effort. Well worth checking out. Expand

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