Jacket Full Of Danger

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Green's past albums have all been enjoyable affairs. This one, however, is a masterpiece.
  2. Come and pay homage to the new Lounge Lizard King.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Blessed with a baritone unmatched in modern pop, he delivers 15 exquisite ditties. [May 2006, p.108]
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    Green is a one-man game of musical consequences, mismatched but endlessly fascinating. [May 2006, p.124]
  5. It’s pleasantly like listening to a lost Bobby Darin or Andy Williams recording session where they took the wrong medication for shits and giggles.
  6. Musically and melodically, this is the best work Green has ever done (even counting The Moldy Peaches -- which isn't to suggest for a second that Jacket is the superior record). Lyrically, though, it's the same old Adam Green bullshit.
  7. The aggressively banal orchestral arrangements and cornball baritone make Jacket Full of Danger something like a rakish Scott Walker for the post-Beck era.
  8. If this was any more showbiz it’d be performed on ice.
  9. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    A twisted, mucky treat. [15 Apr 2006, p.35]
  10. Mojo
    60
    Odd, enjoyable. [Jun 2006, p.103]
  11. At the same time that Green has perfected the easy-listening, lazy-day ballad on Jacket Full of Danger, he’s also taken the theatrical, showbiz style of Gemstones to the next level.
  12. "Jacket Full Of Danger" thinks it's funny but isn't - it's often pathetic.
  13. Jacket Full of Danger is an unfocused album that lets his own kitschy gags grab him by the ankles.
  14. Blender
    40
    Green manages to charm even as he annoys. [Aug 2006, p.108]
  15. It's just annoying to listen to.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DanD
    Sep 19, 2006
    10
    a postmodern masterpiece which is actually thorougly dancable and enjoyable. works great on any hipster indie dancefloor
  2. JasonA
    May 4, 2006
    8
    Typical Adam Green. Goofy, catchy, over the top fun. The 15 tracks slide by in little more than 30 minutes. The only bad track is "hairy Typical Adam Green. Goofy, catchy, over the top fun. The 15 tracks slide by in little more than 30 minutes. The only bad track is "hairy women"...... lol, gross! Full Review »