JackInABox - Turin Brakes
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  • Summary: The British folk-pop duo of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian return for a third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. 90
    A sonic quantum leap. [Jul 2005, p.100]
  2. All in all, this is a very impressive record, one that succeeds on just about every little tweak of the pop idiom it attempts.
  3. 80
    Stripped down, home cooked goodness. [Jul/Aug 2005, p.109]
  4. JackInABox lacks the consistent flow of The Optimist LP and doesn’t match the sturdy songcraft of Ether Song.
  5. 60
    Though often pretty rather than memorable, there's enough vibrancy here to outlast the summer. [Jul 2005, p.90]
  6. There's a lot to admire on Jackinabox, although it's ultimately less than spectacular and even occasionally embarrassing.
  7. Talk about a fall from grace. [4 Jun 2005, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5