Jim

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2008
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. derringer
    Apr 30, 2008
    9
    People who are saying that Multiply is better than this album are SORELY mistaken. This is ten times better... it cuts away all the bells and whistles and showcases HIM full force up front. This album is pure bliss from start to finish and unlike the earlier reviewer, I hope he sings A TON of these tunes at his show here on June 4th. I enjoyed parts of MULTIPLY but the production quality People who are saying that Multiply is better than this album are SORELY mistaken. This is ten times better... it cuts away all the bells and whistles and showcases HIM full force up front. This album is pure bliss from start to finish and unlike the earlier reviewer, I hope he sings A TON of these tunes at his show here on June 4th. I enjoyed parts of MULTIPLY but the production quality was so-so despite the fun electro bits. With Jim, you get any fat is trimmed and you get raw, passionate soul music. His voice has never sounded better. Expand
  2. ToshF
    Apr 25, 2008
    3
    A BITTER disappointment, after the genius that was multiply. Asides from a couple of tracks all the energy and innovation is gone, it feels lackluster from the get go, multiply made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and a big grin spread across my face, Jim turns my smile to a frown and makes me want to sit down, not get up and dance around. Very bland production, and seemingly A BITTER disappointment, after the genius that was multiply. Asides from a couple of tracks all the energy and innovation is gone, it feels lackluster from the get go, multiply made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and a big grin spread across my face, Jim turns my smile to a frown and makes me want to sit down, not get up and dance around. Very bland production, and seemingly directionless. Just hope he doesnt play many of these tracks when I see him next week. Expand
  3. MattM.
    May 1, 2008
    7
    I enjoy the album but Tosh F is right about it not being as good as Multiply. But that is usually the case with an artists breakout record. I usually have some kind of subconcious bias towards artists first breakout records, and this is the case with Jamie Lidell for me. But all in all, a fun record that came out at the right time as far as it being a summer album and also because of the I enjoy the album but Tosh F is right about it not being as good as Multiply. But that is usually the case with an artists breakout record. I usually have some kind of subconcious bias towards artists first breakout records, and this is the case with Jamie Lidell for me. But all in all, a fun record that came out at the right time as far as it being a summer album and also because of the popularity that Amy Winehouse, unfortunate to say, has brought to this genre of music. Jamie is also way better than her so hopefully this will make him a successful man. Like he isn't already. Collapse
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jim is pleasant, polite, listenable, smooth (it’s like Yacht Rock for the nu-soul set), undemanding…and a bit of a bore.
  2. This is an album by an artist getting comfortable with his softer side. It's another welcome surprise.
  3. Mojo
    40
    His near facsimile approach to fond memory demands a revitalising new element and he hasn't got it. [May 2008, p.112]