Jinx - Weekend
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. Aug 16, 2013
    85
    For the most part, the band has deftly added its own experiences and experience to original template of its debut, and comes out gleaming in the other end. [No. 101, p.61]
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    81
    Jinx may not be as immediately jarring and respectable as their debut, but it certainly keeps the ball rolling.
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    80
    Whereas Sports raged, Jinx is at once soaring and uplifting.
  4. Granted, as they’ve smoothed out the rough edges a bit, some of the rugged immediacy has been lost, but they’ve more than make up for it in a newfound sense of lively rhythmic interaction.
  5. Aug 1, 2013
    70
    Jinx advances the progress evident already in Red and Sports, and avoids whatever sophomore slump its title may suggest.
  6. Jul 23, 2013
    70
    They take a massive jump on Jinx--this isn't just a monster guitar album, it's a monster groove album.
  7. Nov 26, 2013
    40
    Disjointed rather than bad; there's undoubtedly a cross-section for which the not-quite-post-punk, not-quite-shoegaze combination works. Let's hope they find it.

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  1. Aug 28, 2013
    7
    There is surprisingly a lot to like about this band. 'Jinx' sounds like the party that doesn't stop. There is enough here to convince anyThere is surprisingly a lot to like about this band. 'Jinx' sounds like the party that doesn't stop. There is enough here to convince any naysayers that this band has what it takes to be more noticed. The album often lacks focus and doesn't seem able to decide whether or not it's dance or punk, and without quite being able to be the next LCD Soundsystem, they settle for second best. But this is a damn catchy offering and I look forward to hearing more from them. Expand