Just A Souvenir - Squarepusher
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  • Summary: The 12th album for Tom Jenkinson was recorded over seven months.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Just a Souvenir reveals itself to be a solid record, up there with the best of Squarepusher's work--as any good performer knows, you always leave the audience wanting more.
  2. He further hones his flamboyant jazz chops while elevating his melodic and rocking abilties to new heights. [Jan 2008, p.131]
  3. As the languid classical guitar that dots the album brings it to a close, it hits that this 44-minute opus is perhaps more inviting, and more melodic, than anything Jenkinson has done in a long time.
  4. So even though it all adds up to Jenkinson’s most human album in years, its most heartening aspect is that it’s still launched from his usual paradigm.
  5. The record is neither a failure, nor can I imagine is it a pisstake. No, this is Tom Jenkinson letting out his inner rock star, letting his guard down from the laptops a little bit more, and having sloppy fun.
  6. 60
    Ultimately, Just a Souvenir is the awesome, but hardly mind-bending, spectacle of an electronica wizard buying a fuzz box.
  7. Not up to par with his other albums, Tom Jenkinson's latest work is saved only by his name and not his art.

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  1. Jul 8, 2012
    8
    being frantic is only a part of Squarepusher's appeal; in albums like these, he shows off his instrumental chops while creating jazz songs you could play over and over with little exhaustion. the first few tracks are also delightfully catchy and singable, and might find their way into your daily playlist. Expand