Leaving Atlanta - Gentleman Jesse
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  • Summary: The second album for Atlanta's Gentleman Jesse was written after a series of bad incidents and tragedies that occurred to Jesse, his friends, and even Atlanta itself.
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  1. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    It's just a flat-out good-time rock & roll record and that's all that really matters.
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    79
    The band's debut was kind of a crumpled, nicotine-smudged affair, but Atlanta feels brighter, less muddled, not polished but certainly tidier around the edges. Smith's voice remains a friendly, mid-range yawp-- emotionally precise if not always entirely on-key.
  3. Leaving Atlanta is far from a perfect record - there is not anything approaching 'classic status' on it – but it is a very fine one, and certainly one of the best we will see in its genre this year.
  4. 70
    Gentleman Jesse's positive energy is as infectious as the hooks in his songs, but it's the sonic uniformity of those songs that make Leaving Atlanta overbearing when consumed as a whole.
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    68
    Built as they are on rock 'n' roll clichés, these songs hold the listener at a distance. It's a bit of fun, but nothing more. Unlike their influences, something about this band doesn't really stick.
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