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. 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.
  3. 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.
  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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