Rocket Juice & the Moon - Rocket Juice & the Moon
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  • Band members: Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Flea
  • Summary: After much delay due to their other projects, Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, and Tony Allen's super group formed in 2008 finally releases its debut album featuring guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest, M3nsa, and Cheick Tidiane Seck.
  • Record Label: Honest Jon's
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, International, African Traditions, Afro-beat
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    83
    With a supporting cast that includes Erykah Badu and low-end czar Thundercat, the resulting 18-song album is a shockingly listenable mixtape session of the gods.
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    80
    The musicality and effervescent spirit are the qualities that abide.
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    A genuinely enjoyable find.
  4. May 4, 2012
    70
    It's easy to see how one could criticize the album for being somewhat formless or aimless at points, but that just feels like missing the point. The loose grooves and improvisational feel are what it's all about... It's still a great listen, and a great time.
  5. Mar 28, 2012
    63
    Trim away the fat, and you're left with a strong nine-or-ten-track album, or (better yet) an absolutely stellar EP.
  6. Mar 26, 2012
    60
    While there are moments when everything falls into place (the Erykah Badu-assisted "Hey, Shooter"; a rare Albarn vocal on "Poison"; the sense of space on "Extinguished"), too often technical proficiency trumps songwriting.
  7. 50
    Albarn's best work has cheek, wit and a smart-alecky desire to shake things up. All this reverence doesn't really suit him.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 26, 2012
    6
    This album lacked a lot for me... It could have been very promising if there were more intricate elements added to the sound of each song. For me, the bass line in most of the songs were very repetitive and there were way too many filler songs in between. I also thought that Damon Albarn would be singing more of the songs (instead of two!). So, overall... it's not a bad album, but it could be much better. Collapse