Serotonin - Mystery Jets
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  • Record Label: Rough Trade
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
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  1. The Eel Pie Islanders' sees the band mature as songwriters, which should attract the mainstream attention that's so overdue them.
  2. What's really impressive, though, is how all the nods to glam rock, shoegazer, new wave and 80s indie rock blend together to produce a sound that's maddeningly familiar but completely unique.
  3. A mesmerising, love-lorn, tear-soaked magical mystery-Jet tour.
  4. Even when they're singing about a relatively maudlin subject, the group sound positive and energetic, their brand of pop given a healthy, summery twist.
  5. Serotonin makes its intentions pretty clear – it is a pop record, it has themes, it knows where it wants to go, it knows what it wants to do. It does those things – it is melodic.
  6. While it's a wiser and more weathered quintet that greets us in 2010, the Londoners return not bruised or broken but infinitely more polished and positively bursting with ideas, passion and optimism.
  7. Mystery Jets have lost any trace of the unpredictability and combustibility that made Making Dens so exciting. [Summer 2010, p.85]

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  1. Jun 11, 2011
    10
    With such great songs as Flash A Hungry Smile and Show Me The Light, Serotonin is an absolute must have- however, tracks such as Dreaming andWith such great songs as Flash A Hungry Smile and Show Me The Light, Serotonin is an absolute must have- however, tracks such as Dreaming and Melt, whilst good, feel a little more forced than the effortless fun provided by Twenty One (the album). It's still a fantastic album, but the increase in lackluster is, as times, unsettling. Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2010
    9
    Mystery Jets are back with another masterpiece. They get better and better with every new album they release, you can tell the progressionMystery Jets are back with another masterpiece. They get better and better with every new album they release, you can tell the progression within their 3 first albums. It's another album with almost every song as a possible single, catchy songs that will make you sing-a-long like your favorite all-time album, great lyrics, and awesome vocals. Expand