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  • Summary: Chris "Frenchie" Smith produces the Australian hard rock band's third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Shaka Rock avoids critical flak, however, by harnessing their Stones-age rock with a groovy undercarriage. [Oct 2009, p.114]
  2. Shaka Rock may not expand Jet's range, but its high-energy guitar assaults should impress modern rock audiences.
  3. 60
    There’s plenty of groan-inducing lyrical inanity, and one can only assume the reggae-rock abomination 'Beat on Repeat' was a misguided effort to branch out. Sometimes the middle of the road is the proper path.
  4. By and large, Shaka Rock is an unmistakable and confident move toward respectability for Jet. But it does make you wonder why it's so rough for a band to be young, dumb and full of bad come-ons.
  5. They're back with another dull slog through the AC/DC catalog.
  6. 40
    Jet's third album has the Guns N' Roses references to the fore, but is worryingly lacking in pizzazz. [Aug 2009, p.94]
  7. 40
    Surely the key to echoing some of rock's key ancestral voices is having songs strong enough to stand on their own. Shaka Rock simply doesn't have them. [Oct 2009, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Jun 6, 2013
    Poor rhymes in a few songs is made up by the great tracks of She's a Genius, Black Hearts On Fire, Walk, Seventeen, and Goodbye Hollywood. Along with mediocre tracks such as La Di Da and K.I.A Expand

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