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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. JakeB.
    Sep 20, 2009
    10
    Very good.
  2. JoeC.
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    Straight up rock and roll brilliant.
  3. JohnL
    Sep 17, 2009
    9
    It may not be as great as the first album but this is still brilliant. Some of you guys need to be a bit more realistic and less like It may not be as great as the first album but this is still brilliant. Some of you guys need to be a bit more realistic and less like jerks.(I'm talking to you Phil M). Expand
  4. DamoD.
    Sep 25, 2009
    7
    This is a great rock n roll record. Really upbeat, cool choruses and big fat hooks. Great party record. Jet just get hammered by critics, This is a great rock n roll record. Really upbeat, cool choruses and big fat hooks. Great party record. Jet just get hammered by critics, they don't even give them a chance. As Bronson W says lighten up not every rock n roll record is out to change the modern face of rock music!. Expand
  5. JamesR
    Sep 4, 2009
    5
    I think jet really took a pounding after the disappointing SALES from there 2nd album "shine on," which wasn't a bad album. Not only do I think jet really took a pounding after the disappointing SALES from there 2nd album "shine on," which wasn't a bad album. Not only do these songs lack the raw energy and passion of their first two albums, but also the musicianship. What happened to the drummer, listen to him on get born, he's amazing, exciting. He's just generic on this album. This album reeks of a band who's lost their confidence, the single "she's a genius" sounds like a lame attempt to recapture the success of "are you gonna be my girl." It's almost as if the band known for imitating that classic rock sound are poorly imatating their own older selves. there are some positives "KIA," "Black hearts (on fire)" and "Seventeen" are worth listens. "Goodbye Hollywood" and "Walk" show potential but are overproduced. I'm not sure jet can rebound from this album, but I hope they can, because I'm a fan of rock n roll. Expand
  6. MattC
    Aug 29, 2009
    3
    First album was good, second not so much and this is just outright bad. Doing nothing original was fine the first time but now it sounds like First album was good, second not so much and this is just outright bad. Doing nothing original was fine the first time but now it sounds like they aren't even trying but then again maybe that what to expect. Expand
  7. PhilM
    Aug 30, 2009
    0
    I really wish Jet would rhyme with SHIT. because that's what I want to say about this, I want it to be: "Jet? More like SHIT!"

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