Shaka Rock

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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 36
  2. Negative: 13 out of 36

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  1. AtulA
    Aug 28, 2009
    2
    Quite a bad album, unlike past albums this does not have even 2-3 songs which are worth listening to. they weren't a great band to start with, and this album just feels like self-parody.
  2. 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 they aren't even trying but then again maybe that what to expect.
  3. KentJ
    Aug 30, 2009
    10
    Brilliant tunes lads!
  4. BarryM
    Aug 30, 2009
    9
    Cester's song writing has evolved from a tired-old formula that overly-mimics influences, to finding the right alchemy that delivers some solid tracks. Check out 'Seventeen', 'K.I.A.', and 'Goodbye Hollywood'.
  5. MichaelD
    Aug 30, 2009
    1
    What happened to these guys? Ok granted they were far from original when they began but their first two albums definitely had something - a soul, a vibe, an energy. This album has nothing. It's completely void of soul. Just a really odd collection of 'rip offs'. It's a bit sad really.
  6. 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!"
  7. BronsonW
    Sep 1, 2009
    9
    I don't know what some of these people on here expect... This is a great record full of rockin' hooks and fun tunes. Lighten up.
  8. JoeC.
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    Straight up rock and roll brilliant.
  9. ChrisT.
    Sep 2, 2009
    6
    A solid effort to approximate various rock genres from garage, indie, piano, even elements of disco. A bit risque but worth a good listen. 'Walk', 'She Holds a Grudge' are gems amidst an otherwise decent album with a medley for all tastes. Sadly the Japanese version has two songs that are more akin to the Jet balladry of Get Born fame and SHine On gravitas.
  10. DustinW.
    Sep 4, 2009
    9
    This is sheer brilliance. I thought they had run out of material but I was pleasantly mistaken.
  11. LouisR.
    Sep 4, 2009
    4
    Sorry, but its bad. I used to love this boys... this album is a fokin mess. rip off here rip off there. It's a shame. F*ck it.
  12. 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 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 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
  13. TonyM.
    Sep 5, 2009
    10
    Ignore the critics' "reviews at face value"; they are nothing but boring denunciation which shows that they only listened to the first fifteen seconds of each song. Jet's third album, Shaka Rock, delivers solid, catchy, relatable & fun musical mastery. The bands tunes in Shaka Rock are free of the over-produced feel of the last album, Shine On, with a new producer Ignore the critics' "reviews at face value"; they are nothing but boring denunciation which shows that they only listened to the first fifteen seconds of each song. Jet's third album, Shaka Rock, delivers solid, catchy, relatable & fun musical mastery. The bands tunes in Shaka Rock are free of the over-produced feel of the last album, Shine On, with a new producer 'Frenchie' Smith, and the beat has come back up to cheer us up like Get Born did, such a long time ago. If there is any real criticism to be made of this band, it is that there is too long a gap between albums. Reviewers expect three years' work to be compiled into one album -- Or the culmination of any gap of time with one album and another. The truth is, however, like a disorganised student studying at the last minute, Jet come together at the last second after being placed apart all over the globe and rely on their pure talent to pull them through. And, boy it does! Without classical training and with independant production, the boys from Melbourne have pulled off something that most who boast the exact opposite cannot -- An eye catching album cover, inspired music, confidence in vocals and soul that makes the music acceptable on many demographics. Good one, Jet. Expand
  14. 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 jerks.(I'm talking to you Phil M).
  15. JakeB.
    Sep 20, 2009
    10
    Very good.
  16. RobH
    Sep 21, 2009
    1
    Horrible. What's with the 80's disco influence throughout this disc?? Reminds me of the horrible third release from The Knack. Terrible.
  17. 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, 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!.
  18. Jun 6, 2013
    8
    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
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Shaka Rock squanders the promise Jet showed on their previous work, and even if they soldier on and release another ten albums, this feels like the end of the road for them.
  2. 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.
  3. They're back with another dull slog through the AC/DC catalog.