Shaka Rock

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 38
  2. Negative: 14 out of 38

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  1. KentJ
    Aug 30, 2009
    10
    Brilliant tunes lads!
  2. 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'.
  3. 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.
  4. JoeC.
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    Straight up rock and roll brilliant.
  5. DustinW.
    Sep 4, 2009
    9
    This is sheer brilliance. I thought they had run out of material but I was pleasantly mistaken.
  6. 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
  7. 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).
  8. JakeB.
    Sep 20, 2009
    10
    Very good.
  9. 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!.
  10. 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.