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  • Summary: The Australian rockers reunite with producer Dave Sardy for this second album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. 80
    With Shine On, Jet manage to establish a common ground between Badfinger and AC/DC. [Nov 2006, p.110]
  2. If you get a kick out of glorious, ragged old rock'n'roll, then you'll consider it essential.
  3. Mostly forgettable. [6 Oct 2006, p.68]
  4. While occasionally generic, nothing on Shine On is as annoying as their breakthrough single, Are You Gonna Be My Girl.
  5. 50
    It's when Jet explore the territory between their lodestars [AC/DC and the Beatles] that they go from being decent mimics to inconsequential imitators. [Nov 2006, p.96]
  6. [Jet] are making a career out of sounding like a Small Faces tribute band covering The Beatles in the style of Oasis.
  7. You can practically hear the energy draining away as the album progresses and one song slides into another, indistinguishable by either melody or lyric.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 14 out of 41
  1. DavidG
    Oct 23, 2006
    This band sounds like a bunch of great bands. So what? It sounds great! Show me a new band that doesn't sound like someone else and I'll show you a band that sounds like crap. Jet outdid themselves here. It sounds better live....go see them before you tear them apart. Expand
  2. JoeC
    Oct 4, 2006
    No massive change in direction but why should there be, this relives classic rock and roll at it's best, Come On Come on and stand up will sound brilliant live. Go see this band and you will understand !!! Expand
  3. MIkeG
    Oct 14, 2006
    Those who rated this cd low doesn't understand the nitch this band fills between bubble gum and gangster rap. This album is just what the doctor ordered for what I was looking for in music. These boys rock as well as have great harmonies between the band. To knock this album can only re inforce my belief that your taste surley must be in your ass. Expand
  4. Giulio
    Oct 5, 2006
    It rocks if you like '70s sound otherwise don't buy it!
  5. Dav
    Dec 21, 2006
    I had great expectations but this album lacks the substance that made 'Get Born' a great listen. It is a highly commercialise rock album and it does not have songs that connect to its listeners like 'Move On' and 'Timothy' did on their debut album. I will not deny that some of the songs are great but as a whole it doesn't illustrate the potential of the boy's musical range and creativity. Although 'Get Born' sounded like some of the greatest bands of the past, 'Shine On' sounds like a Jet cover band playing music for people who don't know what the NME stands for. Expand
  6. BenH
    Oct 18, 2006
    If you like the song "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" don't buy this album, because unfortunately, that's the only song that is good rock on this album. Expand
  7. ToddW
    Oct 4, 2006
    How these guys ever released their debut album and didn't get a call from Iggy Pop's lawyer is beyond me. I can imagine the conversation these Neanderthals had just prior to recording their "breakthrough hit." It went something like this: "Hey guys, let's take the melody of 'Lust for Life,' play it about an eighth as well, and put impossibly juvenile lyrics over it. Ah yes, that'll do nicely. After all, anyone who hears us won't have any idea who Iggy Pop is!" Oops...damn Carnival Cruise commercial! And just look at those scowling faces looking all detached and blase. Guys, hasn't Oasis put us through enough already? Expand

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