• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2006

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Q Magazine
    Shine On is "new old rock" at its finest. [Nov 2006, p.136]
  2. Uncut
    With Shine On, Jet manage to establish a common ground between Badfinger and AC/DC. [Nov 2006, p.110]
  3. If you get a kick out of glorious, ragged old rock'n'roll, then you'll consider it essential.
  4. Shine On is a good album that avoids the sophomore slump, but has enough moments of rote rocking to make the next record a worrisome prospect.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    Mostly forgettable. [6 Oct 2006, p.68]
  6. While occasionally generic, nothing on Shine On is as annoying as their breakthrough single, Are You Gonna Be My Girl.
  7. Get Born's follow-up suggests their musical palette is substantially broader than that of their progenitors or than their Cro-Magnon image suggests... [but] the lyrics are agonisingly stupid throughout.
  8. Jet are at their best in the high power-riff gear of "Stand Up" and "Rip It Up"... with singer-guitarist Nic Chester barking and bawling like an improbable trinity of Liam Gallagher, Bon Scott and Axl Rose. When those songs take off, you fly.
  9. Mojo
    Something about Jet doesn't quite ring true. [Dec 2006, p.106]
  10. Blender
    A retread of a retread. [Nov 2006, p.148]
  11. Spin
    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]
  12. [Jet] are making a career out of sounding like a Small Faces tribute band covering The Beatles in the style of Oasis.
  13. Volume and snappy nods to '70s arena rock cannot obscure empty angst and lazy rhymes.
  14. When you don't have the fun of playing spot-the-steal, all you're left with are wishy washy pastiches and a sense of growing fatigue.
  15. You can practically hear the energy draining away as the album progresses and one song slides into another, indistinguishable by either melody or lyric.
  16. Under The Radar
    The problem once again is that it’s all been done before and better. [#15]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 67
  2. Negative: 20 out of 67
  1. Jun 27, 2013
    This isn't as good as Get Born, but it's good. Very good. Jet is the modern day Beatles. Simple as that.
    The title track is good, and Rip it
    This isn't as good as Get Born, but it's good. Very good. Jet is the modern day Beatles. Simple as that.
    The title track is good, and Rip it up is a sleeper track.
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  2. GeorgeC.
    Feb 7, 2008
    I liked these guys much better when they were called Iggy and The Stooges.
  3. John
    Nov 25, 2007
    I dig it. Simple, yes, but I did not expect a reinvention of the wheel purchasing a Jet album.