Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic 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. Shine On is "new old rock" at its finest. [Nov 2006, p.136]
  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. Mostly forgettable. [6 Oct 2006, p.68]
  6. 60
    Something about Jet doesn't quite ring true. [Dec 2006, p.106]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. While occasionally generic, nothing on Shine On is as annoying as their breakthrough single, Are You Gonna Be My Girl.
  10. 50
    A retread of a retread. [Nov 2006, p.148]
  11. 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]
  12. 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.
  13. [Jet] are making a career out of sounding like a Small Faces tribute band covering The Beatles in the style of Oasis.
  14. Volume and snappy nods to '70s arena rock cannot obscure empty angst and lazy rhymes.
  15. The problem once again is that it’s all been done before and better. [#15]
  16. You can practically hear the energy draining away as the album progresses and one song slides into another, indistinguishable by either melody or lyric.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 14 out of 41
  1. Jun 27, 2013
    8
    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. Full Review »
  2. GeorgeC.
    Feb 7, 2008
    1
    I liked these guys much better when they were called Iggy and The Stooges.
  3. John
    Nov 25, 2007
    8
    I dig it. Simple, yes, but I did not expect a reinvention of the wheel purchasing a Jet album.