- Summary: The third full-length release for Michelle Zauner was inspired in part by Bjork's Homogenic and Wilco's Summerteeth.
- Record Label: Dead Oceans
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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Positive: 18 out of 18
Mixed: 0 out of 18
Negative: 0 out of 18
Jun 11, 2021The album isn’t uplifting in a simplistic sense. Often, it’s blotted with shadows. In her lyrics, Zauner has a fondness for zig-zagging from ebullient to devastating, often when you least expect it (“With my luck you’ll be dead within the year / I’ve come to expect it,” she croons on ‘In Hell’). And yet at a molecular level, Jubilee is a rush.
UncutJun 2, 2021These are smart, confident and mostly fine-boned songs, though epic closer “Posing For Cars” leans on a lachrymose, slow-mo, alt.rock guitar passage. [Jul 2021, p.27]
Jun 4, 2021Paprika is a stunning open to this outstanding album. Listening to it is like going to a parade. You've been to parades before, but you don'tPaprika is a stunning open to this outstanding album. Listening to it is like going to a parade. You've been to parades before, but you don't remember the floats being this big and colorful or the smiles being this wide and joyful. It's the first bite of a juicy and sweet fruit: tastier and more refreshing than you remembered it being.
This feeling holds throughout the 10 gorgeous tracks. Tracks such as Sit and In Hell sound like something that would fit into Zauner's previous two albums, but they're fuller, more confident, and stronger than before.
The album closes with the evocative Posing for Cars. Zauner's vocals have never been this emotive and the bittersweet yearning bubbling beneath the surface of the album through songs such as Kokomo, In and Posing In Bondage reaches its catharsis with an illustrious and glittering instrumental. This evokes the feeling of finally finishing your last bite of fruit. You've realized that with the embracing of its sweetness came a bitterness and toughness. Perhaps you wish you could share it with someone else, but they might not appreciate it like you do. But you don't regret eating it and you desire more.
I've never considered an album to be a 10/10. Even my favorite albums have aspects that I might think could've been executed in a way that would've worked better. But Jubilee is truly a different beast. I've been devouring it for the past few days (got the vinyl release early) and cannot think of a single thing I would change about it.
If you haven't yet listened to it, do yourself the favor. And when you do, make sure you truly savor it. Close your eyes. Feel each instrument and word fill your body. And you will find yourself enjoying a truly delicious meal.… Expand
Jun 19, 2021Eu achei um álbum tão reconfortante, as letras são muito honestas sobre superação e inseguranças, sobre ser feliz e querer ser feliz. É umEu achei um álbum tão reconfortante, as letras são muito honestas sobre superação e inseguranças, sobre ser feliz e querer ser feliz. É um álbum q saber manter o ritmo e eu me perco nas melodias e na produção com aquelas guitarras, trompetes e saxofones
-Posing In Bondage
-In Hell… Expand
Jun 8, 2021In a shimmering delight, Japanese Breakfast captures the essence of joy and exuberance with pulsing synth and driving guitar on Jubilee. It isIn a shimmering delight, Japanese Breakfast captures the essence of joy and exuberance with pulsing synth and driving guitar on Jubilee. It is an album framed with references from so many genres: it’s a triumph they play off one another so naturally. The album even tackles more complex themes, like dependence and distance, in a way that juxtaposes the difficult with a certain charming glow. Standouts include the thrilling lifts of “Be Sweet,” frank desire of “Posing in Bondage,” and inspired closing track “Posing for Cars.”… Expand
Jun 10, 2021Very slow, boring and at parts terribly generic sounding. Disappointing release after the promising "Soft Sounds from Another Planet". I likedVery slow, boring and at parts terribly generic sounding. Disappointing release after the promising "Soft Sounds from Another Planet". I liked the songs Paprika, Be Sweet and In Hell but that's it.… Expand
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