• Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2014
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
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  1. Nov 1, 2014
    9
    This album is a must for anyone who has a soul. This album instantly buts a smile on my face. Just a great, laid back album to enjoy after a long days work. I cannot wait for their new material...for a first album, Jungle is an extremely promising sound to watch in the coming years...
  2. Jan 10, 2015
    8
    Smooth laid-back soul funk with some 'bad' beats and a whole lot-a-lovin. It's not exactly reinventing the wheel but Jungle has that ability to take you on a journey and not many groups do that these days. Especially on a debut album!
    The album flows well, at times too well and if I was a cynic I'd say some of the tracks sound alike but......
    Listening to Jungle is like chewing fudge
    Smooth laid-back soul funk with some 'bad' beats and a whole lot-a-lovin. It's not exactly reinventing the wheel but Jungle has that ability to take you on a journey and not many groups do that these days. Especially on a debut album!
    The album flows well, at times too well and if I was a cynic I'd say some of the tracks sound alike but......
    Listening to Jungle is like chewing fudge that melts in your mouth. If your into your tunes and enquiring if Jungle are worth the investment then the simple answer is yes they are.
    Thank you please
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  3. Aug 13, 2015
    10
    Best debut album I've listened to in years. Soothing, flowing melodies from the start of 'The Heat' to the crashing, exciting sounds of 'Busy Earnin'. A must buy for lovers of funk, pop, disco and rock.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Mojo
    Aug 20, 2014
    80
    Jungle skillfully replicate the sexy patinas of their varied influence. [Sep 2014, p.94]
  2. Aug 7, 2014
    65
    The end result is an undeniably slick but ultimately superficial album.
  3. Jul 24, 2014
    80
    Jungle’s core members, childhood best friends Josh and Tom, make well-balanced dance tunes--lush, but with plenty of breathing space between slow builds and feverish climaxes.