• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Skrillex And Diplo Presents Jack U Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The Surprise release from the collaboration between Skrillex And Diplo features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, AlunaGeorge, Justin Bieber, Fly Boi Keno, Bunji Garlin, Kai, Kiesza, Snails and Taranchyla.
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 11, 2015
    70
    The combination of pop and EDM is nothing new, but rarely has it felt quite so enjoyable as it does here.
  2. Mar 6, 2015
    70
    There's no instantaneous party classics on Jack Ü – no worthy successors to "Turn Down for What" despite its obvious influence, but maybe a "Bubble Butt" or a "Big Bad Wolf." As a guileless continuation of the escapist, dub-tinged blowout that Diplo effortlessly pursued with Major Lazer, it's one of the beatiest prizes of the year so far.
  3. Yet although much of it coasts along on autopilot, it can be outrageously good fun.
  4. Mar 6, 2015
    70
    Lesser guests are occasionally lost amid the restless drums and ricocheting synths. For listeners, though, getting lost in these tracks is half the fun.
  5. Mar 6, 2015
    68
    While Jack Ü doesn't exactly roll the ball forward, or do much else to make listeners rethink the principal actors here, it's dumb, loud fun from two architects of the dumbest, loudest fun of the 2000s.
  6. Mar 6, 2015
    60
    There are moments of interest on every song--the undulating vocal riff and little sonic pops that pepper Mind, for example--but nothing coalesces quite as well as Take Ü There. Unfortunately when the songs don’t work, the formula becomes so glaringly obvious.
  7. Generally speaking, the Jack Ü project is fully functional party music that hedges its bets with collaborations and does little in the way of genuine innovation.

See all 8 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. May 3, 2015
    9
    Holy. Damn. This album is AWESOME. Who knew that moombah and dubstep could fuse like this and create epic trap like this? One of the bestHoly. Damn. This album is AWESOME. Who knew that moombah and dubstep could fuse like this and create epic trap like this? One of the best tracks is Febreze, which, regardless of your opinion of 2 Chainz, will make you chuckle unintentionally due to the silly lyrics. Mind is also a gem, including a wonderfully strange duet between Kai and Skrillex accompanied by a bassy, pulsading drop. I don't even know why I'm telling you what to listen to. Just buy the whole thing and listen to it! You will not be disappointed. Expand
  2. May 28, 2016
    9
    With crazy beats, melodies this album would make you wonder the wisdom of Diplo, Skrillex and other co-venturers. At points it gets very veryWith crazy beats, melodies this album would make you wonder the wisdom of Diplo, Skrillex and other co-venturers. At points it gets very very wonderful. The annoying production never gets annoying. The album can put you into the groove. I was surprised to listen the Kiesza sung "Take U There". How crazy it is!
    Favourite tracks - "Where Are U Now", "To U", "Take U There".
    Jewel of the album - "Where Are U Now"
    Expand
  3. Jun 18, 2017
    9
    Jack U is a party-EDM-banger album, and it pulls up its job effectively. Dirty beats of Skrillex mastered by Diplo made the slightlyJack U is a party-EDM-banger album, and it pulls up its job effectively. Dirty beats of Skrillex mastered by Diplo made the slightly overwhelming but catchy-to-dance-to Pop Trap album, making "Pop Trap" effectively mainstream where House-related genres were the only thing you used to expect in mainstages of EDM festivals such as Ultra. Expand
  4. May 15, 2016
    7
    Um divertido e breve passatempo para os amantes da música eletrônica.Um divertido e breve passatempo para os amantes da música eletrônica. (B-) Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2015
    7
    I owned the album from iTunes. Skrillex and Diplo well done. It deserves 7. It is not like the old skrillex but it is good. I liked Take ÜI owned the album from iTunes. Skrillex and Diplo well done. It deserves 7. It is not like the old skrillex but it is good. I liked Take Ü there, To Ü, Mind and Where Are Ü Now Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Favourite Songs: Take Ü There (feat. Kiesza), Where Are Ü Now (feat. Justin Beiber)
    Least Favourite Songs: Mind (feat. Kai), Holla Out (feat. Snails & Taranchyla), Don't Do Drugs Just Take Some Jack Ü
    This was very obviously just made for fun because it's by Diplo and Skrillex and their musical ability usually consists of BEAT DROP BEAT DROP BEAT DROP, although I can't help but dance to their stuff sometimes and that pretty much goes for this album as well. It's definitely a lot of fun and I'm sure it's great at festivals but actually sitting down and listening to the album more than once isn't. Most tracks are painfully formulaic and a couple of beats border on annoying here because (suprisingly) loud tribal sounding instruments on loop for mutiple minutes isn't always easy to get through. This record started off **** with 'Don't Do Drugs Just Take Some Jack Ü' which is basically 2 minutes of muffled speaking that I'd need a translator to understand. Seriously what the **** is that opener? But luckily the closing track 'Where Are Ü Now', which I'm pretty sure everyone's heard a hundred times at this point, ends the record on a high note (even though it has Justin Beiber's whiney voice on it.)
    Better Than Previous Project?: n/a
    Try This If You Like: Recess by Skrillex
    Expand
  7. Aug 24, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It is horrible, the drop is boring and strange, the worst skrillex song. For skrillex working with diplo is even worser than working with justin bieber, its just awful. Bangarang and Equinox are awesome Expand

See all 10 User Reviews