- 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.
- Record Label: Atlantic
- Genre(s): Electronic
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Mar 6, 2015There'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.
Mar 6, 2015There 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.
May 3, 2015Holy. 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
May 28, 2016With 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
Jun 18, 2017Jack 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
Mar 7, 2015I 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
Nov 28, 2015This 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
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