The Album Sunshower by Jupiter One starts off with a catchy, fast paced (compared to other songs on the album)tune called "Volcano". They have a pretty easy going mellow sound. The Bass line(or what sounds like a Bass Guitar?) seems to really ground the music and keep it together. It's the type of album that's great to listen to on those lazy Sundays while cruising around in your car... or lounging around at home. Most of the songs had that same feel... whether they were really slow or medium paced. In that respect, I felt that it was almost "too mellow". I wanted some of the songs to culminate enough energy to really break through and get your emotions going... but that never really happened. It's almost as if the band was afraid to really "let loose" and was holding back. In my opinion, it's missing some of that raw dynamic energy that would make this music really flourish. If some songs (like "Come On") were played just a bit faster, louder and with more energy... this band could really kick some butt! I also felt that many lyrics were too repetitive... for example, the line "Get out of the house"... became annoyingly repetitive. To me, that's the difference between "ok" and "great". But one thing is clear, they do have the tools and talent to become a "great band" if they can tap into more of that "raw dynamic energy" that merely slowly bubbles to the surface now and then, but ultimately fizzles out. Here's hoping they "Break on through to the other side" on their next Album.
"Sunshower" is my first exposure to Jupiter One, and it's definitely been a pleasant one. This is definitely the least edgy album I've heard in a long time, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes one is in the mood for some nice, non-confrontational music and this album fits the bill. It has a nice flow with enough variety to keep things interesting. The album has a nice live band feel, which I find missing from so many records these days. It doesn't suffer from … more
I took a chance at trying out the Jupiter One cd, all I knew was that they were touring with Regina Spektor so they had to have something going for them. I hadn't realized what a treat I was in for. Since I got the cd maybe 3 or so weeks ago I've probably listened to the cd easily 10-15 times, it's in regular rotation for me. I wasn't immediately intrigued but really I never am, takes awhile to warm up to most any cd for me besides the singles I already know. Jupiter One's … more