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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Andrew McMahon is the Ben Folds of Something Corporate, then his side project Jack's Mannequin is his Fear of Pop, his opportunity to step out of the group and try something different. Except in McMahon's case, it isn't so much fear of pop as much as an embrace of pop, since he sheds the loud guitars and punky overtones of his main band for a sunny, unabashedly tuneful Californian pop on Jack's Mannequin's debut album, Everything in Transit. In truth, it's not all that far removed from his contributions to Something Corporate, which were also tightly written and tuneful, but it sounds truer to his artistic inclinations than either of SC's studio albums, since...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Andrew McMahon is the Ben Folds of Something Corporate, then his side project Jack's Mannequin is his Fear of Pop, his opportunity to step out of the group and try something different. Except in McMahon's case, it isn't so much fear of pop as much as an embrace of pop, since he sheds the loud guitars and punky overtones of his main band for a sunny, unabashedly tuneful Californian pop on Jack's Mannequin's debut album, Everything in Transit. In truth, it's not all that far removed from his contributions to Something Corporate, which were also tightly written and tuneful, but it sounds truer to his artistic inclinations than either of SC's studio albums, since underneath its guise as a loose concept album about a year of turbulent relationships on Venice Beach, it's a full-blown singer/songwriter piano-pop album. More than ever, on Everything in Transit McMahon sounds like the heir to Ben Folds' wise-ass interpretation of Joe Jackson, but McMahon isn't as cynical or goofy as Folds. His humor is sardonic and low-key, plus he's more concerned with affairs of the heart. Although he relies a little bit too heavily on first-person narratives, he has a keener eye for character and behavior than his emo peers, and he's a better tunesmith, too, not just content to write hooks, but taking the time to let the music build and breathe. With producer Jim Wirt, McMahon has given Everything in Transit an appropriately colorful, even cinematic, scope and, thanks to drums provided by Tommy Lee who proves here that he's a more versatile drummer than he ever did in Mötley Crüe, it also has strong backbone. So the album has momentum, but it's as sweetly melancholy as a fading summer, yet not nearly as transient as that, either. It really shouldn't work -- it's a conceptual power pop album, delivered by an emo songwriter, backed by an aging metalhead, and co-produced by a guy who gave Hoobastank hits -- but the result is one of the more pleasant surprises of 2005. It's good enough that it makes you hope that McMahon makes Jack's Mannequin his full-time band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2005
  • Label: Maverick
  • UPC: 093624932024
  • Catalog Number: 49320
  • Sales rank: 24,597

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Holiday from Real (2:58)
  2. 2 The Mixed Tape (3:14)
  3. 3 Bruised (4:02)
  4. 4 I'm Ready (3:55)
  5. 5 La Lie (3:54)
  6. 6 Dark Blue (4:11)
  7. 7 Miss Delaney (3:44)
  8. 8 Kill the Messenger (3:24)
  9. 9 Rescued (3:55)
  10. 10 MFEO: Made for Each Other/You Can Breathe (8:01)
  11. 11 Into the Airwaves (6:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack's Mannequin Primary Artist
Patrick Warren Organ, Accordion, Melodica, Moog Synthesizer, Sampling, chamberlain
Jim Wirt Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Tommy Lee Drums, Guest Appearance
Brian Coffman Guitar
CJ Eiriksson Drums
Andrew McMahon Organ, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Bells, Wurlitzer, Hand Percussion
Terry Wilson Sitar
Jay McMillan Drums
Robert "Raw" Anderson Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Scott Humphrey Drum Engineering
Pete Martinez Contributor
Brian Reeves Engineer
P.J. Smith Contributor
Patrick Warren Horn Samples, String Samples
Jim Wirt Producer
CJ Eiriksson Programming, Engineer, Pro-Tools
Ricky Tubb Contributor
Carl Stubner Management
Neil Couser Engineer, Digital Editing
Frank Maddocks Art Direction
Chris Baseford Drum Engineering
Andrew McMahon Composer, Producer, Art Direction
Josey Alcantar Engineer
Jen Levett Contributor
Katherine Reka OConnell Illustrations
Wayne Robins Web Design
Brent Sinay Contributor
Adam Trejo Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you haven't heard to this Album you don't know Jack!

    Jacks Mannequin is a tiny band with a big voice. Meaning Andrew McMahon from the alternative piano rock band Something Corporate has created his own side project. "Everything in Transit" is an album where it's lyrical content and it's musical value work in tandum with each other to make it the perfect blend of emotion and sound. Listening to this cd is more of a musical experience than listening to a cd. The blending of acustic piano and gutiar like rifts it's amazing. The best part about "Everything in Transit" is the lyrical content. I believe the lyrics written in this are better than most something corporate lyrics, they are full of reality and truth and are powerful. This record deserves more than five stars because the level of perfection it has reached. Each song having it's own theme and sound, amazing. Like I said if you haven't heard this album you don't know Jack

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love Jack's Mannequin

    The new Jack's Mannequin CD is awesome! I listen to hit start to end all day! I love it. Everyone should listen to this CD! Jack's Mannequin is the best new band!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Cd Ever!!!!

    This is the best cd I have ever bought. The songs are beautifully written, and you can hear the emotion in Andrews voice on every song. I could listen to this cd every day for the rest of my life and never get sick of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best CD's you can buy

    When my best friend introduced me to Jack's Mannequin, it took all of one song for me to get hooked. Andrew McMahon (singer, songwriter) is phenominal at creating these totally catchy, very deep lyrical songs that you con't stop singing. His piano playing too, wow. There isn't one single song on the CD I can single out as my favorite. We Were Made For Eachother/You Can Breathe Now, might me my favorite, but I love Dark Blue too. The one thing I will say is that if you are looking to buy some good music, this would be the CD to buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everything in Transit

    This is an amazing CD by an amazing guy. Definately worth the purchase no matter where your musical tastes lie. This is one of those CDs that you can listen to over and over again and never get tired of it. Enjoy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    absolute best cd of the year

    ive listened to something corporate for about 3 years now and last year when i found out andrew had a solo project i got so exiceted i couldnt wait and i went and downloaded every live version of the songs i could find and it was simply amazing ive never heard anything like it in my life thne finally when this cd came out my girlfriend got it for me and theres not any other cd like this its wonderful i suggest u all buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    you can breathe now

    this cd is a breath of fresh air. the songs are trufully written and performed. if you want a cd with emotional honesty, then this cd is perfect for you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!!!

    woa...my friend recommended this cd to me and when i heard it i was blown away...this is an aweeesome cd!!! you should totally get it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    jack's mannequin's "everything in transit" ranks high

    so we all knew that andrew mcmahon was a musical genius, and as soon as i heard the first single from his side project "jack's mannequin" titled 'the mixtape' i knew he had done it again. andrew has written some beautiful lyrics for something corporate and comes through again for jack's mannequin. this is a GREAT album full of emorock ballads that should not be missed by fans of something corporate or alt music lovers everywhere! ****GET BETTER ANDREW!!!!!!!!!!****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Andrew for President!

    When I first heard Andrew McMahon in Something Corporate, I was like, OMG, piano rock!(Because I adore the piano and music a little more 'hardcore') So when I found out Andrew was releasing some solo material, I knew it would be great. And after sampling all the tracks, I'm definitely buying this CD and having it shipped to me in Australia. Andrews lyrics are just wonderful as usual, his piano playing is superb and the songs are very Something Corporate, but unique to Andrew, setting him apart from the band. Can't wait for this, and hopefully Andrew will get better soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everything in Transit

    If you are looking for something new, this is the CD you want. This is an amazing CD, you dont get sick of any of the songs. Just buy it, you wont regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest CD of The Summer

    This is definately the greatest CD released this summer and could quite possibly be the best CD that gets released this year. So many of the lyrics are so well written and even though they sound like they were written after he was diagnosed with leukemia they were written before that. Every track is amazing. Check it out for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    omg!!!!!

    this cd is awesome. i heard a few songs and i know this album is gonna be great. should be bought. u will not be dissappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    anything but disapointing

    I have heard many songs of this cd. there was much antisaption comming from the something corporate fans and in my opnion its anything but disapointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect

    I have heard 8 songs off this album and they are just perfect. Andrew McMahon has done it.

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