F+

F+

by Jackpot
     
 

On F+, their debut for Surfdog, Rusty Miller and his Jackpot crew wander between sunny, jaded West Coast pop and hazy indie rock detachment. "Upside Down" and especially "Black Road" wrap '60s guitar lines around the sort of boozy allure that the Dandy Warhols do so well, while "Vaccine" ambles into See more details below

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On F+, their debut for Surfdog, Rusty Miller and his Jackpot crew wander between sunny, jaded West Coast pop and hazy indie rock detachment. "Upside Down" and especially "Black Road" wrap '60s guitar lines around the sort of boozy allure that the Dandy Warhols do so well, while "Vaccine" ambles into Neutral Milk Hotel's territory. "If I had a night/I could sleep on your sofa," Miller drawls. "Watch your cable TV/Take all your pain killers." "Euphoria" is a rambling, acoustic-led number livened up with twangy leads that suggest Jackpot's alternative country genesis, but the electronically processed "When We Get Together" is happy to appropriate the same 2-Tone shuffle Gorillaz did for "Clint Eastwood." Miller again comes through lyrically on the latter -- "I'm sittin' here at work/Wishin' I could sing like Stevie Nicks." These blatantly referential, sort-of meaningless lines largely save F+ from merely being a survey of well-executed 21st century pop styles, and an overly long one at that. They tinge Jackpot's sonic affectations with shades of individuality. The album's way with a hook isn't too shabby, either, as the twangy "Airplanes and Secrets" and bobble head Radiohead opener "Adventures Galore" prove.

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Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Surfdog Records Ada
UPC:
0640424402822
catalogNumber:
44028

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