Get Born

Get Born

by Jet
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Get Born

Jet's Get Born is a seriously rocking album that comes off as a mix between the White Stripes' bluesy insouciance and AC/DC's cockeyed swagger. Toss in some New York Dolls strut, maybe some of Sweet's jailbait philosophizing, definitely some of Oasis' look-at-me attitude, some of the Verve's sense of grandeur, and you've got something to impress your friends as you blast it out of your car speakers on a Friday night. There are a lot of other bands traveling a similar path these days and it is hard to explain why this record works so well when so many others sound weak and studied. Maybe it is because they hail from the no-nonsense Australian rock tradition. Maybe it is the tough but clean production by Dave Sardy. Most likely it is the songs. They are catchy with singalong choruses, with lots of "hey"s and handclaps and glam stomp beats. "Rollover D.J.," "Get What You Need," and "Get Me Outta Here" are tight, raw, and flashy rockers. It is a sure sign that you are dealing with a band that has it all together when the ballads are as good as the rockers. "Look What You've Done" is a piano-based weeper that only needs some swelling strings to launch it into Guns N' Roses territory, "Move On" is an early-'70s Stones country ballad with some fine slide work. The only track that really falters is the silly and mean-spirited "Cold Hard Bitch," which takes an ill-advised trip down Nazareth lane and leaves the listener with a foul taste in their mouth. The placement of Get Born's sweetest ballad ("Come Around Again" right after it is the only thing that saves the album. And it is an album worth saving. Get Born is a very promising debut by a band that steals from all the right places, rocks non-ironically -- even epically at times -- and sounds great blasting out of a car or on headphones.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596289221
catalogNumber: 62892

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jet   Primary Artist
Billy Preston   Keyboards
Roger Manning   Keyboards
Chris Cester   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Nic Cester   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Cameron Muncey   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Mark Wilson   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Andre Warhurst   Slide Guitar

Technical Credits

Dave Sardy   Producer
Greg Gordon   Engineer
Greg Fidelman   Engineer
Chris Cester   Composer
Nic Cester   Composer
Cameron Muncey   Composer
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Evil Chris   Engineer
June Kim   Illustrations

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Get Born 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard JET on SNL. They sounded awesome so I picked up their cd. It is now one of my favorite cds. Although JET has a distinctive sound, their songs range in variety. "Rollover DJ", "Look What You've Done", and "Timothy" are my favorites. JET has to be the best new band that has come out in a long time.