Punknews.org
J. Majesty - J. Majesty (Cover Artwork)

J. Majesty

J. Majesty: J. MajestyJ. Majesty (2000)
Some Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: maverickScott
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Ever wonder what Jawbox would sound like if they had not broken up? J. Majesty is your answer. Hailing from New York City by way of Salt Lake City, this four-piece could pass off as a Jawbox tribute band, if it was not for their uncanny musicianship. J. Majesty succeeds where Jawbox only thought .
iTunes StoreAmazon


Ever wonder what Jawbox would sound like if they had not broken up? J. Majesty is your answer. Hailing from New York City by way of Salt Lake City, this four-piece could pass off as a Jawbox tribute band, if it was not for their uncanny musicianship. J. Majesty succeeds where Jawbox only thought about venturing -- they groove. "No School" has such a simplistic beat, with an almost wah-wah like guitar part and half shouted vocals. Songs like "West Side Highway" and "Heceta" slowly slide along, with quiet guitar and drum parts. "One Three Five" comes rocking from the first beat. There's even two instrumentals on here. The one common area between all of these songs is the fact that they groove. This is where J. Majesty will be able to avoid the simple "they sound like Jawbox" line -- you can't deny these guys' passion for their music, and their talent, either. This might be one of the shortest reviews I will write this year, but why over analyze what is one of the best sounding albums of the year?

MP3s
Heceta
No School
Country
West Side Highway

[taken from A different kind of greatness webzine]

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Elliott - False CathedralsAlkaline Trio - I Lied My Face OffCopeland - Beneath Medicine TreeGlassjaw - Worship and TributeLatterman - ...We Are Still AliveLatterman - No Matter Where We Go..!Every Time I Die - Hot Damn!Set Your Goals - Mutiny!Tuesday - Freewheelin'Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Contests

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go