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Jupiter Sunrise

Jupiter Sunrise: Under A Killer Blue SkyUnder A Killer Blue Sky (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


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Jupiter Sunrise plays an alternative pop-rock / power-pop hybrid that is quite solid and catchy, but often lacks a needed emphasis in the 'power' department. They take bits and pieces from a Pixes-Weezer-Ozma timeline without making it too obvious. The music itself is well-executed and well produc.
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Jupiter Sunrise plays an alternative pop-rock / power-pop hybrid that is quite solid and catchy, but often lacks a needed emphasis in the 'power' department. They take bits and pieces from a Pixes-Weezer-Ozma timeline without making it too obvious. The music itself is well-executed and well produced in itself, but never strays from a self-inflicted formula. The choruses get a bit repetitive with songs averaging over four minutes apiece, and overall the disc doesn't leave the greatest of lasting impressions. There is good harmonizing for many of the songs as well, though.

The rotating vocalists provide welcome changeups to the sound. While one singer has a voice perfect for the power-pop genre, the other vocalist has an odd, almost Bob Nanna-like quality to his.

There is a definite geek rock influence which causes an occasional cheese factor overdose, like in "Super X-Ray Vision;" "I know a policeman / he carries a gun / he has superhuman strength / he lives in the sun." Otherwise, the lyrics can get very personal at times, with a handful of both anecdotes and specific names. "Arthur Nix" is a likely radio staple, with its dirty chords and head-swaying melody.

The artwork is very Coheed-ish, with foreign symbols, spacey graphics, and strange earth tones splashed on.

Overall, it's not a bad album per se, especially for a debut, but it needs a couple more enthralling moments and attempts at keeping the listener's attention intact.

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"Arthur Nix"
"Kaye"
"September Girl"

 

 
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Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

these guys are awesome i just saw them reasonly and i think they are much better less wussy live then they sound on the album

titsandtats (June 28, 2004)

this is something different, it takes a few listens but it has grown on me. some songs ( x ray vision) are a little lame but all in all its worth getting.

rhythm (February 27, 2004)

remember when rap was cool?

Anonymous (February 27, 2004)

saw this band a few years ago...i didn't think they sucked, they were alright.

threechordsandthetruth (February 26, 2004)

I really liked this, got it as a sampler from their label. arthur nix is a great song, it sounds very similar to ozma but less wussy than weezer.

Anonymous (February 25, 2004)

i thought this band was ty.

t-rav (February 25, 2004)

When are they all gonna grow up and stop writing about how blue the sky is, or how pretty she is in november? Not saying they wrote crap like this...pretty close, but It's all cliched lyrics anyway.

devildog1507 (February 25, 2004)

weezer...dont want to start the discussion if these bands are punk, but for me they arent

InSpaceWithAKnife (February 24, 2004)

oops posted twice.

InSpaceWithAKnife (February 24, 2004)

I hate those weezer influenced bands and oh this band sucks live also.

InSpaceWithAKnife (February 24, 2004)

this band sucks live.

-intheshapeofawineglass

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

urgh another weezer influenced band...they are lame like weezer and why should I buy a copy when I dont like the Original. Besides they suck live

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

this band just plain sucks.

funkisdead (February 24, 2004)

this band sucks live.

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