Jamiroquai - Rock Dust Light Star

2011-01-12 15:56
 
Wasn't it just a few months ago when there were rumours that Jamiroquai would be saying goodbye to fans forever?

Well, the release of their eighth album, Rock Dust Light Star has shut those rumours up and has so far had fans in raptures.

Jamiroquai faced heavy criticism for "losing" their sound after A Funk Odyssey in 2001, but the British jazz funk band has still managed to sell over 25 million albums to date and garner fans the world over.

With Rock Dust Light Star the Jamiroquai crew brings back its much loved sexy jazz sound, with lead man Jay Kay giving his cool vocals and leaving many still wondering whether this is indeed a band or just a one man show.  

So far, the singles "White Knuckle Ride", "Blue Skies" and "Lifeline" have been released from the album.  "White Knuckle Ride" has been very successful on music charts across Europe and South Africa, allowing fans to be taken back into an era of 70's ultra-cool boogey nights with the song's subtle jazz and funky dance sound.

With Kay again showcasing his writing talent on all the tracks, Jamiroquai can certainly be hailed as one of the best funky jazz bands to come out of the overrated pop era of the 90s.

Rock Dust Light Star is undeniably an album to include in your Jamiroquai collection of celebrated cool jazz dance sounds.


Jamiroquai’s new album brings back a much loved sexy jazz sound.
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Mike 2011/01/13 1:53 PM
Big write up by you guys yet only three stars?
Amityville 2011/01/13 2:19 PM
I have all of their albums. I enjoy all of them. Still gotta love that guitar work on "Deeper Underground". The track made for Godzilla!!
Jimmy 2011/01/13 9:47 PM
Well spotted Mike! The author must of felt courteous when writing the article, but somehow managed to develop a migraine in the midst of all that writing and ended up giving it a three star...
Jimmy 2011/01/13 9:48 PM
Well spotted Mike! The author must of felt courteous when writing the article, but somehow managed to develop a migraine in the midst of all that writing and ended up giving it a three star...
Jan 2011/01/13 10:02 PM
I am a huge Jamiroquai fan, but have to admit this album is not that great at all! After the rather fantastic White knuckle ride and Blue Skies "singles" i had high expectations for the album but it is a huge disappointment, tuneless messy songs! 2*, and that is only for the two songs as mentioned, not a patch on any of their previous albums and the shortlived run on the UK Album chart supports my opinion.
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