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Jake Shears

Jake Shears

Jake Shears

Debut solo album from the pop singer and Scissor Sisters front man

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  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    He offers up music as therapy to be either appreciated alone on headphones... or with a crowd by the biggest stereo system you can find
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    One of this year's most welcome and infectious comeback albums
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It seems that there is always room for fun when you’re Jake Shears – and more importantly, there is always, always room for dancing
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Overflows with the opulence of orchestral Seventies pop — as if ELO and the Bee Gees got together to make a Muppet fantasia of Cajun rock
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Shears heads in a new bluesy direction on a debut recorded with a live band. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Dynamic record packed full of surprises and great hooks
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  7. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    If you’re not a stickler for authenticity, it’s actually irresistible
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  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    This is no people-pleasing pop record: appealingly, its 70s-centric stew seems designed to satisfy only its maker
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  9. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    There are signs here to show his next step (whether solo or with the band) could well reach his previous highs again. It’s good to have him back
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  10. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Proud, gay and vulnerable, albeit usually wrapped in multiple layers of sass and bravado
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