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For Ever


For Ever

Second album of modern soul from the London-based collective

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XL Recordings
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  1. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    While their self-titled played like a vibrant homage to the UK's underground scene, For Ever is Jungle's Hollywood album, both in scope and substance
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    The LA dream may not have come to fruition this time, but ‘For Ever’ proves Jungle are well on their way
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    A band this successful could have left their private lives uninvestigated and turned in something more guarded and rote, but the palpable honesty of these songs is what makes them soar
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Alongside these supercharged tunes, there are signs of songwriting progression with the affecting heartbreak of House in LA and glacial groove of Cosurmyne
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  5. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    For Ever might be occupied with the idea of false promises being broken but the meaningful lyrics and the always-fascinating blend of new and old soul, funk, electronic lounge, mean that Jungle themselves still live up to their hype
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  6. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Falsettos, grooves, glossy funk, it’s all still there, but there’s a substance to it all now
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  7. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Jungle remain impossibly slick on For Ever, which creates an enjoyable listen, but a little bit more soul would be welcome
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  8. 6.0 |   DIY

    Safe might not be enough second time around
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  9. 6.0 |   Clash

    For the most part, it’s more of what’s been before. That’s not inherently a bad thing (hey, ‘Jungle’ is a great record), but it’s difficult to shake the feeling that you’d like a bit more progression after a gap of more than four years
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  10. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Despite a four-year wait, the songs on their second album, For Ever, still sound like understudies for Mark Ronson mega-hits
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  11. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Just like their debut, there’s promise here, but it’ll take a little more substance to make the most of it
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  12. 6.0 |   The FT

    Collection includes an opener that is driven by powerful drumming; break-up songs dominate the latter half
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  13. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s an album which is not sure whether it wants to be happy or sad; to accept the inevitable nothingness of existence or keep searching for answers
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  14. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    UK seven-piece band cranks out solid grooves that slip into the background
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  15. 5.0 |   Pitchfork

    The buzzy UK group only sometimes overcomes their style-over-substance sound that coats their glossy songs
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