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Picks and Pans Review: Jet

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Shine On
ROCK

Jet’s career took off on the wings of the turbocharged rocker “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” the first of several hit singles from the group’s platinum 2003 debut Get Born. And while there is nothing on this follow-up that reaches the swaggering heights of “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” these Australian throwbacks still have plenty of reason to strut. On heavy guitar crunchers like the first single “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,” Jet continues to worship at the altar of another Aussie band, AC/DC. But they temper the power-chord assault with dreamy, psychedelic-tinged tracks—such as the ballad “Bring It On Back”—that conjure up the Beatles. (The quartet actually took its name from the Paul McCartney & Wings song “Jet.”) They don’t just pay respect to their musical heroes; the title cut is a touching tribute to the late father of singer-guitarist Nic Cester and drummer Chris Cester.

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