Emergency on Planet Earth is the debut studio album by English funk and acid jazz band Jamiroquai, released on 14 June 1993 under Sony Soho Square. Prior its release, the band debuted in 1992 with "When You Gonna Learn" under Acid Jazz Records, and front-man Jay Kay was given a major-label deal with Sony Music. The album was produced as Kay formed the band and is characterised by its acid jazz foundations, layers of instrumentation and socially charged lyrics. Critical reviews of the album were generally positive and noted its 1970s stylings. It reached number one in the UK Albums Chart and sold over 1,200,000 copies worldwide. Its single "Too Young to Die" peaked at number 10 in the UK Singles Chart. A remastered version of the album was released in 2013 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the album's release.Wikipedia
I really enjoyed this album. This is a solid jam/jazz/funk/acid rock offering with lots to dig in to especially if you're musically inclined. The record was joyful and playful and featured impressive musicianship. I especially enjoyed the use of the synth which in no way made the music sound dated (as synths can do). Great record to put on to get people dancing as well.
“Emergency on Planet Earth” by Jamiroquai (1993) I’ve never heard of this album or this group. Sounds like a white guy trying to make money pretending to be black. And sometimes what it sounds like is exactly what it is. Cultural appropriation at its worst. His faux Stevie Wonder impersonation is embarrassing. Derivative ripoff. I had to skip ahead. It got worse. This album screams. “Look at me! I’m British and I’m so fashionably and counterculturally cool! Buy my CD so I can pay my session musicians!” Good bass player. Nice fluegelhorn. Strings are terrible. There’s a lot that I could say about how poorly this was composed, arranged, performed, mastered, and mixed, but I just don’t want to. Regarding the, ah, lyrics—they lack poetry, and the social commentary is like skipping rocks on a fetid pond. The self awareness in his self aware lyrics is aware of a pretty silly self. “Blow Your Mind” should’ve been titled “Blow Your Alleged Mind”. This album SUCKS. 1/5
God dammnit this an incredible album. I really struggle to think of any other record that is this interesting AND funky. Out of control momentum that is impossible to stop moving to, I reckon you could power a small Dutch village with the energy this thing emits. Every single track is out of this world but my big highlights are Too Young to Die,and Revolution 1993 (Any track (in the demo) that includes "TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE" is an obvious 5/5). Fricken sick lead break on Whatever It Is. There's even some bonus cuica in Music Of The Mind. Also my best friend the funky bell sound is back all over it but especially on the opening track and Too Young.
Don't really have alot to say on this one. It's right in the middle of 3 for me. Nothing that really bothers me per se but nothing that really excites me too much either except maybe the use of the dijeridoo. It just makes me want to listen to Stevie Wonder instead.
I've never listened to Jamiroquai before and had no idea what to expect. But I was very positively surprised! It's an interesting mix of styles, nice to hear some rarely used instruments and a lot of variety.
Great album, always loved Jamiroquai
Cet album était de grande, il est en revanche dommage que Jamiroquai se soit endormi sur sa table de mixage. En effet, après 7 sons tous plus impressionnants les uns que les autres, Jami, ayant offert une folle énergie pendant ces plus de 30mn de musique, se trouve en effet un peu las. Le voilà qui se met donc à fermer les yeux quelques secondes pour reprendre ses esprits, mais ces quelques secondes se transformeront en de longues minutes. C'est dommageable, mais n'enlève rien à la qualité de l'album pré-sieste.
Après une série catastrophique entamée juste après l'album culte de l'ultra-sexuel Marvin Gaye, la musique de bon goût vient de faire son retour dans le générateur par le biais de Jamiroquai. Pour l'anecdote, à la veille de la sortie de ce premier album, les membres du groupe fêtèrent leur futur succès lors d'une soirée particulièrement arrosée. Malheureusement pour eux, le chanteur ne s'arrêta jamais de gobeloter et s'endormit au petit matin sur la table de mixage allumée le cul à l'air. Résultat des courses : une fin d'album totalement cacophonique doublée d'un xylostome.
Jamiroquai is an artist I haven't really engaged with before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. This is an album that really draws into focus the fine line between appreciation and appropriation. Unfortunately, I feel like it's more the latter. While the funky grooves are fairly bespoke and well-made, I can't help but feel like the singer is cosplaying as Stevie Wonder circa 1972, and that makes me deeply uncomfortable. Why not just listen to Stevie, instead? The generic "socially conscious" lyrics feel more unintentionally Flight of the Conchords than Marvin Gaye. It's a disservice to all the Black artists they freely lift from. Further, the name (a lazy mashup of jam and Iroquois) and the Indigenous iconography used for the group's buffalo man logo just amplifies my disdain. I'll take a pass. Favourite track: "Blow Your Mind"
Awesomely jazzy and poppy. Such a unique blend.
Loved this- will listen to it again
Funky, politically charged, enjoyable.
Groovin, bumpin, funky, jive, etc. Fantastic
Incredible disco/funk album, start to finish
Groovy, funky and I was literally listening to this two days before it came up in the list. Great musicians playing great songs
I knew I would love this before I even listened!
Best Song: Too Young to Die. Dancy, groovy, with a hint of melancholy lyrics. Absolute jam. Worst Song: There isn't one. Overall: May more lyrically interesting than I expected, full of dark gems mixed with funky, high energy music that makes you want to move. Feels like the dance album for the apocalypse. "Death can seem to bear no relevance Bet you wished you'd danced to the music What you want to do is kill yourself Still you don't dance to the music"
I really enjoyed this album. Modern Jazz with a hip beat.
Fun vibes. Love that Jamiroquai sound!
Good funky trip-hop vibes.
funky and fresh. I should have been listening to this when it came out. Already warranted a replay.
As a dance album this is great, for just easy listening it's lacking the variation in tempo and composition to make it more than background music.
Kinda receptive boring, songs were too long, no saves, although it had some nice vocals at times 2.5
I'm gonna have to side with Nick's review on Emergency on Planet Earth, as most of this album feels contrived, with Jamiroquai stepping into a style that was historically marketable. However, the historical appropriation of cultural music/stylings of black American musicians by white British musicians is well documented, so this whole project feels uncomfortable to listen to.
1 point for the bassist. 0 points for everything else.
Mas funky que la csm, 10/10
I only listened to most of the album, but I already loved Jamiroquai, so it was good.
I haven't heard much of Jamiroquai before now, but it's definitely better than I imagined. Everything has a good sound that always keeps up the vibe. Very nice music, more of something to just chill and groove to than keep on in the background, but I'm not complaining. And a late happy 25th to Traveling Without Moving!
Phenomenal first album
not a perfect straight through listen, but 5 for the course correction from metal this helped with!
Very interesting, much more than I was expecting
Great funk/jazz whatever this is I loved it
Loved this one
Revolution was f****** amazing
If you like Jazz , Funk, R&B. You need to check out this English band.Great to listen to !
Funkiest '90s music I've ever heard. Rad.
Cool jazz funk album, you can see their influence on some of the people like Bruno Mars and Anderson paak today, which is copl
Disco space funktastic!
Loved this fusion of jazz, world and funk.
Really fun and funky.
Lo que se logra en este disco es algo muy especial y que a mí gusto lo hace lograr las 5 estrellas: Jazz, de ese que si lo toca Chick Corea o Chuck Mangione no sería ni siquiera mencionado en el mundo pop, pero de alguna manera cambian algo de la estructura, le agregan una voz moderna o yo qué se qué y PUM de pronto fue hit en MTV, llena conciertos de gente de otras generaciones y suenan frescos. El disco no tiene un minuto de aburrimiento y solo tal vez la versión extendida pueda sentirse demasiado, pero sus 10 tracks originales rifan duro.
I will show my age and my whole ass here, but my only exposure to Jamiroquai (beyond in passing) was through Napoleon Dynamite. But honestly, I do really like this sound, and I was absolutely baffled by the amount of didgeridoo on a funk album!
10/10 - based as fuck I don’t even care that this album came out 20 years later than it should have, it still sounds amazing it’s like if Stevie Wonder made a Thundercat album perfection🤌
As a teen I was obsessed with Jamiroquai in the 1990s. I was probably too young to understand the charges of cultural appropriation many have levelled against them, and of accusations of Jay Kay being a white rip-off of Stevie Wonder. I listened again and preferred to listen with my innocent ears of the 90s. There is a sniff of hypocrisy when Kay passionately sings about environmental catastrophe, yet is a massive petrolhead. Yet beyond all of that, there is some fantastic musicianship on this album. Stuart Zender is an absolute bass wizard, some of these riffs are just too funky - it's a great shame he later fell out with Kay only 2 albums on. The late Toby Smith's keyboards are exquisite and there's even Wallis' digeridoo for something a bit different. For all the funk, it's a solid 5/5.
First Jamiroquai album ive listened to all the way through, and it was alot more didgereedoo psychadelic weird that I expected it to be. However, thats never a bad thing. Overall, really enjoyed the album with some real gems in there and some solid grooves to simply relax to. My tops songs were If i like it, i do it and Blow your mind. Some sweet basslines with those even sweeter horn rhythms!
Now this is what i call a really stylish funk acid jazz album. Dance to it music with a point. Excellent!!!
Solid 4.5 . I love Jamiroquai unique talent
Enjoyed the digieridoo
This album is right down the middle for everything that I like. What a treat this was. Favorite track: Revolution 1993
Snazzy jazzy groovy! A didgeridoo solo? You BET I’m in!
Jamiroquai! When you want a 70s sound but not from the 70s. Really fun and funky grooves. I love it!
So groovy and funky! Totally dug it!!
I was first introduced to Jamiroquai by the iconic dance in "Napoleon Dynamite." I had assumed it was a 70s classic I had somehow missed along the way. Turns out I missed out on Jamiroquai throughout the 90s! How sad that was! How could this happen? This was funky and topical and fun! I'm sort of mad at myself for not pursuing this music after "Canned Heat" became a staple of my playlists. Feels like I missed my second chance then. But here we are, and I love this groovy music.
It's pretty good but goes on a bit
Great album. Some iffy songs later on but solid.
Funky, good background music to work to.
Toe tapping. Funky. Smooth. Nice sound stage. Decent instrumentals
En del snuskigt bra här, verkligen. Han kan han, Jamiroquai. En del låtar lite för svaga för att bli ett “på väggen”-album, men fan det e ett najs album. Stark 4a!
Good. Got a little tired towards the end
Jazz pop interesting. Kinda diggin the vibes on this album
Great. Nineties nostalgia trip
Funky but honestly kinda boring. Still gonna give it an 8 just based on the sound.
Jimiroquai Broadbent knows how much this slaps... Nah seriously, it's super cheesy, it's definitely of its time, and Jay Kay is an asshole. But I can't deny that this album is loaded with a fair few bops.
It's a decent album with some good tunes. Bit sullied by how much of a bell Jay kay became. Gets a bit samey towards the end
8/10 wasn't anything crazy but it was musically interesting and a fun listen. i'll be honest when i saw it was a british funk band i was skeptical but they did a good job.
Past perfect bij het weer, deze plaat! Had wel iets korter gemogen, op den duur wist ik het wel.
I like Jamiroquai.
I really like the first song when you gonna learn. I also like too young to die
I can't claim I listened to the whole thing (two hours what) but I did listen to a lot of it. Acid jazz is a real genre-bending kind of music and this album really takes it to the next level. I think there's a didgeridoo in the first song? It's cool, not much more to say.
I liked the fusion sound. Definitely hear jazz influences.
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this album.
This was great! Ashamed to admit I'd never heard any Jamiroquai before but this was quality.
Embarrassingly I'd only been familiar with the band's "hits" so was happy to give a deeper dive here. Didn't know this was their debut album and *wow* - elements of 70s Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock combined with 90s production... Perfect instrumentation - the horns, Rhodes piano, percussion... My initial favourite is "Whatever It Is, I Just Can't Stop" holymoly. That growly bass is the bomb. This is the first strong 4 i'm giving to something I'd never heard before - this will get many many listens.
Honestly, I was ready to go into this and hate it. I remember Jamiroquai as a schmucky doofus who had that Virtual Insanity song and the cool video where he was walking funny on a multi plane treadmill. This record is more akin to a funk protest record, and with a couple quibbles I have in a couple spots this is entirely listenable and would be great background music for a party and would fit into a playlist with the likes of Stevie Wonder or Parliment. Nice surprise.
Funky bass notes!
really alternative and fun!!!
First track has a great rhythm right off the bat. Love the groove of the whole album. Basically a precursor and probably huge inspiration for The Dirty Loops.
Such an underrated artist! This album was lots of fun to listen to. I’ll be listening to it again soon
It’s good! It’s funky!
What a surprisingly great find. Sounds a lot like Stevie Wonder (especially vocally), which is a huge compliment. All I knew of Jamiroquai was that one video that MTV used to show on repeat back in say 1997. I believe it was for a song called "Virtual Insanity". All I know for sure is Chris Rock made fun of it when he hosted the VMA's around that time. Nevertheless, this came dangerously close to a 5 for me. This album compelled me to put in a 30-minute sprint on the treadmill I enjoyed it so much. Might be just a BIT too long. Tighten this baby up a bit and we'd be looking at a solid 5.
Pretty high energy and engaging all the way through the first disc. I've enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would do; especially impressive given it's Jamiroquai's first album.
Funkology, the theory of funk.
Másters del funk.
such a solid, groovy record. george clinton caliber funk.
Just some perfect chilled out funk. Loves me some Jamiroquai
Bien aime le electro jazz. Ca sonne bienje l’ai ecoute deux fois 4.25*
Funky og fedt. Dog nogle fillers
en skelsættende klassiker, han kan det hele!!
Interessant i meritori reciclatge de sons clàssics de funk, soul i tonalitats disco amb una producció moderna (pels 90) que el situa com un producte de la seva època, amb el plus de la veu i la presència carismàtica de Jay Kay
This is pretty great, I feel like it's every Jamiroquai album but still great
Lovely! Good vibes :)
Оч под настроение, но музыканты они крутые
Good vibes. Fun
Bald 30 Jahre alt, und rein von der Message her aktueller denn je, hm?! Zeigt einem mal wieder wie doof die ganze Menschheit ist; zugegeben ich selbst eingeschlossen aber auch Mr. Jay Kay himself, der nach dem Ding hier ja auch in erster Linie durch nen spektakulären Hang zu fetten Karren auffiel. Komisch, oder? Album fand ich jedenfalls erstaunlich geil beim wieder Anhören nach all den Jahren. Auf der Autobahn übrigens. Spitzen-Cuvee aus irgendwas mit Afrobeat, Jazzfusion und Neosoul, wirklich zeitlos auch. Und so ausgereift für ein Debüt! Ach, scheiss Kokain ey, man wünschte wirklich, er wäre weiter bei Verstand geblieben.
It's Jamiroquai, you either like it or you don't. There was only one extra good track for me on this one and it was long (might just be spotify version though)
Not my fav Jamiroquai but it still rules. Incredibly funky, lots of fun. 4/5.
-Great bass in "Emergency On Planet Earth" -I love the fast-paced lyrics on "Revolution 1993" -Very cool, quick tempo jazz stuff
A lot more than the one not wonder I thought they were.
Jazzy, funky and greatly produced. Worldwide stardom was still awaiting for Jamiroquai but they were already up with a good start.
I did enjoy this album. I definitely see the Stevie Wonder influence throughout this album. And the didgeridoo? I was not expecting to hear one of those. But I did feel a few tracks were a bit weak, and didn't vibe with them as much. And some of the tracks were a bit too long for me. Highlights: When You Gonna Learn?, Too Young To Die, If I Like It I Do It
Very lively music, great rythm section. Good songs
viciante, brabo, funk e jazz. É ele
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: When you gonna learn?, Blow your mind
Very cool sound, the hippest elevator music. Some sounded a bit futuristic.
Nice. One of thousands of Stevie Wonder followers, but a pretty good one.
* sounds fresh, good quality remaster.
I got so tired of hearing Virtual Insanity back in the day that it was hard to be objective on this. Jay Kay always sounded too much like Stevie Wonder to me, but really, you don’t have that much choice who you sound like, and it’s better I suppose than sounding like Leonard Cohen. On closer listening, the arrangements really stand out. The band is tight, the sound is smooth and sophisticated. The instrumental jam is a bonus. The song-writing is unstructured and free flowing, though some tracks go on for a bit longer than they should. I know some reviewers poked fun at the socially conscious lyrics, but that to me, was a more a sign of the times – protest bands in the 60s and 70s were praised not mocked.
The funky soul tunes remind me of a refreshed Stevie Wonder and the jazz tunes show that the band knows how to play. They play a wide range of styles and even mix some disco in with funk in Revolution 1993 and, I hate to say it, but I like the disco bit too.
JQ isa bit of a guilty pleasure of mine- a thorny replacement gene in my side. A work truck I used to drive had a CD on constant rotation- it grew on me.
j'ai 7 albums de retard je sais pas quoi dire mais c'était bien ça m'a motivée pour défaire ma big ass valise
Jamiroquai! Now there's someone I haven't really thought of in about 20 years, but boy did I love them when Travelling Without Moving came out. I'm not familiar with this album, but it's a jazzy, trippy, fun listen. Heck of a debut album. Jay Kay is a solid vocalist, full of energy and soul. He gets the Stevie comparisons a lot. He's not quite that good, but he's a lot of fun to listen to. Love the funky, jazz inflected arrangements. Strong Earth Wind & Fire and Sly Stone vibe, which I love. The politically driven songwriting doesn’t go super deep, but by 1993 pop music standards they were actually ahead of the curve. Fave Songs: Whatever It Is, I Just Can't Stop; If I Like It, I Do It; Emergency on Planet Earth; When You Gonna Learn; Didgin' Out
Hits the mark musically and enjoyed the vocal styling. Almost 20 years after release, much of the message seems dated. Overall, a very good listen.
Fun, funky... great precursor to Travelling Without Moving.
Like the dance scene in napoleon dynamite, I don't know what's going on here, but I think I like it!
Certainly enjoyable and iconic of the era.
This was a great album, in terms of study/background music. A few great tracks but some were a bit more forgettable. Having read about his car collection and his Top Gear time, I’m going to give this guy another shot!
4.4 - This album captures that 70s soul/funk vibe perfectly. The band sounds impeccable with Jon Kay at the helm. It's impossible to not hear the Stevie Wonder parallels although this album eschews some Stevie's emotional depth, maintaining a non-stop party tempo throughout.
Kinda tough to judge this. Ultimately, great music, great funk, great songwriting, really great musicians. I don't want to take away from those things. However... much of it is so similar to the likes of EW&F, Sly & TFS, Parliament, etc. There's no doubt where the influence came from. They've certainly added their touch. I really like it, but struggle to find the differences. It's not quite as difficult in their newer stuff. Traveling w/out moving, virtual insanity, canned heat. Those stand out to me.
I like the first song; cool Stevie Wonder vibe. This continues to sound a bit like knockoff Stevie Wonder...but in a good way. Okay, the didgeridoo at the end is a bit much, but on the whole: solid Stevie Wonder cover band!
Always enjoyed Jamiroquai. Not the most memorable of their songs but still funky!
Really dug these funky beats
Always enjoyed Jamiroquai. Not the most memorable of their songs but still funky!
Really good funk
listened to again probably one of the funkiest debuts of all time
innovation clearly present, a fresh different vibe. 8.5
I was jamming to this entire album.
I liked this a lot. It’s funny, I had Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life a couple days ago, and this is sort of like a more modern version of Stevie Wonder. Some great grooves. 4 stars.
The early Jamiroquai is the best... as a 14-year old I remember loving Blow Your Mind, and I can still get the chills listening to that song. Great album.
Very very funky! Love it!
Favorite Tracks: When You Gonna Learn? Too Young To Die Blow Your Mind
With this album, Jamiroquai does what generations of English musicians have done before them. Take music originated in America and not as popular as before and put their spin on it and make it better. 4/5.
4/5. Funky, fun, very Stevie Wondery. Damn enjoyable
6/13/2022 - ALBUM #137 Today's Album: "Emergency On Planet Earth" by Jamiroquai - This album takes no time getting right into the thick of it with a blaring didgeridoo before welcoming in a groove so funky it sounds like Stevie Wonder and a vocal performance to match. That opening track introduces a lot of the ideas that are going to be all over this album like systematic inequality, unintentional discrimination, and the dire needs for not only civil rights, but a total revolution. These messages not only dig into the American discrimination of African Americans, but also tap into the inequality of people living comfortably in America compared to those living off of very little in 3rd world countries. All of this is presented, though, through some of the funkiest tracks I have probably ever heard. It really sounds like Stevie Wonder's and Michael Jackson's bands crashed into each other and started laying down some sick beats. Although the background of this album is a little concerning, with it being a lot of traditionally black music being sung by a white man, but when you look at the members of this fairly large band, it's clear that this band spans many cultures and is inspired by this kind of music more than simply ripping it off. Every track balances it's great sound with a ton of really great lyrics of social justice and the entire time I just kept thinking about how much it relates to today despite coming out 30 years ago. The struggles we are facing in America today have been experienced by people around the world for so long and it often takes an album like this to show Americans how privileged they are. There are many times where it can be pretty heavy handed with it's messages, but it's never too up front with it that you can't just sit back and enjoy the fantastic instrumentals. Great production work all around and the mix is perfect for this genre, with the bass and funky synths way up front. Overall, this is a really great statement album in protest of a lot of injustices going on around the world, but it's also an incredibly fun, groovy, and above all else funky experience from top to bottom. Listen to this album if you like Stevie Wonder or like an album with a deep message contrasted with an enjoyable sound. Highlights: When You Gonna Learn?, Too Young to Die, Hooked Up, "If I Like It, I Do It", Music of the Mind, Emergency on Planet Earth, Blow Your Mind, Revolution 1993, Didgin' Out Score: 8/10 Puts the fun in funky and the pro in protest
This was pretty cool retro, Stevie wonder type album at first but the last two songs really elevated the whole thing. They were the perfect blend of 70s r&b and modern stuff, especially revolution 1993
Pretty good, only a couple songs sortof stuck out for me though.
this is my new go to funk album
Love the mix of funk and jazz
Some vocal similarities to Steven Wonder, but it's great regardless. Feels pretty timeless as well with the production. Favorites: When You Gonna Learn, Too Young to Die, Music of the Mind
heavy funk and jazz, with some politics thrown in. fairly solid, even just as background noise. ideally 3.5, rounding up
Please collect all of the electronic disco/funk music you can find and inject it directly into my veins. I don't get to listen to a lot of fun dance music on this list, and I fucking love this stuff. The fact that this album came out in 1993 is crazy. It sounds almost too advanced for that period, though electronic music was making rapid advancements during that period in particular. Anyway, it's hard to type when my feet are tapping and my head is bopping, so I'm just going to give this 4 stars and get back to enjoying it
Enjoyed it, funky grooves (in the words of AOK)
- How much funk do you want on your album? - Yes. A fun record. Loved the energy and light nature. Highlight: Too Young To Die
Quite enjoyed it and I've learnt how to play funk guitar from the guitarist of this band (although he isn't on this one).
Yes - very funky.
Super fun, but the bloat really dragged it down, and Jay Kay's vocals becoming grating after too long dragged it down a bit further. But... the surplus of didgeridoo shot it back up a good deal, not gonna lie.
Quite a variation of styles, good album.
I haven't heard this album since the 90s and I had forgotten how excellent this music was. Great musicianship, jazzy fun funk grooves with a 70s feel, hard not to dance to. I might listen to this one again.
this was a really fun listen! the title track was my favorite
Damn I judged this album unfairly, but it's actually very good. Electronic / funk / jazz mix? Super cool concept and don't think I've heard anything like it before. I feel like this would've been very ahead of its time for the 90s; even now it seems really fresh. Definitely will be getting this on vinyl at some point.
Damn. I love Stevie Wonder. ♥
A favorite. This is arguably the best Jamiroquai album when they were really at their peak. The music had smoothened from the earlier albums and was more authentic than the later ones. Sometimes the rhythmic juxtaposition and transitions aren't very listenable and I think that's heard the most on 'Hooked Up' and 'Whatever it is, I Just Can't Stop'. 'Too Young to Die' and the flirty 'Blow Your Mind'. Nice album to revisit. Always pleasant, enjoyable and fun. Great driving album.
Ei parasta antia, mutta perjantailevyksi erittäin toimiva. Jamiroquai toimii aina hyvänä tunnelman nostattajana.
Super interesting record. I’ll listen to more.
Þið skiljið ekki hvað Jamiroquai er góður fyrir lappirnar á mér. Get ekkert hlustað á þetta án þess að dansa. Svona funk acid jazz type of thing er algjör fíkn hjá mér.
Of all the music acts that appeared in the 90s, Jamiroquai undoubtedly is one of the better ones. Their brand of acid jazz funk music grabs attention immediately, the mix of expertly arranged songs (just listen to these basslines!) and frontman Jay Kay's slick vocals make for an intriguing package. The songs themselves are good, but they would become better - truly great - on later albums. But this album is where it all began, and deserves a listen. 3.5/5
Good album, nice and chill. Will probably listen again if i want something nice and smooth, would make great background music for a chill evening, though I'm sure there's lots to be gathered from a more focused listen through.
Its some really decent deep cuts shit. 4/5
Makes me want to go to a festival
Gotta love Jamiroquai, even if this is basically a Stevie W Ripoff in so many ways.
Omg revolution 1993 is sooo good I love this album i'll be sure to check more of this band
ah another blast from the past. Pretty sure I have this CD still. This was the jam in the summer of 93 or 94. Which is funny because, otherwise, I was totally into alt-rock, grunge, metal at the time. Now that I've listened to SO MUCH Stevie Wonder through 1001 it's unmistakable the amount of influence he had on Jamiroquai. This album is really timeless. Great funky grooves!
Light 8, not as good as other albums, some bangers but not as many as I hoped for
Lots of fun on this one! This is definitely an evolution of a certain branch of jazz showing the future in 1993. Hard to describe, but easy to listen to
Funky and hip
I enjoyed this one. None of the songs were that memorable to me but overall it was good.
Somewhat dated music I used to like a lot but now not so much. Still fairly good.
2.75/5. It was fine. Nothing special, kind of dragged on.
Didn't age as well as I thought it would...chaotic.
Some funky goodness
I thought I'd hate this or love this but it's actually quite calm isn't it. Some nice tunes wouldn't be adverse to putting it on again. Such Kyle vibes it's crazy
Space funky album
It's not bad, not my style normally. Live I would prob like a lot more. Funky but nothing that was like "WOW THIS SLAPS". It's like... accessible Jazzy.
Is this the best pick of this band? I feel like they tightened up the sound and toned down the hippie vibe in favor of a little deeper orchestration as time went on. Still I have no problem with this at all.
parece música de loja de roupa que quer ser descolada mas é divertidim
Very funky. I was interested in hearing more from this band - my first exposure to them was when my sister downloaded one of their songs when I was in middle school. I found their sound exciting. I asked her about it yesterday and she said she probably heard it in the movie Center Stage, which I never saw but is apparently about dancers. On this listen, for some reason I couldn't shake the perception that the singer was emulating Stevie Wonder, and that bothered me. A reference point that occurred to me, but didn't bother me, was KC and the Sunshine Band - another band I heard for the first time in middle school. Waffling between 3 and 4 on this one.
Talk about a group I have not thought about since I was a kid. This is actually a solid funk/soul album. Didn't love anything but it was all solid and an easy listen. "Whatever It Is, I Just Can't Stop" is probably the highlight for me.
fantastic album to groove to, listened to it at work, and kept me moving all day. was fantastic!