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All Mod Cons

The Jam

1978

All Mod Cons

Album Summary

All Mod Cons is the third studio album by the British band The Jam, released in 1978 by Polydor Records. The title, a British idiom one might find in housing advertisements, is short for "all modern conveniences" and is a pun on the band's association with the mod revival. The album reached No. 6 in the UK Albums Chart.The album was reissued in the United States in 1979, with the song "The Butterfly Collector" replacing "Billy Hunt".

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Rating

3.33

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5280

Genres

  • New Wave
  • Punk
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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

I have no idea what this might be… “All Mod Cons” is ok, like a smoothed-out punk song or something. I can’t quite get into the stuttering tempo. But there are promising elements here. “To Be Someone” appeals to me quite a bit more. I’m warming up to this. Love the lyrics about a fallen rock star. Really good! “Mr. Clean” seems to be how the singer is angry at an office coworker. Interesting and catchy! “David Watts” continues the sort of odd tempos. And the song is intriguing… Is this a be careful what you wish for song? I’m not sure but I do like it. “English Rose” is a surprisingly tender song. I love the singer’s voice and the water and what I think is a great love song for England. I wasn’t expecting this but like it a lot. I love the music and lyrics of “In the Crowd” - and what’s this?! A warning about the government and media?! Interesting… and goes all psychedelic guitar at the end. This is a contender for my favorite track of the album. “Billy Hunt” is another catchy song with more cleverly descriptive lyrics. A threatening bionic man reference?! I like this. “It’s Too Bad” is a great little breakup song that’s quite happy sounding. Very enjoyable. “Fly” is a really great love song! The tender parts intersperse with exuberant outbursts. I love this song. There seems to be some hints of The Who or something in here. Wonderful! “The Place I Love” I love! ‘Not within a yard of those trendy do’s.” Is this song about hiding out with your pets? Really good song. “‘A’ Bomb in Wardour Street” seems to be protest song with a beat you can dance to. Clapping! I can get into this. “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight” is a great song. Terribly disturbing about a poor guy getting attacked in a tube station. Really good, and disturbing… I think I’m on the verge of loving this album. A second listen is in order but I find The Jam’s lyrics so vivid and the disjoints in the music held together with such great talent that I think I may love this album… …………………………………. My second listen really did cement my love of this album. After the third listen, I’m loving every song - even the first track which took me a few listens to warm up to. These lyrics have depth and paint vivid pictures. The Jam takes on class and society… with a sound blending dashes of new wave, The Who and The Kinks into something pretty special. I love this album!

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

The Jam were in love with the Who, and influenced the Police and the Clash. This 3rd album was the first of three brilliant 5 star albums, culminating with Sound Effects, with Setting Sons sandwiched in between.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

Fucking hell I love this record.

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Really enjoyed this semi-nuwave intro from the 70s to the 80s

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

Nice full album. No filler.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Never listened to a full album by The Jam before (only greatest hits) and it did not disappoint. Very much a coming of age album and craft wise very much where Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were with Damn The Torpedos. English Rose is superb, David Watts also. The best track for me is Down At The Tube Station at Midnight. Weller’s lyrics are outstanding and bassist is so underrated. Always been a massive fan of Weller’s. One of of best artists around, always evolving.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
5

They were pretty decent before this one as well, but this is where it really took off. It's the start of a brilliant run of albums with Setting Sons and Sound Affects coming after this. Especially love the last tracks on here; A' Bomb in Wardour Street and Down In The Tubestation At Midnight.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
5

Perfect Friday album. Fun stuff!

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Their best

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

Loved it - english rose was my favorite.

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Wed Mar 24 2021
5

really like this. 60s/70s brits are the best. just look at those outfits!? gives me jam in a field vibes. dope guitar work.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
2

Down In The Tube Station At Midnight's not only a fantastic finale but a useful reminder that most of the preceeding songs compare unfavourably. The big tumbling beat is there, as are Weller's sandpaper vocals and featherwight punk politics for city types--but the hooks, urgency or clarity to turn them into songs to remember are a rarity.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
5

I like it

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Wed Apr 07 2021
5

ett riktigt bra album. Down in the tube station at midnight är en av de bättre låtarna jag hört på länge.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Fresh happy indie vibes

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

Some fantastic songs and something of a ‘coming of age’ album given their less than impressive second album ‘this is the modern world’. Stand outs include ‘to be someone’ and the classic ‘English rose’. Loved Billy Hunt live too

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Fri Aug 13 2021
5

Melodic, fast and great lyrics.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
5

One of my favourite albums of all time.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

Love the mod revival movement. Cool mix of punk and early rock. Strong album start to finish

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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

Fresh as a daisy/English rose

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Sat Oct 23 2021
5

One of my favourite bands. A great album

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Sat Nov 06 2021
5

Like a combination of punk and pub rock interspersed with some very pretty tunes. Thoroughly enjoyed this album.

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

There is cowbell, and I really enjoyed this album. I never heard of this band so its been a pleasant surprise.

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Sounds like something Jess and Rory would have liked. I enjoyed it. Would listen again.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

#79 - The Jam - All Mod Cons Apparently this album catapulted Paul Weller into the consciousness of the UK. Despite not having any major hits it's got bite, anger, class issues and is a great listen. This is how I imagine London in 1978 (sorry Woking).

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Thu Dec 23 2021
5

Loved it

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

The Jam (and Paul Weller) is a band I know about; but don’t really know their music aside from a few songs. I mostly know them from influencing most of the bands I grew up listening to. Hearing this now you definitely hear where every Oasis song is ripped off from, but also the stems of New Pornographers and Paraquet Courts. For good reason too. This album absolutely rips. A little over half an hour and doesn't overstay it’s welcome. Killer tracks David Watts English Rose

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

My favorite Jam album and one of my favorite albums, period! The 3 album run of All Mod Cons, Setting Sons and Sound Affects, is as good a three album run of any band, ever. This is the album where The Jam sound and Paul Weller's song writing reached their zenith. To Be Someone, Mr. Clean, In The Crowd, "A"Bomb in Wardour Street and Down in the Tube Station at Midnight are all incredible songs that alone would make this album worthwhile, all together they make for one of the best albums of the 80s, indeed of any decade. No band ever communicated more vividly what it was like growing up British. Maybe that kept North American fans at arms length, but for me if their lyrics and themes ever became TOO British, the musical interplay is universal and these three kids were the epitome of tight. A no-brainer 5 star album from my perspective.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

Fun listen

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

It's The Jam m8. Clear Beatles influences dotted which I'd not noticed before. Down In The Tube could well be the best British track of all time.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

ace

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Sat Apr 02 2022
5

One of my all-time faves. I bought this at the time and played it constantly so of course it gets maximum stars. I guess it's aimed at predominantly young angry men in 1978 but it's still fresh and poetic, raucous and rocky even now. It has real classics - 'Down in the Tubestation' and 'English Rose' which are suprisingly poles apart but even the 'fillers' are gold: 'Fly' is the least listened track in Sp*tify but again IMO one of the best tracks on the album.

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Sun Apr 03 2022
5

This band is “The Beatles” if they were punks, and I have no problem with it. None at all. 5 Stars

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Fri Apr 15 2022
5

Some corking tracks on here. Worth 5 stars for David Watts alone.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

The Jam: great singles throughout but also a real album band who made a string of 5-star albums including this one.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
5

Un dels discos més creatius en un dels períodes més creatius. És la sublimació del so de The Jam en la seva primera etapa. I aquesta sublimació és d'una excel.lència i exuberància gairebé màgica

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

I wanna be David Watts

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Wed Jul 06 2022
5

This is a brilliant album, not a bad song in the lot. What I enjoy about it is seeing how the Jam is evolving musically, to a more nuanced and sophisticated sound. The punchier style the band developed on their first two albums is still in there, but it has matured, with confident, melodic hooks, and surprising forays into psychedelia and jazz-pop. Paul Weller's ability to craft a lyric has developed tremendously here too, with vivid imagery and sly social commentary. I could listen to this all day. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Down in the Tube Station at Midnight, It's Too Bad, In the Crowd, Fly, To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time), English Rose, Mr. Clean, All Mod Cons, David Watts, 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street, The Place I Love, Billy Hunt

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Thu Jul 07 2022
5

BILLY HUNT BILLY HUNT BILLY BILLY BILLY PREFS: TOUT MOINS PREF: RIEN

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

I had never heard them before and it is awesome! It’s like, in between the clash and cars. It’s great.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Love this album. Inventive musicians playing great songs with Smart lyrics.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

This is such a snap shot of late 70's English life. Weller's story telling is backed up by a very tight band. Song after song - it sounds like a Best Of.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

Heard this plenty of times, so another easy 5 from me. David Watts, Down in a tube station, Bomb in wardour street are highlight tracks LOVE THE JAM AND PAUL WELLER <3

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

I’ve never really understood what the whole “mods and rockers” thing was, but maybe you had to be there at the time. As far as I know, the only song by The Jam that I already knew is A Town Called Malice which doesn’t appear on this album. And my dad will take any opportunity to tell anybody that he once smoked a joint with Paul Weller when he used to work festivals. Songs I already knew: none Favourite after listening: To Be With Someone (Didn’t We Have A Nice Time), Down In The Tube Station At Midnight Overall: 9/10 I might not understand the whole mod scene, but the album definitely stands out as great many years on. It definitely doesn’t feel like an album from 1978 as many modern indie bands still sound very similar to this. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight certainly sounds like it could have been released within the last decade. Bruce Foxton has some excellent bass riffs throughout, and I absolutely intend to learn some of them myself to play at home, and maybe pretend that I’m in the know and totally understand what a mod is.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

Love it

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

relentlessly fun album every track felt so engaging 10/10

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Love it

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

#manifested

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

Là c'est sexy. Là c'est vendeur.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
5

1978?! Wow - the audio quality on this is sublime. And the songs are really catchy! New fan of the Jam.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

banger. added to library

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Fri Sep 11 2020
4

this is actually a 9 not an 8 that is all

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

4/13 Some great melodies coupled with an interesting lead vocalist, plus the raging edge of British youth. Standout Tracks: Mr. Clean, English Rose, It's Too Bad, Fly, Down In The Tube Station

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Wed Sep 30 2020
4

Pretty cool, I can see them influencing Parquet Courts

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Thu Oct 29 2020
4

Why don't my notes save???? Anyways, I like this! Got some post punk elements to it and sounds very reminiscent to parquet courts

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

7/10 FT: Down in the tube station at midnight

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Tue Nov 24 2020
4

Honestly? Pretty darn good. I liked it.

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Mon Nov 09 2020
4

Another good album!

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

Getting close to peak Weller...

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Bra! Har alltid gillat dem

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

I really enjoyed this album and look forward to checking out more of their work.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

I really enjoyed this album! Tons of fun!

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

Love a good British rock band.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Awesome melodies and catchy harmonies. Snotty punk feel at times with smooth vocals. Very enjoyable. Best songs: In the crowd, it’s too bad, down in the tube station at midnight.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

This album is straight up adorable and also strangely summery

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

Some solid jams here. Nice classic rock feel without a lot of cliche. Hard to give it a 4 when I've given the Beatles some 4s, but I think I'm here for it.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

Very nice sound, loved the drums.

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

Big fan of The Jam. I like when bands don't try to hide their Britishness.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Solid

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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

I've never gotten too deep into the Jam, but this is an outstanding album. Down in the Tube Station at Midnight is an all-time classic. 4 stars.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

Ok, this was great - not really what I was expecting - more melodic and with greater depth. Loved the Kinks cover! Fave track - either "To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)" or "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight", but more listens might bring out other contenders...

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Sat Mar 20 2021
4

Good British rock, but that's about all I can say: it didn't stand out to me as anything too unique or interesting

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Muy buen album, en el que el grupo se sacude el punk de los primeros, notándose el cambnio de Weller. Pero molan más los primeros

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Good shit. Slaps. Great 70s rock

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Wow this was good and fun. I couldn’t define Mod, but this is that. I like it.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

Bri-ish innit

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Álbum muito bom, banda desmerecidamente desconhecida.

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Good, but not very passionate.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Buenos acordes. Muy british

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Listening to this album made me listen to "decent days and nights" by futureheads for the first time in 15 years. Love that song. Love the sound..... all started by The Jam

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

Ace

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

Solid.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

Up-tempo rock 'n roll

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Wed May 05 2021
4

All Mod Cons plays like an update of the early Who with a side of early Kinks for the punk era, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. The music here is stripped down to the essentials, like the cover photo of the album. The arrangements are highly specific and well thought out, without any extra fillagree. It's mostly guitar, bass and drums, with the occasional keyboard part. The band is super tight. The overall effect is like an army made bed--you could bounce a quarter off of it. So much so that when the band incorporates field recordings of the subway or the beach into the music, it's a bit jarring. Still, songwriter Paul Weller manages to work an impressive variety of grooves and moods into these songs. The level of craft here is so high and the arrangements and performances so careful, that it almost feels wrong to call this punk. It feels more like classic rock with the energy of punk. I guess the other think that makes it punk is the lyrical content. I was only half paying attention, but it struck me that the songs were mostly about the sort of alienation and anger that was common in late 70s Britain. Anyway, even if this isn't my thing personally, I have to give credit where credit is due. 4/5

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

This is the music my dad grew up on, OG English punk. Down In The Tubestation At Midnight is a nostalgic tune for me cos dad played it and would sing it when I was a kid. 4/5

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Sun Jul 04 2021
4

Good album, I hadn't ever really listened to them before. Favorite song- English Rose

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

All Mod Cons - 6 To Be Someone - 7 Mr. Clean - 7 David Watts - 7 English Rose - 8 In The Crowd - 8 Billy Hunt - 7 It's Too Bad - 7.5 Fly - 6 The Place I Love - 8 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street - 8 Down In the Tube Station At Midnight - 8

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

The Jam can make any phrase into a great pop song.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

Ya shits slaps

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Sat May 15 2021
4

Didn't know them before. I have very much been missing out.

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Gefälliger pop/rock hybrid, mit interessanten Soundeffekten und einer top Stimme.

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Mon May 31 2021
4

David Watts - English Rose - Guitar Balad When I heard this album, I immediately wanted all of their albums.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

You can’t not enjoy Paul weller

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

2nd listen. Great stuff

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Fri Aug 06 2021
4

Io qua vado di impulso ma alla fine a me sto disco mi ha stupito positivamente. Suona a modo suo punk e alcuni pezzi come David Watts me li risentirò spesso. È un 3 molto abbondate che mi sento di premiare con il 4.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
4

Classic British punk/new wave/mod. Arguably their best album. Best Tracks: All Mod Cons, Billy Hunt, Down In A Tube Station (At Midnight)

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

No hot takes here. It's pretty good. I definitely don't feel like I wasted time listening to it.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
4

Getting the obvious out of the way, this album is like London Calling's older cousin. For all the similarities that may come from the both of them, The Jam jogged and paved the way so that The Clash could run full sprint. The music is high energy like most punk, but the production is pretty clean so that you get the full effect of all the instruments, especially that groovy bass. I know some punk fans prefer dirtier and unpolished sounds, but you can't deny that the production on this makes it a GREAT sounding record. It's not constantly in your face either, the band knows when to sit back and let certain sections breathe and play out (English Rose, In The Crowd). It holds up as some of the best punk to come out of 70's Britain, but unfortunately it will always have to live in the shadow of London Calling. Favorite Song: Down In The Tube Station At Midnight Least Favorite Song: Mr. Clean

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

The Jam is a band I had heard spoken of as an influence many, many times but had never listed to. I enjoyed this record each one of the 3 times I listened to it. I found it interesting to hear just a little bit of punk sensibilities as punk was winding down. I felt a softening of the sharp edges of that punk scene. I also heard it's later resurgence that would be played by Green Day and Blink 182. I'm glad I spent some time with it, but it's not really my jam (sorry). While I enjoyed it for a day, it will not have a place in my regular playlist.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

A bit of a dip in the middle but sandwiched by classics.

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Sat Oct 02 2021
4

I've only listened to The Jam's Greatest Hits and frankly I'm surprised we're listening to this album instead of whatever album Town Called Malice is on. I will be equally surprised if we eventually listen to more than one album by The Jam. (Side note: My husband said he knew of this album before he knew what "all mod cons" means and he thought it was something much cooler than it actually is.) I only recognize a couple of these but this is a fun album. The bass and the drums stand out a lot to me in an interesting way. Favorite songs: the cover of The Kinks' David Watts (oooooh, when do we get to listen to The Kinks?), Billy Hunt, Fly, The Place I Love, and Down in the Tube Station at Midnight.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

I don’t really have a clue what “All Mod Cons” means. Modified Converse Chuck Taylors? Stylish conservatives? I gotta get hip with this Brit street slang, bruv. Anywho, I liked this! Makes me think of like a cuddlier version of The Clash or something. Which isn’t something I thought I wanted, but maybe - just maybe - is something I needed.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Love Paul Weller, but had never heard his early stuff. Classic.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

Went in with low expectations. Only knew them by "Town Called Malice." This album is the one that led the mod revivalist subculture that competed with punks and other fashion nuts. It's mostly a punk album but heavily inspired by Kinks and The Who. Album starts out weak but really picks up in the 3rd song. You can hear the Tommy influences in "Mr Clean" and "David Watts." The next song "English Rose" is a nice soft track that grows on me with each listen. The next track "In the Crowd" is probably my favorite. It's catchy and melodic and lots of fun from start to finish. Love the talking instruments and the psychedelic 2nd half. Two more lighter catchy songs then things tone down slightly but they're all great tracks that flow super well. Looking back on it, the only tracks I didn't like were the first two.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

Getting hints of The Cure and The Smiths...which is unsurprising.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
4

Not one bad song on this album, very reminiscent of the Clash

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Sat Nov 27 2021
4

Weller writes some decent songs in the tradition of The Who and The Kinks in a modern mod /new wave mood delivering a quality album which builds to the masterful Down in the Tube Station at Midnight.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
4

Best balanced album by the Jam - gets better with every listen so far. On the lines of London calling by the clash

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Sat Dec 11 2021
4

It has character

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

I have listened to plenty of The Jam but weirdly enough not many of the actual albums, although I am familiar with and have heard this album before

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Really fun, really spunky, solid bass.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Rad

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Sat Dec 18 2021
4

Lots of Beatles and Who lifts, actually pretty good, would listen again

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

I had no clue what this was going to be, but I was pleasantly surprised. That's always the best case scenario when going through this generator. It's a short, but sweet record full of fun rock/pop tunes. I'm still not quite sure what "Mod" means, but I dig it! I'll definitely revisit this one.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

3.5/5. Some definite bangers and cool ideas, but kinda underwhelming

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Fri Dec 31 2021
4

Almost like The Who meets the Kinks with a touch of new wave.

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Sun Jan 02 2022
4

Great album!

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

Not bad

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

Love a bit of jam!

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Sat Jan 15 2022
4

Very ahead of it’s time.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Enjoyed it

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

This has actually been on my to-listen list for a while. Carrie Brownstein, guitarist and singer of Sleater-Kinney (and a hero of mine) cites this album as the gateway to her punk and alternative music fandom. Needless to say, my curiosity was piqued; if Portlandia girl states that something was influential to her, you best believe I'd be checking it out faster than you can say "Put a bird on it". Recommendation aside, it does feel ingratiating to know that you share the same tastes as your musical idols (I knew we'd totally be friends!). The songs are simple, upbeat, punchy and sung with attitude. Much like the Ramones...BUT! They are more dynamic than those Stalwarts of '77. 'English Rose' features soft guitar plucks and gentle ambient wave sounds, while a usually vitriolic singer has a rare moment of tenderness. Meanwhile, the more typical Jams songs feature jangly, distorted guitars that are equal parts The Who and The Sex Pistols. Considering that fact that the members share instrument duties, one can't help but be impressed with the level of proficiency on display; one that isn't self serving, but only aids in the art of songcraft. Tracks like In The Crowd are not afraid to feature guitar solos, but not in a way that compromises the straightforwardness that is synonymous with the punk credo. I definitely enjoyed this, enough to have this on semi-regular rotation. Thank you, Ms Brownstein<3

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

I liked

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

More depth and dynamic than I would have given them credit for.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

The crosspoint between the Beatles, power pop and punk. Angry but righteous. English Rose is still rubbish, though.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

I was quite impressed with this record, and the combination of the good parts of Britpop with post-punk sounds and a diverse array of sonic effects. It's not obviously perfect, but it does play precisely to my biases and I want to hear the rest of the band's output, stat.

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Sat Feb 26 2022
4

No real stand out tracks, unfortunately, but this thing was fun and super catchy, and I loved getting a glimpse into a subculture I know nothing about.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

Great album even to a casual The Jam fan like myself. While never a stalwart fan of Weller, I can see the appeal of this album and the perfect blend of punk, new wave and sixties mod aesthetics. Give or take the rest of the album it is worth just for Down in the Tube Station at Midnight which to me is the best Jam song and worth listening to the album to get to.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

It was really new way of rock for me. I had to read about mod subculture and stuff, it is really interesting part of rock history. David Watts is great but as I read it is a cover. The other songs are only 3 or 4 stars for me. I give it a four.

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

I'd never heard a lick of this band before, although the name was familiar. The sound is halfway between The Police and XTC, with some excellent and innovative guitar and bass. But the real star is Paul Weller's voice and insightful lyrics.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

pretty damned good.

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

“All Mod Cons firmly established Paul Weller (and the Jam) as a major talent (and band).”

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Sun Mar 20 2022
4

In the USA they're known as The Jelly. What's the difference between jam and jelly? Well, I can't jelly my cock up your ass...

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

Great 70s Brit-Rock Pop

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

Really great

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

Oh man. I love this. I have to listen to their entire library now. amazing.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

Really enjoyed this album and will be listening to more by The Jam soon. Edge of 5.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

This is a jam… album

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

Cheelin b

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Fun but doesn't really get my attention

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Tue May 03 2022
4

All these songs are fun and catchy!

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

This is surprisingly good

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Mon May 09 2022
4

Man I love British post-punk. This is great

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Mon May 09 2022
4

You can hear the precursor to what The Clash would later perfect. Jam is the operative word as these dudes are jamming and making excellent late-70s rock n roll. Punk infused but lacking the authentic attitude.

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Tue May 10 2022
4

Pretty good album, starting to really enjoy the Jam

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Wed May 11 2022
4

I remember not being super into this when I first listened a few months ago but errrrr it's pretty damn great actually

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Thu May 12 2022
4

The Jam is one of my favourite bands from this time. A stellar album, though I prefer Sound Effects.

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Tue May 17 2022
4

Some cracking tunes on this album, thought it is not up there with their best (Setting Sons onwards) due to a couple of duds. Top tunes - A-Bomb, and Down in the Tube Station. Great cover of David Watts too.

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Thu May 26 2022
4

catchy R.E.M. vibes and gruffer vocals. an unusually modern sound. one of the few albums on this list that could actually be longer

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

Another in the list of "Great early album by a band that went on to be a bit cringe" New-wave/punky short tunes that nip along without sacrificing musicality.

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Thu Jun 02 2022
4

I wish I liked the Jam more, I unfairly have an issue with Wellers estuary accent. The album is solid though... little to actually dislike. Much like Sound Affects there some strong songs. Think I prefer this one. 3.75 rounded up to 4.

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Sat Jun 04 2022
4

Solid album, but maybe a little too straightforward for me to give 5 stars.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

Another band I've always liked but it occurs to me I've never listened to their albums. I've listened to more Style Council albums it turns out. Not really a fan of any of Weller's solo work. First impressions are that this is nowhere near as immediate, or spiky as I would expect from The Jam. So will it reveal itself from repeated listens, maybe so. After the first 3 fairly nondescript tracks, the following three are terrific, I'm really settling into this, In The Crowd a brilliant closer to side 1. The lyrics are predictably interesting. Musically not much arrests me on side B until the big single that sends us home. Probably a grower.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
4

It's the Jam, what more can I say?

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

I listen to it several times and it never really grab me but I can understand and hear the talent and it’s musical influence

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

This is a band I had overlooked earlier in my music listening. I have really been enjoying recently.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
4

22nd June 2022 Listened on the Thursday as I’m still in bed all day with illness. Gave me a new appreciation for the Jam. The drumming is perfection and some of the songs are slinky and soft which you wouldn’t traditionally associate with them.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

Bastante chulos. Punk rock (suave), mod revival,new wave. 4

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

Another seemingly generic Brit-pop-rock album, but these guys had some great melodies on here. A handful of tracks I'll enjoy returning to. Again though, there are so many bands like this on the list that I've never heard of, how deep does this well go? Anyhow, I'm feeling kind today and calling this one solid. Easy to listen to, that's for sure. Favorite tracks: Down in the Tube Station at Midnight, English Rose, The Place I Love, Mr. Clean. Album art: Three boring looking chaps, sitting in a room. I like the guy standing in a white suit, at first glance I thought he was a doctor about to give me some terrible news. 4/5

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Thu Jul 07 2022
4

Quite enjoyed the album tbh. I felt kinda eh around the first half of the record, cause even though I love Britpop and its sound, the first few track didn't quite do it for me. But the second half was hit after hit, loved so many of those melodies. Favourite songs are To Be Someone, English Rose, In The Crowd, Billy Hunt, It's Too Bad, The Place I Love (fav), 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street (fav), and Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (fav). Never heard of these guys before, but I am looking forward to hearing more from them cause they are sick!

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

UK rock, 80s sounding, 2-3 bangerz

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

DIDN'T WE HAVE A NICE TIME

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

4, very jam like

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Sat Jul 23 2022
4

4.5/5. This is some really great stuff, the working class are the only people that have made good music from Britain #hottake

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Sun Jul 24 2022
4

The Jam borrows lightly from punk and introduces interesting melodies and tempos to some of their songs along side with tried and true melodies and lyrics of the era, making this an enjoyable and interesting album, bridging the gap between the 70s and 80s music scene. Thoroughly enjoyable, if you find yourself not bobbing, air drumming or faux guitar playing along with each track then I suggest you check your pulse because you clearly are returned from the dead here only to eat brains and have somehow gotten a pair of headphones stuck on to your head while this album was playing, I assume it probably happened while munching on someone with good taste for music, probably why you found their brain so tasty.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Not quite five stars on this but pretty close. Becoming a big fan of Paul Weller as a result of this list.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Very surprised by how much I enjoyed this.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

-"To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)" has a nice strong, catchy chorus that was giving me Cheap Trick vibes -They like writing songs with people's names, like "Mr. Clean," "David Watts," and "Billy Hunt" -"Billy Hunt" is quite catchy, probably because they say "Billy Hunt" about 1000 times. Also the end jame with the drums going is fun -Bass-groovy bridge in "It's Too Bad" is fun -"'A' Bomb in Wardour Street" has some nice distorted guitar and is a nice jam -"Down In A Tube Station At Midnight" is giving me punk vibes and it also has some sweet bass riffs backed up by flying high hats -Overall very nice rock album. A bunch of short, strong tracks

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Sat Jul 30 2022
4

Classic

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

Really liked this album and look forward to listening to it again.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

Enjoyed listening to it all the way through.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

It's the Jam.. It's going to be good. Though this one is not one of favorites, I like Sound Effects and the Gift a bit more. The problem is when I listen to this album I think as good as this the Clash perfected this sound so much better.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Liked this quite a bit and want to hear more from them. Feels like a softer more laid back punk. Favorite: David Watts

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Really cool album. I thought the guitar work in particular was really cool.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Not necessarily the Jam but definitely a decent jam

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Not my favourite album by The Jam. But still a pretty damned good album.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

I very much enjoy this band & album

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: To be someone, Billy hunt

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

Good British rock n roll, would listen again. English rose my favourite song

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Assured

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

good album and vibes

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

Just some all round great punk-rock. A British classic! Favourite: Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

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Mon Oct 10 2022
4

Ahh I love this album. Aggressive yet extremely melodic (and very British) songs - has an early Police meets angry early Who vibe and I just love the mix. The bass fits in so perfectly (Elvis Costello-ish) and Bruce Foxton's playing propels so many of these songs, it might be my favourite individual aspect of this album. Sound Affects is their most-lauded album and it's good but this is my favourite Jam album from top to bottom - no filler. 8/10 4 strong stars.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

Slumped my shoulders when I got this album. The other one was mediocre at best and I wasn't looking forward to the struggle. This was way better. I listened to it twice to be sure, and yep - still fun. Best track: To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time)

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Cool album, upbeat and fairly interesting. Definitely ahead of their time, and appeals to alternative/indie/punk fans.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

If The Police were good

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

I had listened to this before, however its the only album by The Jam I've listened to in full. I enjoy it and think the songwriting is very solid, it's not one I listen to very often though.

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Sun Nov 20 2022
4

крутая обложка, вроде приятненький небольшой альбомчик

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Stand-outs: "To Be Someone...," "English Rose," "It's Too Bad"

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Sun Sep 27 2020
3

Pretty cool, like early punk and singer sounded a bit like a cleaner Lemmy

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Thu Sep 17 2020
3

3.5/5

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

1978. Key Songs: Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, It's Too Bad

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Fri May 14 2021
3

I enjoyed this a little more than the previous Jam album, but still very "eh" overall. I enjoyed the more lively performance on this record. Favorite tracks: "David Watt", "Billy Hunt", "In the Crowd"

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Not to bad 3

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Thu Oct 01 2020
3

Solid but nothing amazing

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Mon Nov 09 2020
3

A solid 3

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Mon Nov 09 2020
3

This one sounds more 80s than '78. The beginning of Mr. Clean is kinda rocking, but otherwise the rest of the album is just alright.

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Thu Nov 05 2020
3

decent.

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Wed Dec 02 2020
3

Very punk influenced

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Mon Mar 01 2021
3

This album has a fun sound to it, with some nice harmonies. Ultimately it leaves me feeling a bit flat. Like I feel like I should be more into it, but I'm not. It's not bad, it's just okay 3/5

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