May 21, 2024

Jupe Jupe – Midnight Waits For No One (Album – No-Count Records)

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Genre/Influences: Indie-Pop, Pop-Rock, Wave-Pop.

Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.

Background/Info: American formation Jupe Jupe has been active since 2010 and this year unleashed their sixth full-length album to date. This is the first work which has been released by a label.  

Content: Jupe Jupe holds on their familiar sound ingredients and influences; the songs remain driven by a blend of Indie-Pop and Pop-Rock with extra 80s Wave elements on top. They now and then remind me of The Style Council but globally speaking this album reveals a very personal approach in sound. The saxophone play injects a warm touch to the production.

+ + + : Compared to their previous works this album reveals a serious improvement in song writing and production. The opus is progressively growing revealing its best part at “Open Door”, “Perfect Day To Die” and “Horroshow”. The main strength of these songs is the catchy, elevating chorus.

– – – : I’m a bit skeptical about the opening cuts leaving me rather unmoved. So you have to be patient to discover the true potential of the work.

Conclusion: Definitely the best album I’ve heard from Jupe Jupe and which will catch the attention of a wider audience.

Best songs: “Horrorshow”, “Open Door”, “Perfect Day To Die”, “Secondhand Star”.

Rate: 7.

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