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Turin Brakes: Olly Knight, Gale Paridjanian.

On JACKINABOX, it sounds as if London-based urban-folk duo Turin Brakes have moved permanently to the California coast. From the top-down, wind-in-the-hair ride of the opener "They Can't Buy the Sunshine" to the Crosby, Stills, & Nash melodicism of "Forever" and the avant-country groove of "Asleep With the Fireflies," this album is clearly rooted in the blissed-out aesthetic of late-'60s/early-'70s Los Angeles. However, Turin Brakes's native influences haven't left them entirely; Belle and Sebastian are lurking in the wings of much of JACKINABOX, and the punchy pop of "Over and Over" is pure Britpop songcraft filtered through the lazy, sun-baked vibe of the beach instead of the pub or the dancefloor.

What the critics say...

Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 - "From mellifluous acoustics and funk-jazz via pop anthems and bossa nova, this is a freewheeling, feel-good record."
Magnet (p.112) - "The less-is-more approach suits them, as their gorgeous songs need no embellishment."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[They] have taken a sonic quantum leap with JACKINABOX, crafting a fresh egg-warm and mohair-soft nest for their luscious melodies."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. They Can't Buy The Sunshine
  2. Red Moon
  3. Forever
  4. Asleep With The Fireflies
  5. Fishing For A Dream
  6. Road To Nowhere
  7. Over And Over
  8. Last Clown
  9. Above The Clouds
  10. Building Wraps Around Me
  11. Jackinabox
  12. Come And Go
Release date Australia
June 9th, 2005
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