by: Jesus Jones

Jesus Jones were at the top of the world when they released their rock-techno fusion, Perverse, in 1993. Their second album, Doubt, had been an international success, which was rare for an English band in the early '90s, and they were tipped to be the next big thing. Perverse, however, was a massive bomb, sending the group into limbo. Over the next four years, leader Mike Edwards worked with various new lineups of Jesus Jones recording new material, which was all rejected by the label. In 1997, the band finally got Already approved and released. All that time didn't result in a flawless, polished production -- it resulted in a tired, weary band that couldn't recapture the spark and energy of their early work. Edwards still works the same alternative pop/dance formula, and he occasionally comes up with a good hook, but they never amount to memorable songs, and the performances are too stilted to make Already a respectable comeback. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Please enable Javascript to view this page competely.