JIMMY EAT WORLD “CHASE THIS LIGHT”
Review originally posted on http://www.myspace.com/disc_connected on 10/21/2007
I've always thought of Jimmy Eat World as a guitar-driven power pop band, albiet with a slight edge, and their new album returns to that genre after a detour through slightly darker territory on their last disc.
Noted producer Butch Vig adds an extra coat of studio gloss on this record that features rockers, catchy choruses and finger-snapping pop numbers you can dance to. The guitar work is sharp, and the vocals, while still bemoaning love lost, add a hopeful tone on some songs such as the title track.
"Chase This Light" should please longtime JEW fans and provide an accessible introduction to new listeners.
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