released 1999, dohb discs.
Supercar had only just burst onto the fledgling japanese alternative rock scene with their epic debut “Three Out Change” in April of ’98, before almost immediately starting their follow up era with “Sunday People” in September that same year. It wasn’t as punk rock or upbeat as most of the first album’s fare, and seemed to signal a slight shift in direction for the band, one that ultimately defines “Jump Up” from start to finish.
The sounds of crisp, cracking vinyl rest over the entire recording, as if “Jump Up” is some sort of ancient musical relic of a time long past. It might actually be a relic at the time of this writing (nearly 20 years later), because there may never be another album as perfect as this one. “My Girl” and “Love Forever” are timeless odes to romance in its purest form, as well as fantastic single choices. Shoegaze and dream pop connoisseurs will have a field day sinking their teeth into deeper cuts “Wonderful World”, “Skyphone Speaker” and “Talk Talk”, and I promise that by the time this record comes to a close, it will have earned a spot in your heart and library for life.
- Walk slowly ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Sunday people ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Jump ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- My girl ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Wonderful world ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Love forever ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Tonight ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Skyphone speaker ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Low-down (live scene) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Talk talk ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Daydreamer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Must-Listen : My Girl, Love forever, Talk talk, Skyphone speaker
(the midsection is where Jump Up shines, but this is one of my favorite albums of all time, and it was hard not just recommending the entire tracklist.)
Skip : NO
Further Listening : Seven front, Electric sea
(Track down the Sunday People and Love Forever singles for these brilliant B-sides.)
Listen to “Jump Up” below.