Half Notes: Jamiroquai – Rock Dust Light Star (2010)

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Jason Kay has slowed down the pace of Jamiroquai new album releases, and Rock Dust Light Star was the group’s first since Dynamite five years ago. Nothing has changed much with the music, and since this band has long ago perfected its style of acid-jazz and retro disco, there’s no need to stray off the mission. Rock Dust Light Star does seems to touch on reggae just a bit more and there’s a few Lenny Kravitz-styled rockers like “Hurtin'” and the title cut, but the winning template for shaking bell-bottomed booties remains intact. Though a consistently good record, there’s no home run hitters like “Seven Days in Sunny June” or “Just Another Story.” Nonetheless, this one should please the faithful.

S. Victor Aaron

S. Victor Aaron

S. Victor Aaron is an SQL demon for a Fortune 100 company by day, music opinion-maker at night. His musings are strewn out across the interwebs on jazz.com, AllAboutJazz.com, a football discussion board and some inchoate customer reviews of records from the late 1990s on Amazon under a pseudonym that will never be revealed. E-mail him at svaaron@somethingelsereviews .com or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SVictorAaron
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