Tuesday, June 17, 2008
CD Review: One For Jude - Re Generation
One For Jude – Re Generation
2007, One For Jude
Re Generation is moody, dark and complex Francophone Rock. Parisian trio One For Jude has created a fascinating opus on a twilight aural landscape that is a pleasure for the ears. For some reason listening to Re Generation got me thinking about the first time I heard Radiohead's OK Computer. I do not mean to imply distinct similarities between the bands, but One For Jude certainly displays some of the same ingenuity and creative spark that has always embodied and imbued Radiohead's best work.
Highlights include Et Moi, Coeur Vegetal Russe, L'Incroyable and Dimitri. My English-only readers may write this off because the disc is in French, but that would be a huge mistake. One For Jude is the sort of band that can wipe away the language barrier with their music.
Re Generation is a dark and moving beauty of a record. Do not pass it by.
Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about One For Jude at www.oneforjude.com. You can purchase a copy of Re Generation at www.cdbaby.com/oneforjude.