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4.4 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
Whitesox7 ,

Mistep

I’ve given the album 10 listens from front to back so far and as a whole I am disappointed. There are some highlights like Jumpstarted, Fred Astaire and Colorful which are very influenced by Queen, but for the the rest of the album it simply falls flat for me. Tommy’s songs are a slog to get through and the track titled boring is simply that, boring. I’ve seen this band 5 times live and they put on a great show and I’ve enjoyed their previous albums greatly. As whole I find the album to be generic, sloppy, without structure and just blending in the saturated pop genre without it’s own style or unique flavor. I was hoping for the album to be more colorful and fresh and life like

D Money 2323 ,

Simply Amazing

You can listen to the entire album without skipping a track; they’ve evolved as a band and are also VERY good live.

Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Ayyyo ,

Cannot Recommend More

I've loved Jukebox the Ghost for quite a few years now, and they continually get better with every album. Off to the Races only showcases how much their sound has grown and matured through the years while still remaining true to who they are as artists, and I cannot say anything negative about this album. They deserve all the recognition in the world for the fact that they have been steadily performing and putting out incredible albums for over 10 years now.

About Jukebox the Ghost

Sporting a quirky, brainy pop sound that took its cues from the likes of Ben Folds, Queen, Fun., and They Might Be Giants, pianist Ben Thornewill, guitarist Tommy Siegel, and drummer Jesse Kristin first came together in 2003 as undergraduate students at George Washington University. Originally operating under a different name, the Sunday Mail, they rebranded themselves Jukebox the Ghost in 2005. Following graduation, they released their debut album, Let Live & Let Ghosts, and relocated to Philadelphia.

Boosted by positive reviews, Jukebox the Ghost began touring in earnest, first as the opening act for one of their biggest influences (Ben Folds) and then alongside some of their pop-minded contemporaries (Tally Hall, Jenny Owen Youngs, Nightmare of You). By early 2010, they’d signed with Yep Roc Records and gone into the studio with producer Peter Katis, known for his work with atmospheric rock bands like Interpol and the National. With Katis adding a darker element to the band’s sound, Jukebox the Ghost released their second album, Everything Under the Sun, in September. That same year, the group celebrated a milestone with an appearance on the David Letterman Show, followed by tours with Barenaked Ladies and Jack's Mannequin before heading back into the studio to record their third full-length, 2012's Safe Travels. In May 2014 the band issued the single "The Great Unknown," which was followed by their eponymous fourth long-player later that fall. The following year saw the band sign with Interscope subsidiary Cherrytree Records and reissue the album, as well release a new single, a cover of the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian" that was recorded with new labelmates Secret Someones. In 2017, the band issued a pair of singles, "Stay the Night" and "Boring," with a third single, "Everybody's Lonely," arriving in February 2018 ahead of the release of full-length Off to the Races, which dropped later that March. ~ Andrew Leahey

ORIGIN
Washington, D.C.
GENRE
Pop
FORMED
2003

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