The Jam   In The City
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Ranking: #30 for 1977

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3.5 greatcommonist | October 11th 18

70/100. Rough and raw, The Jam's debut album is an electrifying joyride, even if it is at times unpolished and underdeveloped. While I prefer the maturity of their later work, this is still a great album that reveals the potential of the band to come.

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4.5 superbclercqie | May 12th 11

The first album of mod legends The Jam. Here, you hear the trio in their rawest form, as the album was recorded during the '77 punk era. Just listening to the 1-2-3-4 intro of 'Art School', you know you're in for a hell of a ride. Each track comes at you at a blistering speed; the lyrics are fun but also intelligent. Top tracks include the title track, 'Art School', 'I've Changed My Address', the Batman-tune (which they did as a hommage to The Who), and just about everything else. The only thing that makes album not as good as their third 'All Mod Cons' is that the songs are not so coherent on this record at times. But don't let this fact fool you that this doesn't deserve the five-out-of-five threatment, as punk music rarely comes better than this.

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