Get Born

 
Hip garage band pays homage to great '70s bands.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

They occasionally objectify women, but nothing heavy. Lots of "we young rock Gods are going to make it big" stuff.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Nothing too overt. There is some typical, rock guy swagger and a mention or two about taking a girl home. But worry not. Jet alone won?t inspire kids all over America to have reckless sex.

Language

One song is called "Cold Hard Bitch". That?s about it for the whole record, outside of a mention of talking s*** in "Get Me Outta Here."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

"Get Me Outta Here" makes a reference to drinking all night. That?s about it.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they shouldn't let this group's semi-grubby look fool them. It's true that Jet is interested in projecting a down-and-dirty rock vibe, but not by being obscene or going overboard. They like women and bars -- pretty standard young rock guy stuff. But it's not too overt, and certainly not as bad as some of their pop-rock contemporaries.

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What's the story?

On GET BORN, Jet does a great job of revisiting basic '70s guitar rock, being influenced by the likes of the Exile on Main Street era Rolling Stones, the Kinks, AC/DC, and even a dab of late-era Beatles. The structure is simple but not simplistic -- meaning that they count to four like most garage rockers, but can occasionally surprise you with a structural change. A few songs, like \"Rollover D.J.,\" grind the old-familiar riff, but others flower with overlaying guitar and building dynamics, especially in the slower songs. You can almost hear \"Wild Horses\" on \"Move On,\" with its country-blues acoustic guitar and well-placed slide guitar.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Jet is seeped in real rock music, but doesn't go over-the-top in subject matter or lyrics. The lyrics have meat without trying to do too much, and the production is basic but right there in your face throughout the whole record. It's good the first time, and gets a bit better with every listen, though no one will confuse them with Led Zeppelin -- or even their fellow Australians in AC/DC. The band's goal is to balance rock cred with MTV compatibility, so as to draw in your 14-year-old's allowance money.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of really good rock music. Does this CD serve as inspiration to check out the real rock classics of the '70s?

Music details

Artist:Jet
Release date:October 7, 2003
Label:Elektra
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byForknose April 9, 2008
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Rock

Nice Rock 'n' Roll. About as good as the Strokes or Yeah Yeah Yeahs, better then White Stripes. I enjoy the album.
Teen, 16 years old Written byiluvcraign April 9, 2008
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great cd

the whole cd was great and when i first bought it for their hits "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" and "Cold Hard B---h" but once i bought it and listened to all the songs i found out how talented jet is at singing ballads and i was very impressed by the bands' singing talent.
Teen, 16 years old Written byjdunmer1018 April 9, 2008
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One of my favorite CDs

Easily one of the best cds i've ever listened to, ranking with Winning Days, Meteora, Hybrid Theory, and even Led Zeppelin II. It has the same classic garage band vibe as The Vines, The Hives, and The Strokes, and it succeeds in using this to its advantage. Overall it's AWESOME. And dont be worried about any of the swearwords.

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