Listen to the new remix album from August Burns Red!
Listen to the new remix album from August Burns Red!

JFH Staff Review




4th Avenue Jones
Stereo: The Evolution Of HipRockSoul



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 13 tracks: 44 minutes, 17 seconds
Street Date: March 29, 2005


4th Avenue Jones may be a new act to the Christian market, but is anything but new to music. Their 2000 independently released debut record No Plan B garnered significant mainstream attention which lead to the chance for the band to share the stage with such heavyweights as Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray, The Roots, Black Eyed Peas, and even James Brown. Their Gotee Records debut Stereo: The Evolution Of HipRockSoul is a layered, soulful, and innovative exploration of a style the band likes to call "hiprocksoul."

It's common for artists to find solace in a popular sound and trend to secure a space in the spotlight or a slot in regular radio rotation. 4th Avenue Jones makes no bones about trying to think outside of the proverbial box. Developing their signature sound of "hiprocksoul" throughout Stereo, makes this project a unique and delectable treat. From the opening static and frequent interludes that carry a theme of reflecting on the evolution of music, to the funk-drenched R&B cuts, 4th Avenue keeps the record fresh, quirky, and diverse.

Thematically, Stereo is just as diverse as it is stylistically. From the fun love song for a stereo in the title track to the more serious reflections on forgiveness in "Unhappy Birthday" and "Sorry," to the prayerfully written cry to God in "Take Me Away," Stereo has a little something for everyone. And it's treats like "Caesar" that showcase the band's flavorful innovations, incorportating frontman Ahmad Jones' freestyling talents with some backup from his five-piece band. The only minor drawbacks to the album are the interludes that precede each track grow old pretty fast, and you'll find yourself skipping over them before too long.

Stereo: The Evolution Of HipRockSoul possesses a winning stylistic blend that helps make 4th Avenue Jones' Gotee debut one of the best albums of the year so far. If you're a fan of Grits, Earthsuit, or music that dares to venture out and take risks, you'd do your stereo system a favor by gracing it with the savory sounds of 4th Avenue Jones.

- Review date: 3/27/05, written by John DiBiase

 

No CD

Buy This CD Online


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Gotee Records
. Album length: 13 tracks, 44 minutes and 17 seconds
. Street Date: March 29, 2005
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Jenny
  2. Stereo
  3. Fabulous Dramatics
  4. Unhappy Birthday
  5. Overloaded
  6. Take Me Away
  7. Sorry
  8. Monumental Continental
  9. Who's Watching Me?
  10. Caesar
  11. Why
  12. Rush
  13. It's Over Now
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

Music News Headlines


.Sibling Trio Scarlet Fade Releases New Music Video Today
  Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:25:00 EST
.Switch Holds #1 Spot for 8 Straight Weeks
  Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:25:00 EST
.Lauren Talley Stirs Wonder and Awe of God with Two New Albums
  Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:15:00 EST
.DRAUCKER Makes Sibling Rivalry Rock with Debut EP
  Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:10:00 EST
.Skillet Announces Co-Headlining Victorious Sky Tour with Alter Bridge
  Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:30:00 EST
.MARK209 Releases New Music Video
  Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:10:00 EST

.CLICK HERE for all of the News!

           
Listen to the new remix album from August Burns Red!

Search JFH



Music Out This Week

This Friday, June 28
For All Seasons Life In Your Love - Single [Centricity]
Mark Lee Your Love Will Find Me - Single (independent)


Next Friday, July 5
**No known releases**


For all release dates, click here!
 


New Music Reviews


Listen to the new album from Adam Watts!

New Indie Reviews


New Movie Reviews


Free MP3 Downloads