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Jefferson Airplane



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2 stars Jefferson Airplane is the self-titled eigth full-length studio album by American west coast rock act Jefferson Airplane. A re-union album after 17 years. 17 years where the band members had worked with other bands such as Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna. The stars alligned in 1988-1989 and made it possible for the classic lineup from the sixties ( except drummer Spencer Dryden) to reunite and record this album.

The music is pop/ rock with a blues feel but also a more eighties AOR feel to some of the songs that we havenīt heard from the band before. You could say that theyīve followed the times. The production is also clearly from the late eighties with a high end drum sound and lots of chorus on the drums too. Thereīs an ugly keyboard piano sound that is used a lot too which really doesnīt give the music the warmth it needs. The songs are generally well written but itīs hard not to get the feeling that they are not really that relevant and that this reunion perhaps wasnīt the best idea. The musicianship is of course of high class as usual but I wouldnīt expect less from experienced musicians like these.

Jefferson Airplane is IMO a bit of a dispensable album in Jefferson Airplaneīs discography and I would always advice newcommers to the band to listen to all other albums by the band before this one. Itīs not a bad album but I have no personal interest in it. A 2 star rating is fair. Had the album had a more organic sound it would have helped on my impression.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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