Danko Jones has always been torchbearers for unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll, and with their latest release, ‘Electric Sounds’, they continue to prove that they’re a force, a major player with in the modern rock scene. This album is a blistering collection of electrifying tracks that showcase the band’s unwavering commitment to their signature sound, while also pushing the boundaries of their musical journey. Danko Jones, John ‘JC’ Calabrese and Rich Knox deliver as expected or this time: even better.
It is a fast album – more speed, more heaviness and more aggression, especially when compared to the predecessor ‘Power Trio’. They definitely pulled up another notch with the 11 songs without any dropouts. Their success will come automatically. It is almost impossible to pick a favourite on this album. Considering the support of their illustrious guests: Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies) on ‘She’s My Baby’, Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) on ‘Get High?’ and guitarist Daniel Dekay (from Canadian thrash legends Exciter) on ‘Electric Sounds’ this is not a surprise.
The ambiguous, sex-innuendo lyrics, an unmistakable voice, no-nonsense guitar riffs and solos as well as groovy bass-lines and the driving drums are the signature of Danko Jones for a long time. And they do not disappoint their wide-spread fan base, from mainstream radio-rock fans to diehard metalheads.
Danko Jones and his partners in musical crime have delivered an album that’s bound to be a classic in the pantheon of modern rock – typical Danko Jones sound and potential to become a real classic. Strap in, turn up the volume, and let this Danko Jones album wash over you.
- Music / Songwriting 10/10
- Vocals / Lyrics 10/10
- Mix / Production 10/10
- Artwork & Packaging 10/10
- Originality 10/10
The untamed energy and joy of playing, the increased speed of the tunes and catchiness of the grooves makes ‘Electric Sounds’ is much more enjoyable than the truly not bad predecessor. With its sheer quality, straightforwardness, and an enormous entertainment factor of each song, this album is a perfect score for every rock-junkie!