IDLE JETS - Atomic Fireball

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An amazing display of highly accessible power pop and one of the more consistent collections gathered on CD in the 90s.

"4 1/2 stars. For a debut album, Idle Jets' Atomic Fireball is a remarkably accomplished piece of crisp and clean power pop. The first track, "Genius of the Obvious," is a perfect example of perfect, melt away pop -- complete with cascading riffs and smooth harmonizing. That's just the tip of the iceberg, though; the acoustic swagger of "Mallory," complete with hand claps, and the smooth '80s-sounding power ballad "Umbrellas in the Rain" are also amongst the disc's highlights. For the more revved-up numbers, the band occasionally shows their Nashville roots; both the title track and "Lady Satellite" feature a kind of bluesy, George Thorogood-like vibe. For a debut, "Atomic Fireball" is absolutely excellent, and a very worthy contribution to the Not Lame family of artists."-AMG