Jay-Jay Johanson ‎– Rush

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Rush 3:19
The Last Of The Boys To Know 4:00
Teachers 4:17
Mirror Man 4:22
100.000 Years 4:26
Forbidden Words 5:40
Because Of You 4:22
Another Nite Another Love 4:20
Rock It 5:04
I.O.U. My Love 3:28

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 9 33118 2 2 Jay-Jay Johanson Rush(CD, Album) Virgin 7243 9 33118 2 2 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
00946 338040 2 9 Jay-Jay Johanson Rush(2xCD, Album, Copy Prot., Enh, Ltd) Labels, Virgin 00946 338040 2 9 France 2005 Sell This Version
00946 338040 2 9 Jay-Jay Johanson Rush(2xCD, Ltd, Enh, Album) Virgin 00946 338040 2 9 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
00946 331182 2 5, 0094633118225 Jay-Jay Johanson Rush(CD, Album) Virgin, Labels 00946 331182 2 5, 0094633118225 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
00946 331182 2 5, 0094633118225 Jay-Jay Johanson Rush(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Virgin, Labels 00946 331182 2 5, 0094633118225 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
0946 34574228 Jay-Jay Johanson Rush(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI, Gala Records (5) 0946 34574228 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
CDPRO 4377 Jay-Jay Johanson Rush(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Labels, Virgin CDPRO 4377 Europe 2005 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

October 26, 2011
referencing Rush, 2xCD, Ltd, Enh, Album, 00946 338040 2 9

Jay-Jay Johanson once again immerses his voice in electronics with RUSH, and the title track manages to coax some romance from both. "The Last Of The Boys To Know" dives straight into synth-pop, and yet for all its rhythm, it retains a whisper of sadness by not diving head-first into HI-NRG (that's what "Because of You" is for!). "Teachers" and "Forbidden Words" go full-on disco, and "Mirror Man" lets the beat into the front seat. The Donna Summer-inspired "Rock It" takes a leisurely stroll through the 80s, and "I.O.U. My Love" ends the album on more of a come-on. On the second disc of mostly acoustic demos, Johanson brings his songwriting skills to the fore. Stripped of most of their electronics, Johanson's voice takes center stage. The title track has a simple elegance to it, while "Rock It" brings in a gentle beat that leaves the vocals as the central element. The rhythm is merely a hint in "Another Nite Another Love," with the jangling guitar and piano chords taking the spotlight. Of the two unique tracks, "Time Won't Heal" harkens back to the swooning romanticism and heartbreak of French chanson, while "Ruby Emerald Sapphire Diamond" wouldn't be out of place on the main disc. Another great showing by Johanson.
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November 4, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Rush, CD, Album, 7243 9 33118 2 2

"Rush" is Jay-Jay Johanson's fifth album. Continuing where he left off with "Antenna", the album is positively infectious - evident that his French-pop influences guide him far more these days than the Portishead worship which made him such a well-known (and respected) figurehead in melancholic downtempo music several years back. Again,
Jay-Jay splits the album between morose (yet strangely uptempo) beats and streamlined 80's synthpop melodies, all featuring his trademark soaring vocals.

A supremely sublime elixir of pre-"Violator" Depeche Mode mixed in heavily with the hazy blur so common with many triphop groups, "Rush" is a highly addictive album perfect for that post-party drive home with the passed out girl in the passenger seat whose name you can't quite remember but always has the best cocaine.

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Start with: "Rush", "Mirror Man"