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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jealousy Curve - Life As An Addict

It's Friday - and I'm going back in the archives to find a suggestion from follower Digger in Jealousy Curve. Now, what I find odd this morning is I know I've heard of this band before - but finding them on the internet is like finding Carmen Sandiego. They don't even have a Wikipedia page? Are you kidding? It sounds like these guys grew up together and started playing music in high school. They were friends, yet they seemed to have reported issues with each other even before the band started playing. They thought getting everyone together and laying down some tasty tracks could squash and beefs between members. They were getting a great local following in the Philadelphia area, and were beginning to play some of the best regional venues around - without having dropped an album. It wasn't until January of 2005 that this album came out - completely on the bands own dime. They self recorded, produced, marketing and distributed this album. It was the bands total "do-it-yourself" attitude that made them such a hit with the fans. Two of the tracks on this album were picked up by 'Cruel Intentions 3' and the band started to really take off on a national level. There is no doubt this album is full of questions about life and what it all means. It's a very reflective record which I think the writers is intending some sort of contemplation about it all. Not just life, but just a sit back and think about what everything means. Because of that, it's got this very melodic feel to it, and the very smooth vocals are really great to listen to. It's like a hard rock/alt rock type band meets this angelic type male voice - and it really works. Combine that with the message I took away from it - and you've got a nice little diddy. I don't have anything really to comment in the negative of this record. It really struck me as a well done album today. I hope they keep making music, I'd love to hear more.

1. Bruise
2. Selfish Thing
3. Useless
4. The World Is You
5. Misery/Love
6. Appreciated
7. Lazy Days
8. Gravity (I've Waited Long Enough)
9. Day in the Sun
10. Letter to the Lonely

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Bruise
2. Appreciated
3. The World Is You

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. Thanks for the kind review. I found your blog via Google. We made two other albums after LAAA, releasing an EP in 2007, and our last full length Marionettes! in 2010. Please check them out if you get a chance. Sadly, we played our farewell show in May 2010, but hopefully we'll do a reunion show in 2012. Three of us have been playing with our first band Placid Admiral, which we started when we were 14 years old. New music coming.

    Thanks again,

    Steven (Jealousy Curve)

    P.S. I believe some fans created a Wikipedia page for us but we were deemed not notable enough and it was deleted.

  2. Wow, thanks so much for commenting Steven!

    I'll be certain to check out your other releases in the near future! If I enjoyed them as much as LAAA - it should make for some really solid listening.

    I'll be sure to check out some Placid Admiral also. And be on the lookout for the new drop.

    I'll be on the team that hopes you get that Wiki page back up! It's a great way to get information about your favorite bands.

    Take care!