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Jesus Jones' murky mix of samples, pop, dance tracks, and techno resulted in one huge international hit single, "Right Here, Right Now" (taken from their second album, Doubt), that pretty much sums up all of the band's virtues -- a strong melody and hook, with a flair for making the dance club overtones mesh with the rock guitar. To hear Jesus Jones' flaws, turn to their first album, which suffered from muddy beats, shapeless melodies, and intrusive samples, all of which also plagued sections of Doubt. But when Doubt worked, as it did on "Right Here, Right Now," "International Bright Young Thing," and "Real, Real, Real," it showed that sample-driven dance club music could comfortably fit into pop music. Based on the platinum success of Doubt, Jesus Jones' leader -- guitarist/vocalist Mike Edwards, who had launched the band in 1988 -- decided it was his mission to make techno palatable for the pop masses and recorded their follow-up album, 1993's Perverse, almost entirely on computer. The result was neither good pop music nor good techno, and Jesus Jones' subsequent fall from the top of the U.S. and U.K. charts was as fast as their rise to the top. After a long layoff, they returned in the summer of 1997 with Already. Initially, the album was only released in the U.K.; it was later released in the U.S. during the spring of 1998. Three years passed before the group returned to form. With new members Alan Doughty (bass) and Tony Arthy (drums), Jesus Jones inked a deal with Koch and issued London in fall 2001. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Jesus Jones

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    16 songs

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    BBC In Concert [26th February 1991]

    11 songs

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    The Remixes

    12 songs

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    London

    12 songs

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    Perverse

    12 songs

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    Already

    5 songs

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    BBC In Concert [19th January 1991]

    53 songs

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    The Collection

    21 songs

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    Doubt

    4 songs

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    Andy Kershaw Session [25th May 1989]

    4 songs

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    Mark Goodier Session [19th December 1992]

    11 songs

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    Doubt [2002 Reissue]

    12 songs

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    Liquidizer

    14 songs

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    Already

    12 songs

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    Liquidizer

    3 songs

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    Real Real Real

    3 songs

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    Right Here Right Now

    2 songs

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    "Right Here, Right Now"

    12 songs

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    Liquidizer [2002 Reissue]

    13 songs

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    Doubt [Japan Bonus Tracks]

    14 songs

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    Perverse [Japan Bonus Tracks]

    12 songs

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    Doubt

    14 songs

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    Liquidizer

    9 songs

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    Doubt

    29 songs

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    Never Enough: The Best of Jesus Jones

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Top Songs by
Jesus Jones

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    Popularity
  2.   Right Here, Right Now
  3.   International Bright Young Thing
  4.   Stranger
  5.   Chemical Number One
  6.   Real Real Real
  7.   Half up the Hill
  8.   February
  9.   The Devil You Know
  10.   IBYT 12" (International Bright Young Thing)
  11.   Rocket Ships
  12.   Ibyt
  13.   Trust Me
  14.   Motion
  15.   Wishing It Away
  16.   Who Where Why (12 Foot Mix)
  17.   Nothing to Hold Me
  18.   The Right Decision
  19.   Message
  20.   Never Enough
  21.   Zeroes and Ones (Aphex Twin Reconstruction No 1 Mix)
  22.   Metambient
  23.   Freaky People
  24.   Move Mountains (Ben Chapman 7'' Mix)
  25.   Zeros and One's
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