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A British alternative rock outfit from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire, Jesus Jones' kinetic mix of samples, pop, dance, and techno resulted in one huge international hit single, "Right Here, Right Now." Known for their strong melodies and hooks, and for meshing club overtones with traditional rock guitar, the group, alongside contemporaries like EMF, the Shamen, and Pop Will Eat Itself, helped shape the '90s alternative rock scene by showing that sample-driven dance music could comfortably fit into pop music. While their popularity faded in the early 2000s, they continued to perform and record, albeit sporadically, with their sixth studio long-player, Passages, arriving in 2018 after a lengthy hiatus. Founded in 1988 by frontman Mike Edwards, Jerry De Borg, Al Doughty, Iain Baker, and Gen (Simon Matthews), the band received a considerable amount of buzz with the release of their debut album Liquidizer in 1989, which featured fan favorites like "Info Freako" and "Never Enough." Doubt, their 1991 sophomore effort, launched them into the stratosphere via the end of the Cold War-inspired mega-hit "Right Here, Right Now," which was subsequently licensed for numerous promotional and advertising campaigns around the globe. Deciding to make it their mission to make techno palatable for the pop masses, Edwards and company recorded the group's follow-up album, 1993's Perverse, which included the hit "The Devil You Know," almost entirely on computer. 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. Three years later the band released the Culture Vulture EP, but with the exception of a handful of live digital-only offerings, and a couple of compilations, it would be their last studio outing for over a decade. They returned in 2018 (minus Arthy, who was replaced with Simon "Gen" Matthews) with their sixth effort, Passages, which featured the fiery single "Suck It Up." The album was crowd-funded in an effort to closely involve fans with the writing and recording process. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  2.   Right Here, Right Now
  3.   Real Real Real
  4.   Right Here, Right Now
  5.   International Bright Young Thing
  6.   Get a Good Thing
  7.   Set the Scene
  8.   One for the Money
  9.   Are You Satisfied
  10.   Message
  11.   Ibyt
  12.   Don't Believe It
  13.   Move Mountains
  14.   One Day at a Time
  15.   How's This Even Going Down?
  16.   Chemistry
  17.   Fall
  18.   So Welcome
  19.   ODAAT
  20.   Rounding Out
  21.   Grateful
  22.   Suck It Up
  23.   Where Are All the Dreams?
  24.   It's The Winning That Counts
  25.   Norman
  26.   Metal House
  27.   Meteor Boy
  28.   As Good as It Gets
  29.   Saviour
  30.   Metambient
  31.   The a Team
  32.   Chemical Number One
  33.   Zeros and Ones
  34.   Beat It Down
  35.   Enough- Never Enough
  36.   Come on Home
  37.   In the Face of All This
  38.   Nowhere Slow
  39.   To Get There
  40.   Getaway Car
  41.   Asleep on the Motorway
  42.   Stranger
  43.   Half Up the Hill
  44.   Barry D. Next to Cleanliness
  45.   Cut and Dried
  46.   Starting From Scratch
  47.   Caricature
  48.   Maryland
  49.   Dead Peoples Lives
  50.   Blissed
  51.   Stripped
  52.   Two and Two
  53.   Welcome Back Victoria
  54.   Nothing to Hold Me
  55.   I'm Burning
  56.   Who? Where? Why?
  57.   Trust Me
  58.   Together
  59.   Addiction, Obsession & Me
  60.   For a Moment
  61.   They're Out There
  62.   Motion
  63.   Chemical #1
  64.   Wishing It Away
  65.   Rails
  66.   Top of the World
  67.   Look Out Tomorrow
  68.   The Next Big Thing
  69.   Machine Drug
  70.   Idiot Stare
  71.   The Right Decision
  72.   Yellow Brown
  73.   The Devil You Know
  74.   Zeroes and Ones
  75.   Broken Bones
  76.   Someone to Blame
  77.   What Would You Know?
  78.   Bring It on Down
  79.   Info Freako
  80.   Song 13
  81.   What's Going On
  82.   All the Answers
  83.   Never Enough
  84.   Spiral
  85.   HTEGD 2004
  86.   None of the Answers
  87.   Kill Today
  88.   Magazine
  89.   Every Little Bit
  90.   The Real World
  91.   Rounding Out the Square Holes
  92.   Wet December
  93.   IBYT 12" (International Bright Young Thing)
  94.   Burning Up for You
  95.   Freaky People
  96.   Rocket Ships
  97.   Info Sicko
  98.   The Princess of My Heart
  99.   Hello Neon!
  100.   February
  101.   Run on Empty
  102.   Tongue Tied
  103.   Your Crusade
  104.   Cartoon Creature
  105.   The Rocket Ships of la Jolla
  106.   Miss Universe
  107.   Time of Our Own
  108.   No More Roads
  109.   Too Much to Learn
  110.   Friend
  111.   From Love to War
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