Appeared: March 28, 2008 at http://blog.soundcheckmagazine.com
If your music collection is mainly comprised of artists you discovered by watching Vh1 and episodes of One Tree Hill, then Jets Under Fire’s Kingdoms will fit nicely between Keane and The Fray in your CD case. If you don’t consider Coldplay one of the greatest bands in the world, though, Kingdoms’ piano-driven rock will seem lacking. While it is well crafted, it lacks the experimentation, emotion and sincerity that make innovative music so appealing in the first place. If you’re one of these listeners, this CD won’t do much but take up valuable space on your ipod.
This critique doesn’t negate a simple fact, though: Jets Under Fire will be huge if the WB ever get its hands on a copy.
By SJ Brown