Jet's Get Born is one of the best rock albums to appear in ages. It's impossible to stay in your seat when listening to the strong, steady beats on this CD. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" has got to be one of the most infectious, rhythmic, foot-stomping singles around, and there's more where that came from.
Get Born also produced the equally rocking "Rollover DJ" and the guitar-laden, screaming "Cold Hard B****". Jet then surprised with a beautiful, Beatles-esque ballad "Look What You've Done", a track I find myself playing over and over. The slower tunes on the CD give the album balance, and give you time to rest from rocking out to the rest of the songs.
Jet pays tribute to a lot of classic influences like Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, and the Rolling Stones. It's a strong foundation which Jet tweaks with a bit of contemporary grunge and punk. There's even a hint of country flavor on songs like "Come Around Again." Jet is helping to build a new rock genre, along with bands like The Strokes, The Killers, and The White Stripes.
Anyone who's been missing rock music and doesn't mind a bit of a punk flavor should pick up this album. It's a solid effort, with every track worth listening to. With some bands it's better to just download the singles, but in this case I was glad I bought the whole CD.