ESKIMO JOE – WASTE­LANDS

DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

Hail­ing from Western Aus­tralia’s Fremantle, Eskimo Joe have been the quiet achiev­ers of the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene since they be­gan back in 1997. They’ve had #1 al­bums, won buck­ets of ARIA awards and re­ceived glow­ing re­views, but have mostly re­tained their anonymity and never be­come bona fide stars. For their sixth al­bum, they’ve wisely de­cided to take some chances and, af­ter a crowd­fund­ing cam­paign via Poz­i­ble, made an al­bum that doesn’t sound like Eskimo Joe at all. It still has a slight rock edge, but en­hanced with glossy dance beats and shiny melodies that you wouldn’t have pre­vi­ously ex­pected. High­light Sad Song starts as min­i­mal­ist elec­tro be­fore wan­der­ing into fairly un­charted dance/rock ter­ri­tory. A brave and ac­com­plished feat and a truly great Aus­tralian al­bum.

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