So, a teevee commercial influenced, for the first time I can remember, a buying decision. Two nights ago, I bought “Get Born” by Jet, all because of the Apple IPod commercial.
“Are You Gonna Be My Girl” is the IPod song, and an early favorite off the CD, but it’s also a good indication of what to expect from the rest of the 13-song set, both in sonic simularities, songwriting quality and musical aptitude. Jet is pure garage band energy, power-pop hooks and respectful nods to the Beatles and the Who and the Stones, without spirialing into pastiche. If you like the Strokes and the White Stripes, you might find yourself enjoying Jet even more.
My recommendation: buy.
As for the IPod, I’m still not sold.