Gentleman Jesse - Leaving Atlanta LP - Green/White Split Color Vinyl (/100), a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
Let me start out by saying how much I love the 1st Gentleman Jesse record. It was one of the best records I've heard in the last 5 years, just about flawless from start to finish. Leaving Atlanta blows that record out of the water. I almost cannot comprehend how amazing this record ended up being. It's so easy to be disappointed when a band puts out an amazing debut LP. It's almost expected that the follow-up will be just a notch lower. Leaving Atlanta defies those odds.
Right off the bat, the first big and most obvious change is the addition of keyboards to the band, and it is a stellar addition. Mostly in the background, adding to the fullness of sound, similar to how Snuff uses keyboard in their songs. Every song on here is perfectly constructed and tight as hell. From open to close, it's just one perfect power pop song after the next.
Douchemaster was a bit sneaky and put this album on sale in the middle of the night. Luckily I wake up super early for work, so I was still able to score a copy of the limited colored vinyl. It would have been a bummer to have to pay eBay prices for this guy, though I do still need to pick up the regular version on black vinyl as I do collect variants when it comes to Gentleman Jesse records.
Gentleman Jesse - Eat Me Alive:
Gentleman Jesse - Take It Easy On Me: