JLS: Jukebox – review

(Epic)

Now on their third album, and still enjoying chart success as fearsome as their music is forgettable, JLS are testament to the unit-shifting power of four nice lads who look like they remember to phone their mums regularly. Behind the pecs-n-pouts they sound old-fashioned; a parody of a boyband from the 90s, whether in body-poppin' party mode ("She Makes Me Wanna") or trite ballad ("Take a Chance On Me"). But when things become truly stupefying, there's always a Casanovan flourish such as "I wanna love you 3D/ I'm gonna turn you on just like a TV" to startle you out of your coma.

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