attempts to expand on the success Jesus Jones
enjoyed with Doubt
, not only commercially but artistically as well. This is one of the first albums to be recorded entirely through a computer. Musically, Perverse
is a synthesis of techno/rave dance music with traditional pop/rock songs and structures; it's an ambitious album that works sporadically. Bandleader Mike Edwards
lost sight of most of the pop-song sensibility that made "Right Here, Right Now" an across-the-boards smash. Too often, the hooks are submerged beneath layers of computerized noise and aren't strong enough to pull themselves out. When Perverse
clicks, Jesus Jones
gives the listener an idea of how enjoyable a successful marriage of techno and rock could be.