Dynamite (Jamiroquai album)

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Dynamite
Studio album by Jamiroquai
Released 15 June 2005 (2005-06-15) (Japan)
20 June 2005 (2005-06-20) (UK)
21 July 2005 (2005-07-21) (Australia)
20 September 2005 (2005-09-20) (US)
Recorded October 2004-June 2005
Genre Alternative rock, neo soul, R&B, disco, funktronica
Length 54:59
Label Sony BMG (UK)
Producer Jay Kay, Mike Spencer
Jamiroquai chronology
Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai
(2003)
Dynamite
(2005)
High Times: Singles 1992–2006
(2006)
Singles from Dynamite
  1. "Feels Just Like It Should"
    Released: 6 June 2005
  2. "Seven Days in Sunny June"
    Released: 5 August 2005
  3. "(Don't) Give Hate a Chance"
    Released: 7 November 2005

Dynamite is the sixth studio album released by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai, released on 15 June 2005 in Japan, 20 June 2005 in the United Kingdom, 21 July 2005 in Australia and 20 September 2005 in the United States. Produced by Mike Spencer and Jay Kay, it is perhaps their most diverse work to date, featuring electronic, funk, disco, house and acoustic tracks.

Album information[edit]

Dynamite was released on 20 September 2005. The album was released after the 2004 hit movie Napoleon Dynamite featured the Jamiroquai song "Canned Heat" in its climactic dance scene. "Feels Just Like It Should" was the first single, reaching No. 8 in its first week on the UK charts. It has since become a No.1 hit on the Billboard dance charts in the United States. The single was also certified Gold in Japan for selling 100,000 copies. The second single, "Seven Days in Sunny June", was released in the UK in August 2005, peaking at No. 14 on the UK singles chart. The song also featured in the film The Devil Wears Prada. On 7 November 2005, "(Don't) Give Hate A Chance" was released as the third single from the album. The politically driven video for the track, which can be seen in its entirety at the band's website, is Jamiroquai's first animated clip; it features a Buffalo Man, complete with buffalo-horned hat, sunglasses, and tracksuit. The clip helped the track score Top 20 showings in UK charts such as the Smash Hits and hit40uk charts, both of which take in radio and video airplay, not just sales. However, the track bowed meekly at No.27 on the official UK singles chart. The album was recorded in many locations, including Jay's personal Chillington Studios and Los Angeles.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment.ie 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly C−[4]

The album bowed at No.3 in the United Kingdom, becoming the first Jamiroquai album to chart outside the top two spots. Uncut gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, claiming "Jay Kay returns with another blast of super-slick soul..." Vibe claimed "The space cowboys return with a vengeance, sounding funky as ever."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Feels Just Like It Should"   Jay Kay 4:34
2. "Dynamite"   Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 4:57
3. "Seven Days in Sunny June"   Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 3:59
4. "Electric Mistress"   Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 3:56
5. "Starchild"   Rob Harris, Jay Kay 5:13
6. "Love Blind"   Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 3:35
7. "Talullah"   Rob Harris, Jay Kay 6:04
8. "(Don't) Give Hate a Chance"   Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 5:02
9. "World That He Wants"   Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 3:14
10. "Black Devil Car"   Rob Harris, Jay Kay 4:45
11. "Hot Tequila Brown"   Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 4:40
12. "Time Won't Wait"   Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 5:01
Total length:
55:00
  • Japanese Bonus Track
13. "Feels So Good" (Knee Deep Remix Edit) – 3:42
  • Japanese Bonus DVD
  1. "Feels Just Like It Should" (Video) – 4:34
  2. "Seven Days in Sunny June" (Video) – 3:59
  3. "The Making of Dynamite" – 23:16
  • Dualdisc Bonus DVD
  1. "Dynamite in Enhanced Stereo" – 54:59
  2. "Feels Just Like It Should" (Video) – 4:34
  3. "Seven Days in Sunny June" (Video) – 3:59
  4. "Feels Just Like It Should" (The Making Of) – 22:59
  • American Bonus DVD
  1. "Dynamite in Enhanced Stereo" – 54:59
  2. "Feels Just Like It Should" (Video) – 4:34
  3. "Seven Days in Sunny June" (Video) – 3:59
  4. "The Making of Dynamite" – 23:16
  5. "Feels Just Like It Should" (The Making Of) – 22:59
  • Australian Tour Edition Bonus Disc
  1. "Don't Give Hate a Chance" (Steve Mac Classic Remix)
  2. "Don't Give Hate a Chance" (Freemasons Remix)
  3. "Don't Give Hate a Chance" (Freemasons Dub)
  4. "Seven Days in Sunny June" (Ashley Beedle Heavy Disco Dub)
  5. "Seven Days in Sunny June" (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
  6. "Seven Days in Sunny June" (Blackbeard Remix)
  7. "Feels Just Like It Should" (Mark Ronson Remix 2)
  8. "Feels Just Like It Should" (Timo Maas Remix)

Note: Additionally, all test pressings of the album include the track "Beatbox" (2:34) as Track 12.

Personnel[edit]

  • Sola Akingbola – percussion
  • Pablo Arraya – engineer
  • Richard Bignell – engineer
  • Bridgette Bryant Blades – backing vocals
  • Alexandra Brown – backing vocals
  • Luke Cohen – studio assistant
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Reginald Dozier – engineer
  • Valerie Etienne – backing vocals
  • Hazel Fernandez – backing vocals
  • Nick Ferrero – engineer
  • Nathan Haines – flute, saxophone
  • Rob Harris – guitar
  • Randy Hope-Taylor – bass
  • Matt Johnson – piano, keyboards, fender rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Vann Johnson – backing vocals
  • Charlie Lightening – photography
  • Miaer "DJ Snare" Lloyd – scratching
  • Audrey Martells – backing vocals
  • Derrick McIntyre – bass
  • Derrick McKenzie – drums, hi hat
  • Alex Meadows – bass
  • Ricky Pope – engineer
  • Samantha Smith – backing vocals
  • Mike Spencer – programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Benjamin Wright – strings, string arrangements

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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