Shine On is the second album by Australian rock band Jet, released on 30 September 2006, in Australia and on 2–3 October 2006, internationally.
The iTunes Store leaked the album in the Australian and United Kingdom stores on 16 September 2006, two weeks before the due release date. After iTunes leaked the album, Shine On made its way onto file sharing sites through forums of similar bands and people shared that information on Jet's MySpace page.
On 23 September 2006, Triple J premiered the album on its Music Specials show along with interviews with the band. A day later, Nova 100 played the entire album on the radio as a preview.
NME first reported in June 2006 that the tracks *"L'esprit D'escalier", "Holiday", "Hey Kids" (for the US version only), "Shiny Magazine", "Eleanor", and "All You Have to Do" were set to appear on the album. "Hey Kids" was released on the Elektra soundtrack but the band liked it so much, they revived it for this album. "Rip It Up" was originally titled "Nothing to Lose", and images of the work in progress lyrics can be viewed in the "Shine On" teaser video that was released in August 2006, along with lyrics for "Don't Worry Baby".
The album will open and close with a track currently titled "All You Have to Do". It was a difficult song to finish because we were trying to find the answer to the question and everything sounded cheesy".
"Eleanor": "Eleanor" sounds like it's from the '40s.
"King's Horses": There's one track, "King's Horses", which is this nursery rhyme which talks a bit about the bitterness we felt over the past two years.
"Shiny Magazines": And there's "Shiny Magazines" which has the Phil Spector vibe.
"Shine On": The song "Shine On" was written by Nic to comfort his family after his father's death." "It was inevitable I would write a song that dealt with all of that, but it was almost too big a subject for me to handle", Nic says. "Then I got a phone call from my mum saying everyone was fucked so I wrote the song through Dad's eyes, what he would say to help everyone through. We recorded it in one take, but it was fucking emotional, very heavy. We couldn't be happier with this album".
The second single, "Bring It on Back", was released on 20 November in the UK only. For Australia, "Rip It Up" was the second single to be released by Jet, it was released on 27 November. In December, "Shine On" was released as the second single in the US and in March 2007, "Shine On" was released worldwide as the third single. "Bring It on Back" was released in Australia as the fourth single in June.
The album debuted at No. 3 on the AustralianARIA Albums chart the week of 8 October 2006 and became the fiftieth highest selling album for 2006, and was certified platinum (70,000+ units shipped). It also debuted and peaked at No. 13 on the Official UK Top 75 Albums Chart and No. 16 on the Billboard 200, but quickly fell out of the top 100 within four weeks.
Critical reaction to the album was mixed. British music magazine NME, for instance, called the record "another joyfully old-fashioned rock 'n' roll album immersed in the classics," while the American review site Pitchfork Media posted a review containing only a video clip of a chimpanzee urinating into its own mouth.