Ben Stiller reprises his role as a former model in a throwaway but amusing sequel
JJ72 : Formulae
The mundane has rarely sounded so sublime
Shame Mark Greaney sounds like a chipmunk, otherwise listening to JJ72
would be a pure, mirthless pleasure.
As it is, though, the effort taken to repress an irreverent smirk (and check to ensure the CD is playing at the right speed) momentarily gets in the way of appreciating ‘Formulae’ for what it is – an exuberant, earnest and quite lovely ode to the everyday. Greaney says it’s about "cherishing when you brush your teeth", which would make it a great accompaniment for a Colgate commercial, if only we could find that bit in the lyrics.
When it comes to chest-beating about the banal (see earlier singles ‘Snow’, ‘Oxygen’, etc), JJ72
can’t be faulted. The mundane has rarely sounded so sublime.
It’s not quite the superhero film revolution we were promised, but it sure as hell is entertaining
Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album
Just as ridiculous as the 1991 original, but in all the wrong ways
The 'Oscar-bait' drama fails to fully translate the emotional weight from page to screen