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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British soul collective was recorded in London and Los Angeles.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
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  1. Sep 13, 2018
    80
    For Ever's complex blend of bare emotions and gorgeous production makes it a huge step forward for Jungle. A band this successful could have left their private lives uninvestigated and turned in something more guarded and rote, but the palpable honesty of these songs is what makes them soar.
  2. Sep 12, 2018
    80
    For Ever is Jungle's Hollywood album, both in scope and substance. With it, the group affirm their place among the indie auteurs of the zeitgeist, and--perhaps more importantly--skilfully avoid the sophomore slump.
  3. 80
    While their debut album favoured a shadowy and mystical aesthetic, For Ever makes for a far more personal affair.
  4. Sep 13, 2018
    60
    Album stand-outs ‘Heavy, California’ and ‘Happy Man’ would have slotted into the last LP seamlessly and, considered as a whole, For Ever feels like an opportunity missed.
  5. Sep 14, 2018
    60
    It’s an album which is not sure whether it wants to be happy or sad; to accept the inevitable nothingness of existence or keep searching for answers.
  6. 60
    Despite a four-year wait, the songs on their second album, For Ever, still sound like understudies for Mark Ronson mega-hits.
  7. Sep 17, 2018
    50
    This music still tends to slip into the background, affable but never striking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Sep 16, 2018
    9
    "For Ever" is an incredible experience.
    Jungle made a mature album, marvelously produced with fresh sounds and typical duo lyrics.
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    "For Ever" is an incredible experience.
    Jungle made a mature album, marvelously produced with fresh sounds and typical duo lyrics.
    My expectations were fully satisfied and I already want more and more.

    My top 3 songs are:
    1. "Heavy California"
    2. "Beat 54 (All Good Now)"
    3. "Pray"

    8,7/10 (9 for Metacritic)
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  2. Oct 2, 2018
    8
    ____13 compositions of cheerful pop funk with elements of disco 70s are charged with a positive, motivated to move and dance, exude the energy____13 compositions of cheerful pop funk with elements of disco 70s are charged with a positive, motivated to move and dance, exude the energy of the sun and heat. "For Ever" will surely warm you both literally and figuratively.
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    ____ The debut album, which received the status of "golden" is certainly not overshadowed ... But the musicians did not fall into the dirt, either, but created a wonderful recording, of high quality and richly arranged!
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