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Album of the Week: Jim James, Regions of Light and Sound of God

By February 5, 2013

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Band: Jim James
Album: Regions of Light and Sound of God
Label: ATO
Release Date: February 5, 2013

My Morning Jacket's hirsute frontman makes his solo debut with a psychedelic, sci-fi soul opus about love, life, and God.

Regions of Light and Sound of God, the first-ever solo full-length for the 34-year-old Jim James, feels like something that never could've quite been made in My Morning Jacket; justifying its existence not via stylistic departure, but by its sustained sense of self. This is an album of cogent theme, present identity, and personal conviction; the kind of passion project that stands at odds with the between-albums, thrown-together quality of so many similar sidelines....

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