Album Review: "It's Never Fair, Always True" by Jawny (8/10)

Jawny’s excellent lead single “Take it Back,” chock full of fuzz guitar and gang chants, has been remixed and remastered for this full-length debut, and now features Beck! The album also offers piano ballads (“Fall in Love”) to counter Jawny’s high energy. Closer “Selfish Hate” is Jawny’s most ambitious opus at eight minutes, a sad stoner’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” “I’m old enough to feel old, but young enough to die alone…” These opening lines of “Everything” serve as a mission statement from a more sophisticated, mature singer. – Joseph Maltese