Shine On (Jet album)

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Shine On
Jet shine on.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 September 2006
Recorded2006 in Barbados; Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California, United States
GenreHard rock, alternative rock
LabelAtlantic, Capitol[1]
ProducerDave Sardy
Jet chronology
Rare Tracks
Shine On
Shaka Rock
Singles from Shine On
  1. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"
    Released: 18 September 2006
  2. "Bring It on Back"
    Released: 20 November 2006 (UK)
    6 September 2007 (AUS)
  3. "Rip It Up"
    Released: 27 November 2006
  4. "Shine On"
    Released: 7 November 2006

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.[2] 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.[3] "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".

Australian newspaper Herald Sun described the following tracks prior to the release of Shine On:[citation needed]

  • "All You Have to Do":
  • "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".


On 18 September 2006 the first single, "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is", was released in the UK.[4] The song went to US radio outlets on 7 August.[5] It was first played on 4 August by Australian radio.

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.[6]

  1. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" - released 18 September 2006
  2. "Bring It on Back" - released 20 November 2006
  3. "Rip It Up" - released 27 November 2006
  4. "Shine On" - released 12 December 2006


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[7]
The Guardian3/5 stars[8]
Okayplayer3.5/5 stars[10]
Q4/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[13]
Spin2.5/5 stars[14]
Sputnikmusic2.5/5 stars[15]

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Australian ARIA 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).[16] 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.

As of 2007 the album has sold 137,000 copies in US [17] and as of 2012 combined sales of Shine On and Shaka Rock are 212,000 copies in United States.[18]

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",[9] while AllMusic gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5 as a solid if undistinguished sophomore effort.[7] In contrast, the American review site Pitchfork posted a review containing only a video clip of a chimpanzee urinating into its own mouth, along with a score of 0.0 out of a possible 10.[11]

Track listing[edit]

1."L'Esprit d'Escalier"Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey0:23
2."Holiday"Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey3:25
3."Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey2:32
4."Bring It on Back"Nic Cester4:09
5."That's All Lies"Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey2:43
6."Hey Kids" (included on North American and Japanese versions only)Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey3:14
7."Kings Horses"Nic Cester, Chris Cester3:20
8."Shine On"Nic Cester4:36
9."Come On Come On"Nic Cester, Chris Cester, Cameron Muncey4:24
10."Stand Up"Nic Cester, Chris Cester4:33
11."Rip It Up"Chris Cester, Nic Cester3:19
12."Skin and Bones"Chris Cester, Steve Hesketh3:17
13."Shiny Magazine"Chris Cester, Nic Cester3:28
14."Eleanor"Chris Cester, Nic Cester3:34
15."All You Have to Do"Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Cameron Muncey4:38


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (UK & AUS) (Single) B-sides

  • "Snap Your Fingers" (Barbados demo) - Best Buy edition (bonus track); B-side on "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" (UK 7" pink vinyl).
  • "This Night Is Yours" - Best Buy edition (bonus track); B-side on "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" (AUS CD Single, and UK 7" picture disc).

Bring It On Back (UK) / Rip It Up (AUS) (Single) B-sides

  • "Jane Jones" - B-side to "Bring It On Back" (UK Single CD) and "Rip It Up" (AUS Single CD).
  • "I Only Like You When I'm High" - B-side to "Bring It On Back" (UK 7" Blue Vinyl) and "Rip It Up" (AUS Single CD).
  • "Where Are All My Good Friends" - B-side to "Bring It On Back" (UK 7" Picture Disc) (Note: Is not available in Australia, as "Bring It On Back" is a UK only single).

Shine On (UK & AUS) B-sides

  • "Coming Home Soon" - B-side to Shine On (UK & AUS CD single) (was also available as an iTunes-exclusive track and on the LP edition of the album) .
  • "The Only Place That's Up From Here Is Down" - B-side to "Shine On" single (AUS) (also available on the Japan tour limited edition).
  • "Eleanor (Full Band Version) - B-side to "Shine On' (AUS CD Single, and UK 7" picture disc).

Other B-sides

  • "Don't Worry Baby" - Retitled "Coming Home Soon" and available on iTunes and "Shine On" Single (AUS).
  • "Do It All Yourself" - Unreleased.
  • "Falling Star" - released on the Spider-Man 3 Soundtrack

Chart performance[edit]

Country Provider(s) Peak
Australia[19] ARIA 3
Austria[20] Music Control Europe 34
France[21] SNEP / IFOP 140
German Albums Chart[22] IFPI 47
Irish Albums Chart IRMA 57[citation needed]
Italy[23] FIMI 33
New Zealand[24] RIANZ 35
Spain[25] PROMUSICAE 76
Switzerland[26] Media Control Europe 30
UK Albums Chart[27] OCC 13
United States[28] Billboard 200 16
United States[28] Rock Albums 7
United States Modern Rock Tracks 30[citation needed]


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