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"Nothing like this album has ever been done before in this country.
It is a masterpiece that will no doubt stand the test of time."
Therese Owen, The Star, December 13, 2006 Edition 1
24. Jim Neversink – Jim Neversink (2006) Beeld, January 13, 2010
"...the music of a true genius. His dark songs scare yet intrigue the psyche.... authentic, and strangely catchy. After a third listen it grows on you like a wart and then you just can't get enough. It's addictive." more...
Therese Owen, Tonight
"Chilling blue velvet blues and rye humour - this comeback kid is brilliant."
Channel24's "South African release of the year"
"...there are no other SA albums I can think of quite like it...competes easily, without patriotic influence... with just about anything else...quietly persuasive, slightly skewed, melodic, well written..."
richard haslop, kagablog, May 13, 2006
"...evidence suggests that Jim Neversink is a MAJOR talent...Americana has seldom sounded so good...
In short, a South African masterpiece." more..
Anton Marshall, channel24.co.za
"Listen to Jim Neversink, and you'll want to listen again and again. His debut album, titled Jim Neversink, is one of those albums that starts as a best-kept secret, and ends up as one of your best-kept albums."
Michelle Constant, channel24.co.za
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"...judderingly beautiful, and good. Damn good, in a way that makes you
imagine someone has taken a zombie Johnny Cash and stuck an electrode up his arse to reanimate him"
"...an awkward chorus like "another Swedish exchange program," would normally only be achievable by a Bob Dylan"
"...with ... lap steel guitar that pins your eyelids open and stamps landscape prayers all over your eyeballs." more...
Chris Roper, channel24.co.za
"It may have taken a long time to get out there, but man was it worth the wait. Country rock at its best!"
Lloyd Gedye, Isolation TV
"6. Jim Neversink, "Shakey Is Good"... Frequently unnerving, always compelling South African alt-country." more...
Diane Coetzer, Billboard Magazine
"Band leader Jim Neversink is one of the finest songwriters in South Africa...the sonic leap that this band has taken from the debut album... is quite remarkable." more...
Lloyd Gedye, The Mail and Guardian, Jul 15 2008.
"That Neversink is not celebrated as the closest thing this country has to a modern-day Johnny Cash is criminal"...Neversink’s off-kilter way of looking at society’s damaged things stands alone..."
Sunday Times Magazine 21 December 2008.
"... a country-rock masterpiece that confirmed Durban's Jim Neversink as one of South Africa's finest songwriters."
"From the country-punk of Untitled to the solemn melancholy of Palace, Neversink's second album laid down the challenge
to most plying their trade in rock'n'roll."more...
Beeld, December 23, 2009
"...arguably Neversink's finest hour and easily one of the best South African albums released in 2010 ... features some of the finest songs Neversink has written..."
"Three albums into his career, Neversink is moving from strength to strength..."
Lloyd Gedye, Mail and Guardian, Oct 08 2010
"... The album is a lot more singer/songwriter than his previous effort, but it contains some pearlers, of which Stay is the best. A song about a relationship, the real kicker comes with the line, "It's hard to see you go, but it's much harder when you stay."
Lloyd Gedye, Mail and Guardian, December 21 2010
... watching Jim Neversink perform at Society in Florida Road was one of my most blessed aesthetic experiences in the last few year, certainly blessed enough to make me evangelical.
Peter Machen The South African Art Times, 6 June, 2009Back to main page