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The Outer Marker

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Just Jack
Just Jack: Chris Clunn

The Outer Marker

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Just Jack
Producers:
T

We gave it a B+

As emotional breakdowns by white rappers go, ”Snowflakes,” by British newcomer Jack Allsopp, a.k.a. Just Jack, is a keeper: Built on Dre-style strings and Allsopp’s brooding rhymes, it’s a mesmerizing, wintry sulk of a record, and one of the year’s first great singles. The rest of The Outer Marker isn’t always as arresting — his middle-class soul-rap can be too clean-cut for its own good — but the drum-and-bass pop of ”Triple Tone Eyes” and the techno-folky ”Ain’t Too Sad” reveal a budding imagination at work.

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