The Glass Passenger is Jack’s Mannequin’s 2008 follow-up to their debut album in 2005 (Everything in Transit). I loved Everything in Transit, so I was eager to get my hands on their next studio release. From the open notes of Crashin to the two bonus songs that I got to listen to (Miss California and At Full Speed), Jack’s Mannequin did not fail to meet the expectations that I had for their sophomore album. Their sound, while it has grown, does not deviate so much from Everything in Transit that it’s unrecognizable as the same band. My personal favourites from the tracklisting are Miss California, American Love and Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby). The lyrics for all of the songs are thought provoking and easy to listen to, something that I expected after falling in love with their first album. While I don’t think anything that they do will compare to their song A Holiday from Real or Dark Blue, the lyrics are beautifully written and the music is nice. I didn’t have to go and look up the lyrics for any of the songs, which was nice and overall I liked it.

I give The Glass Passenger 4/5.


  1. Crashin
  2. Spinning
  3. Swim
  4. American Love
  5. What Gets You Off?
  6. Suicide Blonde
  7. Annie Use Your Telescope
  8. Bloodshot Eyes
  9. Hammers and Strings (A Lullaby)
  10. Drop Out – The So Unknown
  11. Orphans
  12. Resolution
  13. Caves
  14. Miss California (bonus)
  15. At Full Speed (bonus)

Written September 30 2008.

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