Review: Joe Jackson – Fast Forward (Work Song / Universal Music Canada)

Joe JacksonWith 16 songs recorded in four cities located in various corners of the world, Joe Jackson’s first record of original material in seven years finds the musically restless singer-songwriter in excellent form, delivering a sophisticated set of pop songs that can definitively stand shoulder to shoulder with some of his biggest hits. At 61 years old, Jackson’s inherent knack for melody and clever wordplay remains incredibly strong, as evidenced on tracks like “So You Say,” “If It Wasn’t For You,” “A Little Smile,” “Keep On Dreaming,” as well as his faithful cover of Television’s “See No Evil.”