Return of the Space Cowboy As further validation that the '70s weren't as awful as we thought, Jamiroquai nestles up to the art-soul influences of Sly Stone, Rufus, and others… Return of the Space Cowboy As further validation that the '70s weren't as awful as we thought, Jamiroquai nestles up to the art-soul influences of Sly Stone, Rufus, and others… Jamiroquai R&B
Music Review

Return of the Space Cowboy

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Jamiroquai; Genre: R&B

As further validation that the '70s weren't as awful as we thought, Jamiroquai nestles up to the art-soul influences of Sly Stone, Rufus, and others with Return of the Space Cowboy (Work/Columbia). The Fender Rhodes is back with a sweet vengeance, as are syncopated grooves and horn-lined riffs played by humans, not samplers. No idle nostalgia broker, Jamiroquai is a funk-making machine with a bright future in the past. B+

Originally posted Mar 10, 1995 Published in issue #265 Mar 10, 1995 Order article reprints