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Mystery Jets (or is it The Mystery Jets?) are an [[AlternativeIndie indie]] band from Eel Pie Island, London. Yes. Starting off as a generic-if-skilled indie band, they eventually wholeheartedly embraced a sound reviving TheEighties.

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Mystery Jets (or is it The Mystery Jets?) are an [[AlternativeIndie indie]] band from Eel Pie Island, London. Yes. Starting off as a generic-if-skilled indie band, they eventually wholeheartedly embraced a sound reviving TheEighties.




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* ''Curve of the Earth'' (2016)
* ''A Billion Heartbeats'' (2020)


* VocalTagTeam: Starting with ''Serotonin'', Blaine Harrison and William Rees split vocal duties more evenly, although with Blaine taking a little more.
* YourCheatingHeart: "Hideaway". the opening track off "Twenty One," has two narrators: a woman's lover who wants her to dump her boyfriend and her boyfriend who has become aware of the affair but hasn't brought it up yet.
** Also, "Behind the Bunhouse" under most interpretations. It may even be the same affair.

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* VocalTagTeam: Starting with ''Serotonin'', Blaine Harrison and William Rees split vocal duties more evenly, although with Blaine taking a little more.
* YourCheatingHeart: "Hideaway". the opening track off "Twenty One," has two narrators: a woman's lover who wants her to dump her boyfriend and her boyfriend who has become aware of the affair but hasn't brought it up yet.
** Also, "Behind the Bunhouse" under most interpretations. It may even be the same affair.
more.


* PinkElephants: Mentioned in "Veiled in Grey."

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%% * PinkElephants: Mentioned in "Veiled in Grey."


* ''Twenty One'' (2008). Lead track is "Young Love" featuring LauraMarling.

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* ''Twenty One'' (2008). Lead track is "Young Love" featuring LauraMarling.Music/LauraMarling.


* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Blaine Harrison took most of the singing duties on the earliest albums, but William Rees sings lead on an increasing number of tracks starting with ''Twenty One''.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Blaine Harrison took most of the singing duties on the earliest albums, ''Making Dens'', but William Rees sings lead on an increasing number of some tracks starting with on ''Twenty One''.One''. This leads to VocalTagTeam, below.
* VocalTagTeam: Starting with ''Serotonin'', Blaine Harrison and William Rees split vocal duties more evenly, although with Blaine taking a little more.

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Members:

*Blaine Harrison vocals, keyboards, guitar
*William Rees - guitar, vocals
*Kapil Trivedi - drums
*Henry Harrison keyboards, guitar
*Peter Cochrane - bass
*Matt Park - pedal steel
*Jack Flanagan - bass

Former members:

*Tamara Pearce-Higgins keyboards, vocals
*Kai Fish vocals, bass


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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Blaine Harrison took most of the singing duties on the earliest albums, but William Rees sings lead on an increasing number of tracks starting with ''Twenty One''.


** "Flash a Hungry Smile" is ''possibly'' about oral sex.

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** "Flash a Hungry Smile" is ''possibly'' about oral sex. Or, well...um...allow us to rephrase. It is ''definitely'' about sex. The sex is ''possibly'' oral. %% Please do not edit this out because it somehow sounds like conversation in the page. (1) It doesn't. Read it again. (2) This wording was a conscious editorial decision by one individual editor, because it is funny.


* AutoErotica: Implied in "Hideaway."

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* AutoErotica: Implied in "Hideaway.""Hideaway".



* BreakupSong: "Flakes." It's a melancholy one--almost a "we-tried-but-we-were-never-meant-to-be" one.

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* BreakupSong: "Flakes." "Flakes". It's a melancholy one--almost a "we-tried-but-we-were-never-meant-to-be" one.



* GrowingUpSucks: "Umbrellahead." "Please don't turn me into a man," indeed...
* HotForTeacher: The alternate reading of "MJ," word of God or no.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Melt" is probably one of the most obvious examples in music anywhere.

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* GrowingUpSucks: "Umbrellahead." "Please don't turn me into a man," man", indeed...
* HotForTeacher: The alternate reading of "MJ," "MJ", word of God or no.
* IntercourseWithYou: IntercourseWithYou:
**
"Melt" is probably one of the most obvious examples in music anywhere.anywhere.
** "Flash a Hungry Smile" is ''possibly'' about oral sex.



* LoveTriangle: "He's '[[TitleDrop Half In Love With Elizabeth']] and he's half in love with you."

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* LoveTriangle: "He's '[[TitleDrop Half In Love With Elizabeth']] and he's half in love with you."you".
* OdeToIntoxication: "Serotonin"...maybe? On the one hand, MDMA (that's ecstasy/molly) is thought to work through messing with serotonin levels. On the other hand, it could simply be about anything related to serotonin, including just being, as they say, "high on life".



* NotStayingForBreakfast: "The Girl Is Gone" is nearly ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: guy wakes up, his one-night stand is gone. He meditates on the subtle ridiculousness of the whole exchange.



* YourCheatingHeart: "Hideaway," the opening track off "Twenty One," has two narrators: a woman's lover who wants her to dump her boyfriend and her boyfriend who has become aware of the affair but hasn't brought it up yet.
** Also, "Behind the Bunhouse." It may even be the same affair.

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* YourCheatingHeart: "Hideaway," "Hideaway". the opening track off "Twenty One," has two narrators: a woman's lover who wants her to dump her boyfriend and her boyfriend who has become aware of the affair but hasn't brought it up yet.
** Also, "Behind the Bunhouse." Bunhouse" under most interpretations. It may even be the same affair.

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Zig-zagged. Originally the "the" was there, but in a later logo it wasn't, but they kept using it from time to time, etc. It appears that the "the" is either there or not depending on whether you want it to be.


* LittlestCancerPatient: Deconstructed in "Little Bag of Hair." Blaine Harrison has spina bifida (which isn't terminal[[note]]Not ''anymore'' that is. Until the late 1950s, spina bifida patients were not expected to live past 16.[[/note]] but requires a lot of excruciating treatment to get it that way), and his childhood in and out of the hospital was ''not'' adorable and it did not give him precocious wisdom.

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* LittlestCancerPatient: Deconstructed in "Little Bag of Hair." Blaine Harrison has spina bifida (which isn't terminal[[note]]Not ''anymore'' that is. Until the late 1950s, spina bifida patients were not expected to live past 16.[[/note]] but requires a lot of excruciating treatment to get it that way), all the same), and his childhood in and out of the hospital was ''not'' adorable and it did not give him precocious wisdom.

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* EroticAsphyxiation: Some say the lyrics in "Behind the Bunhouse" suggest this, what with the imagery of choking, etc.


* [[ClingyJealousGirl ClingyJealousGuy]]: Subverted in "First to Know." He's very protective, but he ''doesn't'' want to hold her back.

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* [[ClingyJealousGirl ClingyJealousGuy]]: Clingy Jealous Guy]]: Subverted in "First to Know." He's very protective, but he ''doesn't'' want to hold her back.


* ClingyJealousGuy: Subverted in "First to Know." He's very protective, but he ''doesn't'' want to hold her back.

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* ClingyJealousGuy: [[ClingyJealousGirl ClingyJealousGuy]]: Subverted in "First to Know." He's very protective, but he ''doesn't'' want to hold her back.


* BrotherSisterIncest: A common interpretation of "MJ". WordOfGod says it's so.
* ClingyJealousGuy: Subverted in "First to Know." He's very protective, but he ''doesn't'' want to hold her back.



* GrowingUpSucks: "Umbrellahead." "Please don't turn me into a man," indeed...
* HotForTeacher: The alternate reading of "MJ," word of God or no.



* LittlestCancerPatient: Deconstructed in "Little Bag of Hair." Blaine Harrison has spina bifida (which isn't terminal[[note]]Not ''anymore'' that is. Until the late 1950s, spina bifida patients were not expected to live past 16.[[/note]] but requires a lot of excruciating treatment to get it that way), and his childhood in and out of the hospital was ''not'' adorable and it did not give him precocious wisdom.



* SillyLoveSongs: Can you get much sillier than "I think I'm in love with the girl who lives two doors down?"
* YourCheatingHeart: "Hideaway," the opening track off "Twenty One," has two narrators: a woman's lover who wants her to dump her boyfriend and her boyfriend who has become aware of the affair but hasn't brought it up yet.

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* SillyLoveSongs: Can you get much sillier than "I think I'm in love with the girl who lives two doors down?"
down" followed by an '80s-style rock sax breakdown?
* YourCheatingHeart: "Hideaway," the opening track off "Twenty One," has two narrators: a woman's lover who wants her to dump her boyfriend and her boyfriend who has become aware of the affair but hasn't brought it up yet.yet.
** Also, "Behind the Bunhouse." It may even be the same affair.


* BreakupSong: "Flakes." It's a melancholy one--almost a "we-tried-but-we-were-never-meant-to-be" one.



* FaceOfTheBand: Blaine Harrison

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* FaceOfTheBand: Blaine HarrisonHarrison.



* PinkElephants: Mentioned in "Veiled in Grey"

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* LoveTriangle: "He's '[[TitleDrop Half In Love With Elizabeth']] and he's half in love with you."
* PinkElephants: Mentioned in "Veiled in Grey"Grey."
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Serotonin'' embraced the synth-driven '80s influences tried out almost as a joke in ''Twenty One''[='=]s "Two Doors Down" and turned it into a whole album. Also, the recording of ''Radlands'' in the US shows in interesting ways.


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** The video for "Dreaming of Another World" has a '50s-early '60s vibe.
* SillyLoveSongs: Can you get much sillier than "I think I'm in love with the girl who lives two doors down?"

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