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- short yet vigorous and forceful.
2008 April 4, The New York Times, “Pop and Rock Listings”, New York Times:
- Its tight, jabby songs, influenced equally by minimalist post-punk and sentimental white soul, end just when you think you’ve figured them out.
- Characterized by jab-like rhymthms or actions.
- Short, jabby movements of the knife.