For The Bluegrass Situation, Stephen Deusner tells the tale of The Mekons and Robbie Fulks's Jura, and the history and influence of the island that serves as the album's namesake. It's drunken, ill-advised, and one-of-a-kind, just how we like our Mekons. Read it here.
"Jura jolted these musicians into a different gear and made them adjust their speed. That may be the island’s greatest charm, and it means the album shows no signs of hasty assembly. Rather, much like the island that inspired it, these songs make acoustic austerity sound lush and generous and rich."
A few wax copies of the album are still in our hands. (As well as digital.)