Music Albums & Singles
The former Beta Band man has really come up with the goods since going solo with four albums of rare quality. His latest sees him pulling his band in close and really letting them subtly influence his sound, which is full bodied and here largely on the front foot. Every track feels like some kind of epiphany, with Elbow-like euphoria married to some big, delicious tunes. And his voice – while not especially flashy – has a commanding quality that really makes you listen to what he’s singing about (his arresting imagery helps, too). Super.