The British singer-songwriter’s seventh solo album is his most successful to date, debuting at No 3 on the UK album chart. His smooth baritone voice and tuneful ballads are once more in place but this time the former Pulp lead guitarist channels his inner rocker with walls of guitars and a psychedelic sound that recalls the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour.
Check out She Brings the Sunlight and Before, where the Jim Morrison-like vocals compete with monstrous guitar riffs. A must-listen for fans of Britpop.
– WILLEM MÖLLER