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Young Britain’s new poet laureate.While there’s a whole mess of influences making up b-boy busker Jamie T’s deftly realised debut album – Ian Dury’s loutish boogie, The Libertines’ guttersnipe shuffle and The Specials’ suburban skank, to name but three – the heart of its endless appeal lies in its oddball freshness and blistering inventiveness. Marrying scruffy pub poetry with lo-fi funk, Jamie manages to romanticise his smoke-filled world of boozy rudegirls, night-bus dramas and doomed drug-dealers without ever sounding like an issue of Nuts come to life, due in part to his disarming ability to switch from cheeky lager lad to misty-eyed troubadour in the bat of an eyelid. Experimental yet poppy, awkward yet unforced, Panic Prevention is a minor masterpiece from a truly bar-raising new talent.
Jamie T - Panic Prevention, released 29 January 05 on Virgin.
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comment by sung-tongs Feb 4, 2007yeah, i found that a bit annoying too that there were no new songs. i felt a bit ripped off....
comment by badgirlswirlgirl Feb 4, 2007I think the album is great, I do think they are problems if, like me you've been listening to the demos for a year. The songs do completely change though, like Alicia Quays is almost a different song now to the demo, but then again the only new song on the album is Operation which is a slight disappointment.
comment by sung-tongs Feb 3, 2007but the album really disappointed me. i've listened to if you've got the money and sheila about 90 times but the rest of it is a bit...well...dull, really...
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