James Morrison Undiscovered Review

Album. Released 2006.  

BBC Review

A polished, proficient set of songs which drift politely from the speakers...

Chris White 2006

His near-namesake is revered as one of the most innovative figures in rock history, but there's precious little original about 21 year old Cornish singer-songwriter James Morrison, the latest bright young hopeful earmarked for fame by the record industry.

The airbrushed Al Green-lite pseudo-soul of hit single "You Give Me Something" sets the template for a polished, proficient set of songs which drift politely from the speakers, with Morrison barking out a decent Rod Stewart impression above a syrupy backing track of piano, strings and brass.

"Call The Police" briefly ups the tempo with some shamelessly Radiohead-influenced ragged guitar riffing, but in general this is bland, faceless music which offers nothing new yet will inevitably sell by the shed load.

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