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.