Sunny Side Up

Album Review of Sunny Side Up by Paolo Nutini.

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Sunny Side Up

Paolo Nutini

Sunny Side Up by Paolo Nutini

Release Date: Jun 2, 2009
Record label: Atlantic
Genre(s): Rock, Singer-Songwriter

60 Music Critic Score
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Sunny Side Up - Average, Based on 2 Critics

The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

If he's not quite the "mesmerising, soulful voice that has no equal" that his record label modestly claims, Paolo Nutini does have a bit of gravel in his vocal chords, and an engaging way of putting a tune across. On his second album, he has taken a chance by steering away from the declawed R&B that got him filed alongside fellow pretty boy James Morrison, and gives reggae and Celtic folk a whirl. It's not bad.

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Observer Music Monthly
Their review was unenthusiastic

Paolo Nutini tends to get lumped in with the James Morrisons and Blunts of this world, dismissed as a dispenser of tuneful semi-acoustic fare and solid, join-the-dots soul. Worthy. Rather dull. The evidence on his second album suggests he isn't terribly thrilled about this - who would be? - and instead fancies rebranding himself as a mongrel hybrid of John Martyn, Otis Redding and Bob Marley.

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