Jamie T – Sticks ‘n’ Stones
There’s something rather cute about Jamie T’s cheeky chappy persona. I really enjoyed the debut album, from the quieter moments to the more frantic offerings like Operation. This newie leans closer to the latter, in that it barrels along merrily with Jamie trying out three or four vocal styles along the way (here – obviously – Strummer; there – regrettably – attempts at rapping; yonder – Rowland,) more guitar-centric than much of the debut, but equally enjoyable. A definite improvement on the directionless racket that was teaser track Fire Fire.