34-year-old Grammy nominee Jamie Cullum is back with his latest album, Momentum. This is the 6th studio album since the ruddy face Jamie made his debut back in 1999.
The crossover artist from jazz to pop keeps this album moving with tracks like Edge of Something, Everything You Didn’t Do and The Same Things.
With layers of electronic organ sounds, and garage can drum beats the album is reminiscent of British Pop from the 80s.
Tracks like When I Get Famous sounds kinda old-school but it has that highly experimental sound somewhat metallic and artificial.
He even pairs up with British rapper Roots Manuva for Love for $ale – a track for easy listening while you’re at the club, and chilling over scotch and casual conversations but not quite radio-friendly I must say.
With Jamie Cullum, you either love him or hate him. His treatment of the songs is repetitive from one track to another. The whole album is eclectic, highly experimental, and homemade and may sound rather raw at times so quite frankly the album doesn’t quite do it for me.
I’m giving Jamie Cullum’s Momentum a 2 out of 5.