Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini

Paolo Giovanni Nutini (born 9 January 1987) is a Scottish singer/songwriter from Paisley. Both his parents are Scottish, although his father is of Italian descent, from Barga, Tuscany, and his family has been in Scotland for four generations. Ken!

Track Listings
1. 10 /10
2. Coming up easy
3. Growing up beside you
4. Candy
5. Tricks of the trade
6. Pencil full of lead
7. No other way
8. High Hopes
9. Chamber Music
10. Simple Things
11. Worried Man
12. Keep Rolling
Fans of Paolo Nutini’s debut album, These Streets might raise an eyebrow or two at this sophomore release. Produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon), Sunny Side Up features an eclectic and "rougher" range of songs that set it somewhat apart from its slick predecessor. Recorded in Ireland, Wales, New York, LA and the UK, Nutini--backed by his band The Vipers--tackles folk, reggae, soul and rock, with varying results. The Motown-esque "Coming Up Easy", the ballad "Worried Man" and the sea-shanty "Growing Up Beside You" are shining examples of Nutini's erudite songwriting skills, as is the charming, Dylan-esque "Tricks Of The Trade". But songs like "Pencil Full Of Lead" and "No Other Way", as well as his forays into reggae-lite and ersatz ragtime are less convincing, often sounding more like sketches than full songs. Whether Sunny Side Up is bravely eclectic or an incoherent disaster depends ultimately on the loyalty--and the patience--of the listener. --Danny McKenna.
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