Jim - Jamie Lidell
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  • Summary: This is the third studio album for the English artist now based in Germany.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. On Jim, Lidell course-corrects by choosing a warmer, more organic palette. It's a retro-soul record minus the bleeps and whistles, and it exposes Lidell as the charming, confident vocalist he is.
  2. 80
    Lidell reaches back further than he has before, appoximating Sam Cooke, Ben E. King, and even Jackie Wilson, elegantly nodding to his clarion-voiced heroes while never allowing the album to become mired in mere tribute. [May 2008, p.72]
  3. 80
    Ol'boy touches the listener deep on the inside with the polished shimmy of Motown and the greasy strut of Stax tipping his hats to the likes of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and kJackie Wilson. [Mar/Apr 2008, p.107]
  4. Old is made new again in the best possible way on what could surely be the perfect soundtrack for a sultry, soulful summer.
  5. 70
    Here, he seems more comfortable in his pasty skin. [May 2008, p.76]
  6. Jim remodels him into a standard bust-a-gut soul singer who purveys tunes so unrepentantly commercial that the album has been greeted with shock by the faithful. But it's not unappealing.
  7. Lidell's gospel hollars are impressive, but the music verges on pastiche. [May 2008, p.136]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3