Minute by Minute - James Hunter
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  • Summary: The first release in five years for the British soul singer was produced by Gabriel Roth.
  • Record Label: Concord
  • Genre(s): Pop, R&B, Soul, Blues, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Retro-Soul
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 100
    Roth fits Hunter like a glove, bringing out the warmth of his brass section and framing his raw voice in perfectly judged R&B arrangements that spark and bounce.
  2. Mar 13, 2013
    90
    His intelligent lyrics and melodies inside the arrangements of these beautifully crafted songs underscore the integrity and passion in his trademark voice. This is inarguably his finest album.
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    89
    The combination of Roth's deft touch, Hunter's gritty vocals, and the band's skilled musicianship makes Minute by Minute one of the best of the year.
  4. Mar 13, 2013
    80
    The vivid nostalgia remains, with these all-original cuts sounding like they could easily have been laid down back in the golden ages of the 1950s and 60s.
  5. Mar 13, 2013
    80
    He still sings very much from the heart, though, and the result is altogether awesome. [Apr 2013, p.94]
  6. Mar 13, 2013
    70
    The seamlessly authentic sound fit his raw and lusty vocalising, and the impressively tailored swagger 'n swing og his band, to a tee. [Mar 2013, p.73]
  7. Jul 15, 2013
    60
    He came out the other side with a hard-won wisdom, emotion and sense of craft that, like soul music, never goes out of style.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Apr 13, 2013
    10
    I'm not usually particularly interested in this genre but this album truly blew my mind. It's an instant classic with each track insanely catchy. Do yourself a favour and check it out. I give you my personal guarantee you'll love it. :P Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    9
    This was a fantastic album that I hope more people find and enjoy. If James Hunter were Amy Winehouse, this could have been her next great album (minus the profanity) the music is strikingly similar, like a great Motown album. Probably go down as one of the great albums of 2013 that nobody heard. Expand