Panic Prevention is no classic, but a wonderful testament to intuition, which boisterously, and rightfully, posits Jamie T in that rare class of pioneering artist, one who has created a piece of work to stand with any of the other notable records released so far this year.
For all the one-paced nature of its songwriting, wilfully lo-fi production values, inevitable Lily Allen comparisons and grating larynx, Panic Prevention is still an enthralling debut, and one that says infinitely more about the life of young Londoners than any amount of Bloc Party seriousness.
The little things are annoying, of course, like the “that'll do” pointless pop culture punnery namedrops that litter (“Starz in Their Eyes”/”Alicia Quays”), or the way they take up so much time with vocal samples from (old documentaries/self-help tapes) in the same way that a struggling student quotes increasingly large and irrelevant passages of text in a desperate attempt to meet a word count.
- By user score
|Your Arsenal [Definitive Master] - Morrissey|
|The Long Goodbye: Live at Madison Square Garden - LCD Soundsystem|
|From Parts Unknown - Every Time I Die|
|Yes! - Jason Mraz|
|Only Run - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah|
|Conversations - Woman's Hour|
|Mandatory Fun - Weird Al Yankovic|
|Led Zeppelin I [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Nobody's Smiling - Common|
|Salad Days - Mac DeMarco|
|Led Zeppelin II [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Nightclubbing [Deluxe Edition] - Grace Jones|
|First Mind - Nick Mulvey|
|∞ (Infinity) - Yann Tiersen|
|Futurology - Manic Street Preachers|
|Piñata - Freddie Gibbs|
|Familiars - The Antlers|
|So It Goes - Ratking|
|Range of Light - S. Carey|