Sunny Side Up - Paolo Nutini
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  • Summary: The second album for the singer was produced by Ethan Johns.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
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  1. This one leaves its generational competition in the dust and is wise beyond this songwriter's years, and to be frank, leaves his own previous identity as simply a bedroom balladeer to history.
  2. By growing a personality, he's conjured up a low-key gem and a minor revelation. [Jul 2009, p.119]
  3. At times, there's a lack of consistency with too many ideas thrown onto the table, but it's that diversity heard throughout Nutini's sophomore effort that gives this AC singer/songwriter a leg up.
  4. On his second album, he has taken a chance by steering away from the declawed R&B that got him filed alongside fellow pretty boy James Morrison, and gives reggae and Celtic folk a whirl. It's not bad.
  5. What the Paisley born artist has come up with on Sunny Side Up is baffling.
  6. Several of the songs seem embryonic, lacking direction and resolution, while Nutini's voice--as stevedore-gruff as Blunt's is officer-class posh--can be a deal-breaker on certain songs
  7. 40
    All passable fare. [Jul 2009, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. PeterS
    Jun 26, 2009
    9
    Some strange reviews from the critics? I found this album very interesting which got better with each listen. It sounds like Mr Nutini is maturing into an excellent songwriter, and I for one really rate the songs on this album. From the opening happy go lucky 10/10 to the beatiful love songs of Growing Up Beside You & Candy, your be very plesantly surprised at this album, if like me you found his first album (These Streets) rather bland. I'll look forward to all future work from a very gifted singer/songwriter, and hope he continues to experiment with different musical styles. Expand
  2. PeterS
    Jun 26, 2009
    9
    Some strange reviews from the critics? I found this album very interesting which got better with each listen. It sounds like Mr Nutini is maturing into an excellent songwriter, and I for one really rate the songs on this album. From the opening happy go lucky 10/10 to the beatiful love songs of Growing Up Beside You & Candy, your be very plesantly surprised at this album, if like me you found his first album (These Streets) rather bland. I'll look forward to all future work from a very gifted singer/songwriter, and hope he continues to experiment with different musical styles. Expand
  3. AdamM
    Jul 9, 2009
    2
    Oh god, this is awful. Loved his first album, this is a tired collection of musical cliches that don't generally fit his voice. The musical equivalent of the Matrix sequels - best forgotten. Go get 'These Streets' instead. Expand