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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. 60
    The gravel voice and self-penned songs are distinctive, and though he's not beyond over-emoting, this stakes claim on a wide territory in a bold manner. [Jul 2009, p.95]
  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 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 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 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