The Pursuit

  • Record Label: Decca
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2010
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The Michael Buble-averse among us are in for a very pleasant revelation. [26 Mar 2010, p.69]
  2. While many artists sound anything but comfortable breaking these kinds of musical barriers, Cullum proves once again that he sounds most like himself when the walls come tumbling down.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    So we get stomping piano pop hits (I'm All Over It), supper-club R&B (a cover of Rihanna's Don't Stop The Music) and finger-clicken' ruminations on the stage of the planet (Wheels, If I Ruled the World). Proof the thrill is in the chase. [Dec 2009, p.111]
  4. Too many songs on The Pursuit paint their singer as an un-self-conscious lout, too sure of his hand (“We Run Things”) or his taste (“Mixtape”) or his centrality in the world (“Wheels”).
  5. Much of The Pursuit mines this fertilely mellow vein, producing a bunch of understatedly melodic music whose consistency only suggests that Cullum should stop dabbling with detours and just accept his strength as a soft rock singer/songwriter.
  6. This is exuberant music that shouldn’t seem too jazzy for radio listeners, even if Cullum does include a lightening piano solo in the middle.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 3, 2015
    8
    I'm not professional musician or expert of it. However I'm sure that this album seems enough to satisfy for people who likes jazz becauseI'm not professional musician or expert of it. However I'm sure that this album seems enough to satisfy for people who likes jazz because songs in this album perform their own rhythm by Jamie's band and his voice. I recommend this album to someone who listen jazz at first because it is not heavy or origin of jazz, so you can listen comfortably. Full Review »