Album Reviews

Albums by Jessie Ware, Jogging, Ginnels, While She Sleeps, Seams and The Darkness.

18th August, 2012
Devotion by Jessie Ware: soothing and gloriously scatty.

Jessie Ware: Devotion (Island)

Soothing and gloriously scatty, Jessie Ware's full-length debut blends an old-school take on soul with minimalist beats that recall former collaborator SBTRKT. While moments - not least recent single Sweet Talk - can sound distinctly like a dated R&B outtake, Ware's sporadic left-field takes on romance and the enviable silkiness of her vocal demand attention.

The bouncy peaks of the piano-driven Running and the heart-broken desolation of the title...

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