James Morrison: Undiscovered (Polydor)

Until a few months ago, James Morrison was supporting Corinne Bailey-Rae on tour, an appropriate state of affairs, seeing as he’s basically her white, male equivalent: photogenic, well-produced, surfing a vast wave of record company hype and as bland

5th August, 2006

Until a few months ago, James Morrison was supporting Corinne Bailey-Rae on tour, an appropriate state of affairs, seeing as he’s basically her white, male equivalent: photogenic, well-produced, surfing a vast wave of record company hype and as bland as all hell.

In his interviews, Morrison pays lip service to all the usual influences (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding) but his own material sounds like a one-man version of Toploader or Maroon...

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