Jamie T: Panic Prevention (Virgin)

With commendable audacity, Sarf London urchin Jamie T has spent the past year casting himself as amore gobby, less articulate Mike Skinner fronting The Libertines.

10th February, 2007

With commendable audacity, Sarf London urchin Jamie T has spent the past year casting himself as amore gobby, less articulate Mike Skinner fronting The Libertines. This is somewhat rich, given his actual middle-class upbringing on the mean streets of Wimbledon.

His debut album isn’t without its charms, particularly on the choppy guitar chords of Salvador and the Saturday-night-out narrative of Stella (which features an unexpected and effective cameo by John Betjeman), but nobody who heard...

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