Soulful British crooner James Blunt's wistful debut infuses the listener -- in this order -- with rainy-day hope, the wistful comfort of unattainable love, and finally, world-weary resignation. While his parched and effeminate falsetto recalls Gasoline Alley-era Rod Stewart with a healthy dose of Antony and the Johnsons, it's the late Elliott ... Read More

Back to Bedlam [Clean] 2005, Custard/Atlantic

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