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Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge

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AEPT 87390
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British artist Jamie T has a new album out now on Epitaph Records (U.S.) called Carry On The Grudge. Jamie T is a gold-selling, Mercury prize-nominated artist from Wimbledon, South London and this is his first proper U.S. release. According to NME, Jamie T is "one of the most original, exciting musicians of the last decade." And The Guardian defines him as "a modern original."

Jamie T has released two albums already. The first is Panic Prevention (a Mercury Prize-nominated album) in 2007 and Kings & Queens in 2009. Five years have passed since Jamie T has released music. During the stretch, the punk-inspired singer-songwriter (born Jamie Alexander Treays) went traveling in America on an isolated but essential voyage of self-discovery. Perhaps this is why Carry On The Grudge contains a pensive air of personal sadness and longing. Words fit snugly into melody, there are rattling post-Clash rhythms, with irreverent tips of the hat to Prince Buster, Madness and The Who.

"Snarling and rapping his smart lyrics since 2007, the genre-spanning Jamie T. pops his heads up once in a while, grabs some NME awards, and lands on various Best Albums of the Year lists, and then disappears into the ether, perhaps unhappy that he's been tagged as pop music's future. Carry on the Grudge is a brilliant title for Comet Jamie T.'s 2014 return because five years off and he's still snarling at the injustice in the world, but as opener 'Limits Lie' displays, he's able to take this universal hurt on at a bluesman's pace, making the high-volume weeping and wailing during the song's chorus quite effective. An ode to the Clash, the great 'Zombie' sounds like Damon Albarn did the singing, the Black Keys did the playing, and Shaun Ryder wrote the lyrics, while 'Rabbit Hole' is the rap-rock revolution that U2 toyed with, now perfected. All these cool influences and Jamie is still an identifiable artist as the poignancy and the wordplay here is entirely T., and with 'Love Is Only a Heartbeat Away,' he's reached a new plateau, offering 'you better save it for your darkest of days' over an acoustic guitar as Warren Zevon smiles from above. Shame he's keeping a twice-a-decade pace, but this album should stick to the bones for twice that long, likely longer." — AllMusic


1. Side 1
2. 1. Limits Lie
3. 2. Don’t You Find
4. 3. Turn On The Light
5. 4. Zombie
6. 5. The Prophet
7. 6. Mary Lee
Side 2
9. 7. Trouble
10. 8. Rabbit Hole
11. 9. Peter
12. 10. Love Is Only A Heartbeat Away
13. 11. Murder Of Crows
14. 12. They Told Me It Rained

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