Olly Murs

Olly Murs

I wish I could leave my review at just that, but I think it would be a bit of a cop out just because I want to go and get some soup from the café across the road… so, because I'm supposed to know about music, I'll give it a go.

First off, I told Olly this and I'll tell you as well, we thought he should have won the X Factor all those 365 (or so) days ago, but whilst we were buying copies of the Rage Against The Machine album by the shedload last Christmas, we're happy to see Olly has produced an album to shout about.

I'm also happy to report that it's not an album of covers which tends to be the route of choice for so many of the X Factor rejects. Not a single one. Olly has actually engaged his brain, put pen to paper and written tracks that are true to himself and his sound, and that in itself is reason to give it a spin.

The album reminds you of what those cartoon milkmen in the CoCo Pops advert would be listening to if someone hadn't stuck "I got the power!" over the top of the ad by mistake and the bosses just couldn't be bothered to mess about taking it off again.

Whilst his vocals are often compared to Will Young and we bang on about him being mates with Robbie Williams, this album proves that Olly is an artist in his own right, and to be honest, he draws upon a sound that isn't comparable to anyone else.

Yes, it's another album about loving and losing, but it's chipper and is bound to put a spring in your step from beginning to end.

FemaleFirst - Ruth Harrison

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