Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is wiser than his years. 27 short years on this planet has rarely made anyone else write such introspective and profound music. This is another album recommended to me by my amazing roommate, Benny Wise. Everything he has ever recommended to me is great and this is no exception. Paolo Nutini is brilliant.
After the free digital release of his first album These Streets in 2006, he climbed to the top of the charts in the UK and continued to make music that any music critic would have a hard time speaking negatively about. Caustic Love received extremely positive reviews from critics worldwide and many have said it’s the best R&B album to come out of the UK since the 70’s. Taking influence from Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Prince, D’Angelo and many more – this album is a complete package tied up with a bow and sealed with a kiss. Lyrics that make you rewind and re-listen, groovy beats that make you want to get out of your seat and a voice that would melt the coldest ice… if you haven’t sat down with this album and given it a good, long listen yet – you are only hurting yourself. I can’t pick a favorite song off the album – but wow, the message behind Iron Sky is powerful. Listen here: