Park Bench Theories - Jamie Scott & The Town

2007-11-06 09:26
Fans of guitar-playing acoustic songwriters are always on the hopeful lookout for someone like this. But Jamie’s oh-poor-me-themed lyrics range from bad to worse, to abysmal, and the beginnings of good grooves collapse into cheesy, it's-been-done choruses that give sensitivity a bad name. "I'm a flower soaking in the rain"? Nuff said.

- Jean Barker

For the first 20 seconds of the opening track, Jamie Scott sounds like the new big thing: like James Blunt without the helium-bunny vocals meets a poppier Tim Buckley.

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