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Will Young - Let it go

Post by Baz on Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:42 am



Surely the greatest compliment you can pay Will Young is that in 2008, six years on, you barely remember that he rose to fame as the winner of the very first Pop Idol. The reasons are simple: he's actually talented. And not just in that cheeky, boy-next-door, anybody's-mum-would-like-him way; but as a singer. A distinctive set of pipes, a firm sense of soul dynamics and now, with Let It Go, a mature way of approaching his craft.

Let It Go is filled with insights gained through heartache and self-doubt. And like say, George Michael, he uses these elements to his advantage, gilding glossy mid-paced r 'n' b with that distinctive warble. This is an older, stronger Will. There's little of startling originality here (Love could be by George, while also nicking the bassline from Billie Jean) but frankly it's so well done that nobody's complaining. This is emotive stuff that avoids being too mushy and lingers in the brain, in a good way.

And while he may not have the Wham star's musicological nouse, there's a sense that he's been on a journey and found the place where he's happiest, producing soul pop gems filled with hook after hook. The journey's all laid out in the opener, Changes, and from that point on this is an easy ride through top tune heaven.

The only low point comes with Disconnected where Will emulates the worst, sappiest balads of Michael jackson. He's better than such material. Yet, overall, Let It Go may even be destined to be his classic; the album that finds its way into the hearts of a million households and confirms him as one of our premier pop statesmen. It's generation-straddling perfection.


Tracklist

1. Changes



2. Grace
3. Won't Look Down



4. Tell Me the Worst



5. I Won't Give Up
6. Disconnected



7. If Love Equals Nothing
8. Love
9. Simple Philosophy
10. Let It Go
11. Are You Happy
12. You Don 't Know
13. Free My Mind


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Post by jackie 46 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:33 am

I have the album are you surprised? Very Happy
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Post by Baz on Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:42 am

No. You have told me. Rolling Eyes

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Post by jackie 46 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:43 am

It's a great album.
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Post by Baz on Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:45 am

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Post by jackie 46 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:47 am

Very Happy
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Post by jackie 46 on Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:05 am

Been listening to it today Very Happy
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Post by Baz on Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:57 am

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Post by jackie 46 on Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:14 am

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Post by jackie 46 on Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:20 am

Let It Go is a great song.
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