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Scott Matthews - The Great Untold (Shedio)

Star rating: 
4

This album, made up of stripped-back songs, holds our attention through its poetic beauty, it's simplicity and it's restrained atmosphere throughout. The Wolverhampton-born singer songwriter has shown remarkable progress since he arrived on the scene twelve years ago with his debut album PASSING STRANGER and his sound is very much now established. There's a warmth and honesty about Scott's vocal delivery, which is unmistakably his own. Yes, there are comparisons to those who went before, and I have to concede that were Island still making sampler LPs like Bumpers and Nice Enough To Eat, then Scott Matthews' songs would be placed precisely where the Nick Drake songs were on the 1970 records (AW)