JAMES BAY
ELECTRIC LIGHT  
 
Item# 60256741361
Released: 5/18/2018
Category: Rock & Pop
Media: Compact Discs
Record Label: UNIVERSAL MUSIC VIDEO (UMV)
Price: $15.99   (2 in stock)
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Youve got to tip your hat to James Bay: hes gone for a bold reinvention on album number two and has largely achieved it, even if he doesnt seem to know quite what he wants to reinvent himself as. The Hitchin singer-songwriters 2015 debut The Chaos and the Calm went straight to number one, thanks to its unchallenging acoustic ballads (Hold Back the River has become a wedding fave). He could have repeated the formula, but thats not what Electric Light represents.Instead hes explored a variety of styles, from the indie-rock banger Pink Lemonade to the Bleachers pastiche In My Head. The former is by far the best thing here a sleek, modern update on the mid-noughties New York New Rock Revolution sound that whooshes along like Julian Casablancas straddling a rocket to the stars while the latter is so derivative that it only works if youve not heard of Jack Antonoff and still think the use of autotune is edgy. Just For Tonight is George Ezra doing cheery Springsteen karaoke and lead single Wild Love, apparently inspired by Frank Ocean and Prince, sounds like Bon Iver browsing the sales aisle in a provincial TK Maxx.

   

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Item# Label Media Released Artist Title Price Availability
60254718496UMV3/23/2015  BAY JAMESCHAOS & THE CALM$14.992-10 Days
60256741363UMV5/18/2018  BAY JAMESELECTRIC LIGHT - VINYL$21.991-2 Days