Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Funny how the UK rock press works, innit?
Just a month or so ago this soulful, young Welsh singer who has a mainline to Dionne Warwick, Spector girl groups and Motown was being hailed as the next big thing/one to watch etc.
Her record company had slipped out an advance sampler CD/7 inch which was so terrific it was posted here at Elsewhere about three months back as a very early heads-up.
Now of course with the album's release the UK press as starting the backlash already, suggesting that well, maybe the album isn't quite as great as we first thought and that maybe Duffy . . .
Wha'evuh, as the Queen says.
Fact is that Duffy has a great voice, these songs stand multiple repeat plays and they actually say something too. So let us ignore the cynics and get on with enjoying ourselves shall we?
Some classic neo-soul songs here, all with one foot (and the whole of their heart) in the classics of yesteryear.
And you heard it here months ago.