11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After two triumphant albums of piano-powered pop, London singer-songwriter Tom Odell has his feet firmly enough on the ground that he wrote and recorded Jubilee Road mostly from his living room. His third album is inspired by the friendships he formed living in East London. Odell’s memories from the terraced street include intimate tales of kissing in hallways (“Half As Good As You”) and failed-actor neighbors (“Don’t Belong in Hollywood”). The key-thumping “Son of an Only Child” channels his inner Elton John; he even declares, “I’m a rocket man” over its euphoric pop riffs. While this is his most upbeat album to date, the tender “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Tonight” is tailor-made to soundtrack failed romances everywhere.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After two triumphant albums of piano-powered pop, London singer-songwriter Tom Odell has his feet firmly enough on the ground that he wrote and recorded Jubilee Road mostly from his living room. His third album is inspired by the friendships he formed living in East London. Odell’s memories from the terraced street include intimate tales of kissing in hallways (“Half As Good As You”) and failed-actor neighbors (“Don’t Belong in Hollywood”). The key-thumping “Son of an Only Child” channels his inner Elton John; he even declares, “I’m a rocket man” over its euphoric pop riffs. While this is his most upbeat album to date, the tender “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Tonight” is tailor-made to soundtrack failed romances everywhere.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
Georgehaze ,

The single sold me!

I rarely purchase entire albums from artists of which I'm unfamiliar but, after hearing the single "If you Wanna Love Somebody", I knew that the money would not go to waste.

Bring on the album!

Just dis kid ,

Weakest release

Poorest release to date. A large step down from what was only mediocre music before.

HamisH.Hamilton ,

Awesome album!

I really like most of the songs here.

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