Jill Scott - The Light Of The Sun

Ultimately forgettable
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It’s hard to think of this as a 2011 release, so curiously mid-Nineties is the production sound across the album. Lyrically, it is bloated on cliché; take “when I open my eyes and see you / I feel like a breath of fresh air” as one of many examples. It’s perfectly inoffensive stuff, and it will sound innocuous enough burbling away in bookshops and cafes for the next few months, but there is very little here to get you excited, or even make you want to play it a second time. Lolloping along with little desire to vary pace or style, it is ultimately forgettable.

4/10

Words by Gareth James

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