Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Ronson can certainly put an album together. ‘Bang Bang Bang’ opens up with its spaghetti western soul before fourteen marquee collaborations find us smiling along to Q-Tip, Boy George, Cathy Dennis and Ghostface Killah. It’s orchestral pop with enough timeless instrumentation to perhaps blag into the pantheon of decent pop.
‘Lose It’ feat. Ghostface Killah is a genuinely great track, yet ‘The Bike Song’ badly flops, imitating a dodgy Human League demo. Intensely well produced, but purveying inconsistent wares it’s perhaps one for shuffle: coffee table cannon fodder with occasional glimpses of individualism.
Words by Matthew Bennett