MIGUELWar & Leisure (Sony)MiguelS fourth album strikes a deft balance between Michael Jacksons disco years and the fuzzy R&B of Drake and The Weeknd.The production, drum machines to the fore, is uneven, but the creamy Californian crooner shines brightly on mellow ballads such as Wolf and Now.JEFF LYNNES ELOWembley Or Bust (Sony)Recorded at Wembley Stadium in June, this CD/ DVD celebrates ELOs flawless blend of pop and classical.Rockaria has some suitably operatic flourishes, while the overblown 10538 Overture was the template for Oasiss Be Here Now.It turns out they’ve been dating for almost three years! They met as JYP trainees and connected through music.
FOY VANCELive In London (Gingerbread Man)Mentored by Elton John and Ed Sheeran, the Irish singer-songwriter is in excellent voice on this solo show at Londons Union Chapel.They initially denied the romance and said they were just friends—in part, Blake Lively revealed to "I remember there was one point where we were just afraid of how our personal lives overlapping our work life could be perceived by our bosses," Lively said."[But then] we were like, ‘Oh no, that’s exactly what they want.’ They wanted us all to date.He spends as much time talking as singing, but the simple setting suits his informal approach.He augments Van Morrison-like originals with piano and ukulele and adds rambling anecdotes to a cover of Tom Pettys Free FallinCHARLI XCXPop2 (Asylum)Fresh from making one of the pop singles of the summer in Boys, Charli XCX takes a sidestep on this mix tape, made on tour and released digitally.
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