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Jamie Woon


Debut album from the well hyped South-East Londoner, dealing in that slippery non-genre of post dubstep / soul / R&B

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  1. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    There are enough moments on here to convince that Woon is a very special talent
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  2. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    By combining underground sensibilities with a background in classic songwriting, Woon has delivered a solid effort that justifies the early hype
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  3. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    One assured and beguiling hybrid of UK bass pressure and slick blue-eyed soul
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  4. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    In any genre, it’s a great album
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  5. 8.0 |   BBC

    A new compound from the timeless spirit of the blues
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  6. 8.0 |   AU Review

    Now only one question remains: could he beat James Blake in a fight?
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  7. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    With Mirrorwriting Woon proves to be a genuinely exciting British soul star in the making
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  8. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    He has developed the rare ability to make quietness impressive
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  9. 8.0 |

    It's an album of two halves, it seems, both with the power to charm and excite, albeit in entirely different ways
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A deft, accomplished debut from someone who appears willing to take the time to fine-tune his talent
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  11. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Mirrorwriting confirms Woon as a man capable of a making truly remarkable music... unfortunately, this is not it
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  12. 7.5 |   The 405

    Each song carries its own well-crafted hook and impeccable delivery
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  13. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Still relevant and still an impressive first salvo from an artist who hopefully can make an impact yet, Mirrorwriting is very much worth the price of entry
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  14. 7.0 |   NME

    Undoubtedly [post-dubstep's] most commercial and accessible offering to date
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  15. 6.0 |   State

    This is bedsit music for the 21st century
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  16. 6.0 |   Q

    A quietly accomplished record. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   Uncut

    An affecting voice that falls somewhere between John Martyn and Craig David. Print edition only

  18. 6.0 |   The Fly

    ‘Mirrorwriting’ may prove irresistible, but you might just feel dirty afterwards.
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  19. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    His tremulous, medieval folk singer voice makes it perfectly bearable
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    You are left wanting more extreme flourishes. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   Clash

    Comparisons to The xx are apt, with several tracks echoing that band’s haunted nocturnal chic and post-dubstep vibe.
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  22. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The ambition of it all is commendable and yet, whilst listening, you get a niggling sense that it’s all a bit forced and fallacious, even
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  23. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Woon has also absorbed the lessons of the xx, and has written a great deal of space and claustrophobia into his dozen album tracks
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  24. 6.0 |   The Fly

    Woon balances between sounding genuinely brilliant and, in turn, like a modern day Craig David
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  25. 5.0 |   The Quietus

    Falls short of the genre-bending pop-step that Woon clearly has his sights set on
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  26. 5.0 |   Bowlegs

    Mirrorwriting is actually a slick tour of conventional pop R&B
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  27. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    This is pop, and as pop, Mirrorwriting showcases a slick but uninventive pastiche of rhythm and soul
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