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Making Time

Jamie Woon

Making Time

Second album of post dubstep / soul / R&B from the South-East Londoner

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  1. 8.0 |   Clash

    He's matured both as a singer and a songwriter, and the tracks now have the hooks to make them linger in the memory rather than fade away instantaneously
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Woon might have been expected to return with a dancefloor-focused second album, but instead he’s taken the soul road, and it sounds like a brilliant statement of intent
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  3. 8.0 |   The FT

    A set of songs that make lingering seem the most pleasurable of activities
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Given how relaxed and poised the whole sequence plays out, Woon could have fooled his audience into thinking that he and his partners merely rolled into the studio without any ideas and knocked the whole thing out in a couple weeks
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  5. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Sumptuously slick, and with the humidity of a tropical locale. Make sure you make time for Making Time
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It does make for a sophisticated make-out record
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  7. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s hard to find much fault with this collection of smart, soulful work
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  8. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Woon has, from the start, been his strongest when he lets his voice say everything that’s necessary. This might come across as traditionalist, but that is OK. With songs this good, little else needs to be said
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  9. 6.7 |   The Observer

    The album sags a little in the middle but there is much here to justify a nearly five-year wait
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  10. 6.0 |   NME

    Woon could have done with pursuing the harder edge of ‘Movement’ a bit more. But he does things his own way and, for the most part, that’s a very good thing
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  11. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It's not an album that leaps out and clouts the listener round the head but, then again, it was unlikely it ever would be
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  12. 6.0 |   Q

    Compared to the rapid evolution happening elsewhere, Woon here sounds like he's performing with the safety-catch on. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   DIY

    Ultimately ‘Making Time’’s strength is in asserting exactly what Woon specialises in.
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  14. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Woon is an oddball, even in the twitchy pop world of London
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  15. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    While the musical palette makes more use of jazz and psychedelic echoes and whispers, Woon’s voice is the main act
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  16. 5.0 |   Beardfood

    While the music is groovy enough and the bass is smooth, it's all too anonymous
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