Foundling David Gray's best known for "Babylon," a chilled- chardonnay folk-pop hit so lovely and British, it charmed Prince Charles. Since then, the singer-songwriter's profile has… Foundling David Gray's best known for "Babylon," a chilled- chardonnay folk-pop hit so lovely and British, it charmed Prince Charles. Since then, the singer-songwriter's profile has… 2010-08-17 David Gray (Musician) Pop
Music Review

Foundling (2010)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2010; Lead Performance: David Gray (Musician); Genre: Pop

David Gray's best known for ''Babylon,'' 
 a chilled-
chardonnay folk-pop hit so lovely and British, it charmed Prince Charles. Since then, the singer-songwriter's profile has gotten more 
 modest, and that average-bloke vibe suits him as he trades electro-acoustic filigree for a rootsier sound. Carried by his gruff voice, Foundling's all warm arrangements and real emotion. There's no ''Babylon'' here — and he doesn't need one. B+

Download These:
Cheap-merlot boogie Only the Wine at amazon.com
Piano weepie Forgetting at amazon.com

See all of this week's reviews

Originally posted Aug 11, 2010 Published in issue #1116-1117 Aug 20, 2010 Order article reprints
Advertisement

From Our Partners