Home Again After touring with Adele and signing to the U.K. label run by Mumford & Sons' bassist, the British crooner has earned such a devoted following… Home Again After touring with Adele and signing to the U.K. label run by Mumford & Sons' bassist, the British crooner has earned such a devoted following… 2012-07-17 Michael Kiwanuka R&B Cherry Tree
Music Review

Home Again (2012)

OLD-SCHOOL JAMS Kiwanuka's warm, vintage sound makes him the latest hipster obsession
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OLD-SCHOOL JAMS Kiwanuka's warm, vintage sound makes him the latest hipster obsession
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 17, 2012; Lead Performance: Michael Kiwanuka; Genre: R&B; Production: Cherry Tree

After touring with Adele and signing to the U.K. label run by Mumford & Sons' bassist, the British crooner has earned such a devoted following of Anglophile hipsters, you'd think he created Downton Abbey. Luckily, he earns that love on his debut Home Again, which blends warm vintage soul with the cozy acoustic vibe of West London's pub scene. From the jazzy folk of ''I'm Getting Ready'' to the lush flutes and horns of ''Tell Me a Tale,'' Kiwanuka smolders. He sounds like a young Terry Callier, and he's got just enough old-school charm to make younger listeners Google who that is. B+

Best Tracks:
I'm Getting Ready
Tell Me a Tale
Home Again
Originally posted Jul 11, 2012 Published in issue #1216 Jul 20, 2012 Order article reprints
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