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James Blunt: Marching To A New Beat

Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, 24 April 2005

GENETICALLY, JAMES Blunt is much too posh to rock. Public school (Harrow), a top university (Bristol), Sandhurst and a commission in the Household Cavalry is not the established career path for an aspiring singer-songwriter. However, his debut album, Back to Bedlam, is a compulsive, gorgeous slow-burner, packed with solid hooks and love songs with a twist, all delivered in the voice of a fallen angel.

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