Jack Peñate, 'Matinée' (XL)

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Matinee
Critical Mass
Label: XL

by Jon Young

With enough exuberance to illuminate his native London, singer/songwriter Jack Peñate sounds as if he'd be overjoyed to lead a Hall & Oates cover band. However, the lad crafts his own radiant brand of pop: Don't even try to resist "Run for Your Life" or "Second, Minute or Hour," featuring the immortal rhyme "I act stupid / Due to Cupid." Occasionally, you wish Peñate would just calm down already -- even the ballads feel a little rushed -- but his ordinarybloke vocals and eager hooks never fail to please. Note to Lily Allen: Please cover "Have I Been a Fool?" ASAP.

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