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A soul stirring

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Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is fully embracing the sound of vintage soul on his third studio album, but it's still his voice that sets him apart 


Before the world saw the new crop of guitar-toting male singer-songwriters, including Jake Bugg, Tom Odell and George Ezra, there had already been a handful of post-millennial troubadours such as James Blunt, James Morrison and Paolo Nutini. Now most of us are probably familiar with both Jameses (more so with Blunt, whose plaintive single You're Beautiful can still be heard, albeit in the bossa nova reincarnation, in most local cafes today). Nutini, on the other hand, is a less well-known figure here even though he has been churning out songs that were just as good — if not better.

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