I'm certainly not someone who buys much modern music, but do so only when something or someone gets my attention. I don't know much about Odell, but heard some of his material by accident a month or so ago and was rather taken by it. The album doesn't disappoint. It is well produced, performed and written, and Odell comes over as likeable. Yes, there is a lack of variety here, with this being a ballad-led set, but a first album isn't necessarily the right time to go out and take risks. We're not in the 1950s or 1960s when an artist would be given multiple chances to make his mark on the scene. Now, if your first album isn't a hit, you're dropped. Odell presents us with ten songs which concentrate on the style that brought his attention, and there's nothing wrong with that, especially when it's done well. The album IS short (very short, at not much over half an hour), but the deluxe edition adds an extra five tracks, including a wonderful cover of the Randy Newman classic I Think It's Going To Rain Today, which is worth the extra couple of pounds on its own.