Ok, since I'm an American, I suppose I don't know squat about this kind of music. Well, I can't think of a better UK artist at the moment, although Morrissey's comeback was certainly a highlight. The thing that makes this songwriter so special, is the presentation of the music. The ballads, the waltz like style of some of the songs, the harpsichord and string arrangements etc. The one thing I've never seen mentioned about this performer is his uncanny resemblance to John Lennon. I'm sure being American that I've missed this completely. If I could buy a ticket to see one performer it would be this guy. I'm not sure if he can pull it off live. Maybe the studio is his kingdom. Whatever way this 3 cd collection is just about the most fantastic thing I've heard all summer.