All about the voice...,
This review is from: Bella (Audio CD)
This album showcases Teddy Thompson's incredible vocal talents very well and it is a mellifluous and finely crafted piece of work. There is recurrent lyrical theme running through Bella; it would seem that Teddy has relationships (or perhaps the lack of them) on his mind. As has been documented in the music press, some of the lyrics are uncomfortably toe curling. This is in contrast to his previous album in which the lyrics were quirky, intelligent and at times wryly self deprecating. We learn that he is looking for a girl 'who's good in bed but knows when its time to knock it on the head' while informing us that 'I could have her any time' on the albums least interesting track The One I Can't Have. The somewhat juvenile nature of these lyrics detract from the quality of music on offer here and this is a pity.
But then to hear Teddy cruise through the stunning 'Delilah' is to forgive all.
Young Danny, York ,UK.