Top critical review
Good effort, but could be better
12 October 2018
Jess Glynne's debut album I Cry When I Laugh was played on a loop for months on my iPod. It was catchy, infectious, and perfectly showcased her beautiful voice. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Always In Between which is, as the name suggests, fairly average. It seemed to be released without much notice and easily slips under the radar due to the lack of originality in the album. Many of the songs reminiscent of others Jess has released, while a few others are repetitive and worthy of fast forwarding. There are a couple still that are very soulful, perfectly displaying what Jess is capable of.
I remain a huge fan of Jess Glynne. She has incredible talent and a unique voice, as well as a zest for life that comes across in her lyrics and interviews. I just think she could have done better in her second album which, while worth a listen, doesn't 'wow' in the same way her debut did.