Paolo Nutini releases Caustic Love winning over fans and critics
16 Apr 2014
Paolo Nutini released his third album, Caustic Love, on 14 April receiving rave reviews from critics.
After premiering the lead single, Scream (Funk Up My Life), in January there was a lot of talk about what to expect from Paolo’s third album. However, he didn’t disappoint with critics giving it a resounding thumbs up.
Caustic Love is the follow up to the ska influenced 2009 album Sunny Side Up.The Guardian offered the album four stars and it made it onto their list of ‘Five albums you need to hear this week’. The Guardian said, “Impressive set of Motown-influenced potential hits.”
Meanwhile, The Independent went as far as saying, “It’s an unqualified success: Caustic Love may be the best UK R&B album since the 1970s blue-eyed-soul heyday of Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker.” and gave the album five stars.
The Metro only gave the album three stars and commented,” For those of us who have never been particularly won over by Nutini’s indie blue-eyed soul, this will still feel a bit too Radio 2 – but it marks a definite musical coming of age.”
His native town are also a fan of the album with The Scotsman giving the album four stars and rounding it up as, “His delivery is often strikingly powerful, his songs creditably memorable, and his co-production of this record suggests a man comfortably in control of his own direction.”
Following the success of his album, Paolo Nutini will tour UK and Ireland in May and June. He will also perform at several festivals throughout the summer including T in the Park. Tickets to see Paolo Nutini are now on sale.
Paolo Nutini tour dates
Manchester O2 Apollo (24)
Usher Hall, Edinburgh (27)
Bridlington Spa (28)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (30)
Brighton Centre (31)
Norwich UEA (2)
The Roundhouse, London (3)
Harbourside, Bristol (25)