Sunday, July 18, 2010

Praise Tom Jones


NORMALLY if the thought of a grizzled old Welshman excites you, you’d probably be a grizzled old Welshwoman.
But everyone should make an exception for Tom Jones - who for the hundredth-odd time has come back with the cool once again with new album Praise And Blame.
A tour through a collection of spiritual American standards from Johnny Cash-esque confessionals like What Good Am I? to the pumped up numbers like Don’t Knock, Jones strips back his art to its most exposed, raw sound yet - Sex Bomb this ain’t.
Instead it's something fresh, something challenging and something progressive, and I applaud Jones for doing it.


  1. Tom Jones has consistently surprised me, and I'm glad to hear that he's found yet another new musical area to explore. Thanks for posting this!

  2. No problem. I have to say I approached the LP with trepidation, but I was pretty much blown away, especially by the slower numbers - it's something I've never heard him do before.


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