Jake Bugg – On My One

Belated review of my Father’s Day gift. On his third full length, the same soulful acoustic Dylanisms and intriguing, strong songwriting are still here. An artist must grow, and a couple of tracks are drum machine pop r&b, even a hip hop-like track. It may alienate fans of earlier works, but some never want anything to change. These are just natural extensions of his sound, an exploration mission. Bugg remains a fascinating, unapologetic artist growing stronger as he goes. Fully recommended.

19 thoughts on “Jake Bugg – On My One

  1. J. says:

    Na. Still doesn’t do it for me. Lot of praise out there for him, but there’s also praise for Ed Sheeran. No thanks.

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          It absolutely is! They never know the right words, but they sing with gusto!

          People ask ‘do you remember what life was like before you had kids?’ and I say that of course I do. It was awesome, but a lot more selfish. And it’s waaaaaay more awesome now!

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      1. boppinsblog says:

        I have not heard one note from Jake Bugg, but saw this album at the record store and remembered that you really like him. So I thought about it but never bought it. Where would I start with his discography?

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          We do really like him. He’s my daughter’s favourite, still to this day. We’ve been playing Pink Floyd in the car, and they like it well enough, but after a while she always says ‘can we put Jake Bugg back on?’ 🙂

          He’s only got the three records. The first two, Jake Bugg, and Shangri La, are both really great.

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