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Listen Up: Paolo Nutini's "Candy"

Listen Up: Paolo Nutini's "Candy"


Over time I've heard praise here and there for Scottish musician Paolo Nutini, but I never really paid attention. Now his newest album Sunny Side Up is topping UK album charts (with Black Eyed Peas topping the singles list), and I figure it's high time I sit down and take a real listen.

Young Nutini is only 22, but he has the voice of an old soul. Something about this song "Candy" reminds me of music from decades ago, a kind of folksy sound that reminds me of the '60s, with some rockin' drum crescendos and a bit of darkness woven in. It's not particularly memorable as a tune, but it's lovely and sweet (like . . . wait for it . . . candy) while it lasts.

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