It’s a talent for smallness in spite of showy surroundings, an Englishness that’s as convincing as anything Jamie T, Mike Skinner or Lily Allen has produced, infiltrating the upper echelons of the American music establishment. And, ultimately, it’s this Englishness, rather than its American champion, that makes Straight No Chaser truly worth the effort.»
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following the success of his massive hit single 'supernova', mr hudson releases his new album 'straight no chaser'. it is a take-no-prisoners collection of monster pop hooks, shiny plastic synths, vocoder vocals, and piercingly lyrical songs of love and disaster, heartache and hope. 'straight no chaser' is chock full of punchy, singalong pop songs, such as glam slamming 'white lies', electro anthem 'knew we were trouble', lyrically twisting relationship drama 'stiff upper lip', bar room gospel hymn 'lift your head' and consoling ballad 'time'. "i think it's a great time in pop music," says mr hudson. "cos no one gives a shit about the supposed divisions between hip hop and guitar music anymore, they want to hear everything all in one go, the best of all these worlds, and they want it in two minutes, which suits me. this is a pop album. it's my greatest hits. its about blowing up and busting out. its me saying goodbye to normality. my bags are in the hall. i've got my laptop and my passport and i'm gone."
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