Jamie Cullum – Momentum

After all these years Jamie Cullum still sounds like an energetic whippersnapper. His new release Momentum is like the Energizer Bunny on crack: it keeps on going. Once the speedy, snappy “The Same Thing” started, it just doesn’t stop. With his piercing vocals combined with endless poppy loops, Momentum gets annoying rather quick. “Love for $ale” is a $ad-a$$ remake of Cole Porter’s classic. The hip-hop beat, the tacky singing and the elementary rapping make the tune highly irritating. As the album title suggested, Momentum signifies speed but without substance.