Jamie Lenman – Devolver

Having a cover like this makes me wonder if this is something interesting, surely theatrical, probably unexpected. The guy is said to be a chameleon but I don’t like all aspects of that making this album inconsistent. Some tracks are blowing my mind (Personal is a new favourite), some are not what I would expect but still great (Body Popping is like that), and there are some that I don’t dig (and no point in listing such). I especially love the ones that have the undeniable mark of Trent Reznor and not because I want to hear him echo everywhere but because Lenman takes some stuff with him and makes it his own and it is really awesome what comes out (hear in Mississippi). All in all this shit is runner-up for my Top 10 in 2017. Again something that I didn’t see coming.