Album Review: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Sam Duckworth's third album finds him stuck in the same folk-pop cycle, one which doesn't seem to be ending any time soon

I want so hard to like [a]Sam Duckworth[/a]’s third album. The way his laptop folk-pop seems so quaintly out of time in a chillwave world, his doggedly chip-shouldered insistence on dragging protest politics into pop, the way he’s just totally not cool. All this makes me want to love him, all the more so because he’d expect NME to hate this record. Unfortunately, the dated B&Q ad drum’n’bass of the [a]Shy FX[/a]-featuring ‘Collapsing Cities’, the polished acoustic mawk of ‘The Uprising’ and the frankly [a]Sting[/a]-ish co-opting of [a]Baaba Maal[/a] for a guest slot on ‘All Of This Is Yours’ will just not allow me to do it. Damn you, Duckworth!

Duncan Gillespie

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