Kings & Queens
When Jamie T burst onto the scene with Mercury nominated debut Panic Prevention, there was a feeling it was more style than substance, with his rough London act appearing little more than a gimmick.
But he has returned after two and a half years with one of the most original records of recent times.
Witty and thought-provoking, it lurches between rampant energy and moments of mellow calm.
His obvious talent for weaving gritty tales is underpinned by a strong musical tradition, plucking influences from a variety of sources, be it ska, punk, soul or straight-up rap.
A unique talent and a special album.