THIS WEEK’S CD RE­LEASES

The Mail on Sunday - Event - - MUSIC - By Adam Woods

Gre­gory Porter

Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me Decca, out now ★★★★★ Steer­ing clear of Cole’s ear­lier work, cross­over star Porter plunges into stan­dards (Bal­le­rina, L-O-V -E) and bal­lads (Miss Otis Re­grets), while find­ing per­sonal sig­nif­i­cance in I Won­der Who My Daddy Is. A bit too much syrup – but plenty of love and charm.

Paloma Faith

The Ar­chi­tect RCA, out Fri­day ★★★★★ Faith’s fourth record is a com­pen­dium of con­tem­po­rary is­sues: she’s got a gen­derneu­tral baby and songs about Brexit (Guilty) and male emo­tional vul­ner­a­bil­ity (Cry­baby). Mu­si­cally, though, it’s still retro-pop of a de­pend­able kind.

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