R&B / Soul
As 2013 state-of-the-art urban pop goes, Home is where it’s at. Rudimental have demonstrated that they know how to produce a hands-in-the-air anthem ( Feel the Love ), with vocalist John Newman helping reach for the stars, but that’s just one arrow in the quiver of the Hackney four-piece. Home throws itself around with great abandon to create a superb, vibrant canvas of diverse sounds and styles. There are contemporary artful shimmies ( Spoons ), slamming hip-hop rubs (Angel Haze showing her skills on Hell Could Freeze ) and, of course, Emeli Sandé (Ms Ubiquity 2012 channels Shara Nelson on More Than Anything ). Sandé isn’t alone in the guest vocalist galley; there’s also good work done by Foxes and rising Irish-Thai singer Sinead Harnett. This year’s great multi-everything pop party has just started.
Download: Feel the Love, Hell Could Freeze, More Than Anything