Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg
Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 15 April 2013
JAKE BUGG is a 19-year-old from a Nottingham housing project whose self-titled debut topped the U.K. pop charts late last year, somewhat astonishingly, with songs that seem steeped in The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The "Chirping" Crickets and A Date With the Everly Brothers. Alongside Mumford & Sons, Frank Turner and other back-to-basics Brits, Bugg is making artisanal folk rock with Whole Foods-scale ambition. On a table sagging with big-box pop, it's a small revelation.
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