Sam Smith — The Thrill of It All ANALYSIS & REVIEW

Published 11/11/2017

“Thrilling” is not a word I’d use to describe anything about this album. There was simply a lack of strong musical decisions in moments that mattered most, with Smith relying heavily on an inner ear that isn’t very developed or nuanced. These moments that mattered the most were not the giant gospel chorus swells or intricate vocal riffs, although I must say…