Staying at Tamara's

George Ezra - Staying at Tamara's
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #765 / 833
User Score
Based on 116 ratings
2018 Ratings: #577
Liked by 2 people
March 23, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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It’s this blend of new-found maturity and crowd-pleasing choruses that transform Ezra’s second offering into the perfect progression from the sound of his debut.


Writing everywhere from the idyllic Isle of Skye to a sun-kissed Barcelona apartment; escapism is the order of the day.

God Is in the TV

Staying At Tamara’s is an 11-track showcase of George Ezra’s growth as an artist, and highlighting both his lyrical and professional evolution, the collection means this singer-songwriter has deservedly overcome the many challenges that face many artists when trying to maintain their careers after a phenomenal first album.


A record full of eternal optimism and wholesome joy from one of the nation’s most direct and soaring songwriters.

The Guardian

These are songs destined to soundtrack supermarket adverts extolling the convivial virtues of barbecuing. They stand up to scrutiny about as well as a cheap sausage, but slip down just as easily.


Although it will sound perfect in the arenas of the land this summer, for those of us who were blown away by early tracks like Budapest and Cassy O, there’s a lot on this follow-up that plays a bit too safe.

Spectrum Culture

While this sophomore effort shows a desire to expand beyond folky guitar to incorporate numerous musical influences—and successfully executes this plan—Ezra’s songwriting comes up short.


George Ezra's Staying at Tamara's is upbeat and light to a fault, a microcosm of cheer mostly blissfully unaware of the chaotic world around it.

The Observer

Staying at Tamara’s defining mood is one of unchallenging, and unflinching, politeness. It will doubtless be huge.

The first half of this album is very promising, it kept me engaged and I loved the instrumentals, vocals and pretty much all of the songs. However, the second half of the album is so boring and I honestly was counting the seconds for the songs to end. These songs aren't experimental and I couldn't find a way to enjoy them at all.

✅ Shotgun | Hold My Girl | Only a Human
honestly who needs waterboarding and sleep deprivation when george ezra is providing fullproof interrogation techniques w shotgun
only shotgun I want to ride in is a double barrel after listening to this
as genuine as ever
Original Rating: 62/100

Staying at Tamara's is far from an ambitious artistic endeavour though it isn't completely stale either. The record doesn't quite contain the splash of hits that can be found on George Ezra's debut but it does have its better moments. I've always really liked his vocal work and he comes across as warm and genuine as ever here. The aim of the instrumentation is to be uplifting through simplicity and while that can get repetitive it succeeds for the most part. However, I ... read more
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Track List

  1. Pretty Shining People
  2. Don't Matter Now
  3. Get Away
  4. Shotgun
  5. Paradise
  6. All My Love
  7. Sugarcoat
  8. Hold My Girl
  9. Saviour (feat. First Aid Kit)
  10. Only a Human
  11. The Beautiful Dream
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Added on: January 24, 2018