The Theory Of Whatever

Jamie T - The Theory Of Whatever
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2022 Ratings: #222 / 496
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2022 Ratings: #439
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
DIY
Proof that you can grow up gracefully with every inch of your vibrancy still intact.
90
The Line of Best Fit
It’s a combo of every feeling it elicits, be it excitement, nostalgia; and – the real challenge for artists with such a fierce distinctiveness, and for artists as beloved as Jamie T – the clear absence of disappointment.
80
Record Collector
Wimbledon tearaway weathers well on brilliant fifth.
80
Mojo

From a songwriter of his observational and lyrical pungency, it's extra-colourful and top quality.

80
Dork
A no-holds-barred glimpse inside the head of one of Britain’s most enduring sons, ‘The Theory of Whatever’ plays out just as its title suggests.
80
Gigwise

With The Theory of Whatever, the Wimbledon wordsmith has crafted a set of tracks that will feel familiar, whilst offering something completely different to his previous records.

80
The Guardian
Still a sparky and singular talent, the diverse styles on the singer-songwriter’s fifth album are bonded with grit.
80
The Independent
The return of the indie troubadour is well worth the wait – and not without surprises.
80
NME
The Londoner's first album in nearly six years proves the indie survivor is still a vital character in the scene.
80
Evening Standard
Back after six years, the Wimbledon-born musician proves why so many missed him so much.
80
The Telegraph
It’s a cracking album, whose influences are delightfully esoteric.
80
The Observer
Yearning ballads and joyful anthems show a more mature and vulnerable side to Jamie Treays.
70
Uncut
More urban vignettes and pungent class clashes.
70
Clash
The sound of a songwriter tapping into his core values, ‘The Theory Of Whatever’ contains ample fan service, and some typically floral word play; he also takes time to reveal something new, though, with Jamie T often at his most engaging when stepping aside from his past.
70
musicOMH
Returning after a six year gap, much of the Wimbledon singer songwriter’s fifth album is on a par with his best work and shows why he has such longevity.
20
The Arts Desk
Indie-punker's first album in six years demonstrates a tragic lack of inspiration.
TheCarioca
64

90s Cars - 3/5
The Old Style Raiders - 3/5
British Hell - 3/5
The Terror Of Lambeth Love - 2/5
Keying Lamborghinis - 4/5
St. George Wharf Tower - 4/5
A Million & One New Ways To Die - 4/5
Thank You - 3/5
Between The Rocks - 3/5
Sabre Tooth - 3/5
Talk Is Cheap - 3/5
Old Republican - 4/5
50,000 Unmarked Bullets - 3/5

Fantasio
74

The Theory of Whatever provides a range of pretty poppy rock songs (such as "Sabre Tooth" or "The Old Style Raiders"). My favourite tracks are the little quieter ones "St. George Wharf Tower" and "Talk Is Cheap".

MrArianit500
80

Jamie T returns after six years with an album reminding us why people love the artist. The Theory Of Whatever is lyrically brilliant, he has a gift for creating interesting and creative verses and melodies - "Talk Is Cheap" talks about pretending to be something better than you are and his personal struggles with mental health, regretting the God complex he had comparing himself to Romulus. He uses this album to call out all the bullshit in the world, even his own mistakes, it's very ... read more

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Added on: April 27, 2022