Released: November 3, 2017
By: Sam Smith
Just when you thought Sam Smith had disappeared, he came back ten times better than before.
The Thrill of It All is a musical masterpiece. Smith’s vocals are so smooth and are as sweet as honey. And I’m not using that simile to take an easy way out – his vocals are so addictive and make you feel warm and happy.
Instead of having backup vocalists, Smith employs a whole backup choir. Sometimes they aren’t expected and then out of nowhere, they appear and bring the song to a whole other level. It’s truly a religious experience.
He’ll get you with slow ballads like “HIM” and “Pray,” but you’ll also be taken with the upbeat bops like “One Last Song” and “Baby, You Make Me Crazy.”
Final say: Haven’t been this obsessed with an entire album in a long time. ★★★★★