CD REVIEW: David Gray "Draw The Line"

When David Gray fist made waves on American soil with is album "White Ladder" he was compared to everyone under the sun in the singer/songwriter world, when in fact he was a quite unique musician. So many years later, David Gray has returned to that same form with his latest release "Draw The Line," quite possibly his best album since "White Ladder." Although this latest doesn't have the same ambiance as songs like "Babylon" and doesn't feature subdued syncopated percussion, it does have the same lyrical mastery. The lead single "Fugitive" is definitely his best since "Babylon" and "Please Forgive Me" graced the airwaves. It's got the same feel and energy of both songs, with a updated style that can compete with even the brightest new young talent. "Stella The Artist" and the title track are also phenomenal, and the entire album as a whole is an excellent listen from start to finish. David Gray has proven that you don't have to make outstanding album every time, but if you make a few great ones at strategic times, you will have staying power in such a tough industry.