Chris Willman
January 26, 2011 AT 05:00 AM EST

A Winter Tale

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Bobby Long
genre
Pop

We gave it an B+

Long is a shy, serious Brit who should appeal to fans of John Mayer and Mumford & Sons. A Winter Tale‘s lyrics can tend toward the impenetrable, but his old-before-his-time romanticism and strong rasp are real draws. White Stripes producer Liam Watson sometimes frames the folkiness with a scorching full band and sometimes lets Long?s acoustic mystery be. B+

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