By Leah Greenblatt
February 17, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST

Love & War

B+
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Like England’s Jamie Lidell and America’s Mayer Hawthorne, Aussie Daniel Merriweather is a young white guy with an enduring crush on vintage soul and R&B. There are certainly worse inspirations than Stevie Wonder and ?Donny Hathaway — and Merriweather’s voice, ardent and elastic, is made for the genre. On Love & War producer Mark Ronson wraps it all in an ingratiating analog glow, though an intermittent overslickness occasionally tips Love into brunch-music territory. B+

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