Review - Olly Murs - Right Place Right Time
After all these years (just kidding – it’s only been a few), Olly Murs has finally landed in the United States. Originally his label was planning on releasing a compilation-style CD of his greatest hits from his first two albums, which is the same strategy The Wanted’s label took. While these plans were in motion, Olly recorded an entire album for UK release. The compilation-style first US album was scrapped and instead this country was treated to the proper third album (or, to us, his first).
This was preceded by “Troublemaker (ft. Flo Rida)”, the lead single that was a #1 in the UK and that did better in the United States than I think anyone really expected – it made it to #25. The album itself was a top 20 CD, so I’d say that’s a win for good ol’ Olly.
I waited to review this until now because I wanted it to be more topical. ‘Right Place Right Time’ was actually first released in early October over in the UK, but if y’all read it then, you’d forget by now!
There is noticeably little change from his previous studio effort on this record, but are we mad about that? Olly has been releasing an album a year so far, and as long as there are one or two good singles on each one, I’m fine if it’s all in a very similar vein. Pop, pop, pop is the tune played here – nothing original or groundbreaking, but a lot of good, clean fun. I enjoy when artists don’t need sex and drugs and booze to sell singles and albums. Olly is a good boy from London with some cute pop songs to play for us all.
Or, something like that.
This won’t rock the US the way it will the UK, but ‘Right Place Right Time’ does serve as a proper introduction to who Olly is, and I’m thankful for that.
Listen to: “Troublemaker (ft. Flo Rida)”, “Army of Two”, “Right Place Right Time”, “Hey You Beautiful”