Jamie Lidell's Jim is a definite contender for winner of the best feel-good album of the summer. The British singer fits right into the blue-eyed soul category, but the wide variety of musical genres included in Jim makes him so much more than a member of that restricted fellowship. Elements of gospel, electronic, funk and jazz all make their presence clear and, combined with Lidell's energy, produce a sound that is very much his own. Opener Another Day is full of hand-clapping and grand backing vocals. It's the kind of song that will bring a smile to your face regardless of how bad the weather might be. Little Bit Of Feel Good, probably the most exuberant song on the album, is a funk-infused track about happiness brought on by love. More down-tempo pieces, such as All I Wanna Do and Rope Of Sand, brilliantly add a much-needed chill-out vibe amid the overflowing effervescence of Hurricane and Out Of My System. Electronic lilts are present in almost every track, but they are subtly and tastefully added in a way that doesn't overwhelm other aspects of the songs. With just 10 tracks, Jim offers the perfect dose of feel-good neo-soul. In addition to Lidell's massively creative musicality, his ability to make the songs sound perfectly crisp and precise make this album a must-buy.