Jamie Lidell's Jim is a definite contender for the best feel-good album of recent months. The British singer fits right into the blue-eyed soul category, but the wide variety of musical styles in Jim makes him so much more than just a soul artist. Gospel, electronica, 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 backing vocals. It's the kind of song that will bring a smile to your face, no matter how bad the weather is. Little Bit of Feel Good, probably the most joyful song on the album, is a funky track about the happiness brought on by being in love. More down-tempo songs, such as All I Wanna Do and Rope of Sand, brilliantly add a chill-out vibe amid more upbeat tracks, such as 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 the songs. With just 10 tracks, Jim offers the perfect dose of feel-good neo-soul. In addition to Lidell's obvious creativity, his ability to make every song sound like a gem makes this album one for the playlist.