Paolo Nutini is a fourth-generation Italian from Scotland. He's a singer-songwriter, but dislikes being lumped together with the likes of James Morrison and James Blunt. His debut album, These Streets, gained critical acclaim and popularity in Britain, which could have tempted Nutini to stick to the same formula. But his second effort, Sunny Side Up, is a far cry from his earlier material. Taking aspects of folk and pop and mixing it up with reggae and soul, he creates a new musical identity. The first single Candy is a love song which weaves acoustic guitars with poetic lyrics. Songs are influenced by an array of genres from early 20th century crooners, to the soulful reggae beats of Bob Marley, to traditional folksongs of Nutini's homeland. This stylistic variation may not be everyone's cup of tea, but open-minded listeners will find the combination works well and demonstrates Nutini's desire and ability to mix and match. Nutini sheds the label of alternative pop/rock with ease, switching often between singing styles, showing his versatility as a musician. Sunny Side Up is a good CD. The singer goes beyond his debut album, breaking barriers and expectations.