Boomkat Product Review:
When I read a credit suggesting that John Legend appears on this new Fink album (playing piano and co-writing 'Move On Me') I naturally assumed there were some sort of shenanigens afoot, but nay, sure enough the ridiculously monikered ivory-tickler has a bit of a working rapport with Fin Greenall, who wrote alongside him for the Evolver album. That's more or less the only surprise this album has in store for you however, and the tracklist plays out with a kind of jazzy, singer-songwritery vibe that has just enough of a brooding Bristolian sound to it to suggest compatibility with Bestival audiences. The album is predominantly acoustic but avoids any folky references thanks to stark arrangements and a curiously surly demeanor that renders the vocals somewhat tiresome. A further quibble is the guitar sound, which on a track like 'If I Had A Million' is irritatingly thin, revealing insanely pointless songwriting that stoops to baffling levels of inconsequence. 'Pigtails' sounds a good deal better immediately afterwards, but - and maybe I'm missing something here - to these ears Sort Of Revolution is every bit as vacant and half-hearted sounding as its title.