Jake Bugg – S/T (Universal Music Canada)

Boasting the pop sensibility of Oasis and the folk inspiration of Bob Dylan, the debut effort from the U.K.’s Jake Bugg is a compelling listen. Throughout the 14-track record, you can hear that Bugg is adept at wearing many musical hats and has the uncanny ability to veer between abashed pop music on Lightning Bolt while indulging a fascination with Dylan on Broken and Simple As This. Bugg may not be reinventing the wheel with this record but hearing the passion and thought that has gone into making this album could mean that bigger things might very well lie ahead for Mr. Bugg.