Teddy Thompson – Bella (Universal Music Canada)

Picking up where his previous record left off, songwriter Teddy Thompson carries the pop torch rather well on his newest record. Thompson’s songs of the joys and heartaches that can accompany any relationship are addictive but perhaps best of all, some of the tracks are infused with a lush string section which adds some fantastic ambience to many of these 11 songs. Like a fine wine, Thompson just keeps getting better and better with age. Highlights worth checking out include Looking For A Girl, Take Me Back Again and the playful The One I Can’t Have.