The Legendary Sir Tom Jones who recently celebrated his 70th birthday and is entering his 6th decade in music, has leapt ahead of Eminem to top the UK album chart in today’s mid-weeks. “Praise & Blame” looks set to stop Eminem from claiming his 5th week at number 1. Sir Tom, who has worked with many of the greats, including Elvis, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and many more, has released what the critics are calling the album of his career. “I couldn’t be more proud of this album and I’m really blown away by the response from everyone. It’s great to be top of the charts with Eminem, maybe next time we could be top together”
“Praise & Blame” is Jones’ most successful release since he last entered the UK chart at no. 1 in 1999 with “Reload”.
“Praise & Blame is clearly one the best albums of Jones’s entire career.” The Independent 5*****
“…the album even has something of his old pal Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback about it.Either way, it’s a revelation.” Daily Telegraph 5*****
“…the arrangements are crisp, earthy and a perfect vehicle for that still most powerful of voices.” The Sun 4.5****
It’s grand, and at last Jones the artist is the match for Jones the entertainer.” The Guardian 4****
“The verdict? All Praise and no blame.” Sunday Times 4****