12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Guy Sebastian has beaten all odds, repeatedly topping charts since winning the first Australian Idol in 2003. His pristinely produced eighth album, Conscious, consists entirely of soulful love songs—some rosy, others heartfelt, all earworms. He channels Bruno Mars on “High on Me,” and revels in the wild abandon of physical chemistry on the enormously groove-laden “Drink Driving.” Still, unrequited love takes its toll; he accepts being someone’s “mistake” on the soaring banger “Sober,” and tenderly examines infidelity on the ballad “Exclusive.” With Conscious, Sebastian rightfully continues his reign atop Australian pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Guy Sebastian has beaten all odds, repeatedly topping charts since winning the first Australian Idol in 2003. His pristinely produced eighth album, Conscious, consists entirely of soulful love songs—some rosy, others heartfelt, all earworms. He channels Bruno Mars on “High on Me,” and revels in the wild abandon of physical chemistry on the enormously groove-laden “Drink Driving.” Still, unrequited love takes its toll; he accepts being someone’s “mistake” on the soaring banger “Sober,” and tenderly examines infidelity on the ballad “Exclusive.” With Conscious, Sebastian rightfully continues his reign atop Australian pop.

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