Genius or jakey?

Up until a suspect package was removed from the Royal Alexandra Hospital last weekend, PAOLO NUTINI was the most famous thing to come out of Paisley.

Paolo, himself, is something of a suspect package. The first time we saw the talented youngster perform, we put his mumbling, stumbling, shoegazing impersonation of a wasted teenager down to nerves. Two years on, and his live shows haven’t changed.

So is Paolo a misunderstood genius or just a jakey (see exhibits ABCD and E)?

But in a way, the fact that the 20-year-old isn’t your typical ego-crazy knob with a microphone is endearingly refreshing and his rise to the Main Stage of T in the Park this Sunday is thoroughly deserved.

Paolo has the voice, he has the looks, he has the new shoes. The only question is, as the boy once sang himself, will they try to make him go to Rehab? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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