Jake Bugg looks like a child and sings with the voice of some long-departed folksinger. He has a very distinctive voice that perhaps not everyone will find pleasant. Weird is almost always preferable to bland, of course, but weird without substance isn’t very interesting in the end either. Luckily for Bugg, he’s more than an odd voice; he’s got great emotive abilities and writes lovely melodies with smart lyrics. He found success at a very tender age, and if he doesn’t blow it, he’s got a long path ahead. It should be a joy to watch him develop.