To Nick Waterhouse’s credit, he is very honest with regard to the imitative nature of his music and the inspiration for his ‘retro sound’. Emulation is the word he uses. Which makes absolute sense. But the line between emulation and plain replication is often a blurred one. Hence we have the two very different examples here: The uninspiring, ten-a-penny R&B of ‘This Is A Game’ and the fresh, exciting and vibrant sound of ‘It No. 3’.