Disclosure and Naughty Boy tapped into Sam Smith early on, featuring the blue-eyed soul singer on the smashes “Latch” and “La La La,” respectively. On his solo debut, In the Lonely Hour, Smith's smooth falsetto tones are the centerpiece, lending themselves to the unrequited love that is the album's theme. Ripping opener “Money on My Mind” follows neither the yearning air nor the midrange tempo of the rest of the record. “Like I Can” bridges that effervescence with the rest of the album's wounded elegance, illustrated by the sophisticated piano and escalating strings on “I'm Not the Only One” and the Adele-like heartbreak of “I've Told You Now.” The deluxe edition has an acoustic cover of “Latch,” which in one fell swoop eradicates the original. Also on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Sept. 29-30, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/30/14)

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