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This month I listened to Ed Sheeran's album, Divide. In fact, I listened to it last week when it was too hot to do anything else.

I liked that it had different styles on it. I was put off by the first one being rap, because I don't like rap - I like music to have a tune. But then there were two rap songs, there were a couple of slower ones, and generally a variety. Which was unexpected - a lot of artists have songs that all sound the same.

Otherwise, though, it was nothing special. I knew one of the songs and quite liked that. But there was nothing exciting in it - nothing that really grabbed me as having particularly interesting lyrics or a really nice tune. It was just blah and non-offensive.

I suppose being middle-of-the-road is why he's popular. But otherwise I wouldn't mind either way if I listened to him again or didn't. It's like most of the music I listen to on the radio - it's not something I love or something I hate, it's just there and it's all right, but nothing special.

I'd give it a 7/10.

Mirrored from my blog.

Date: 2017-06-26 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I find his music pretty bland and dull, with the exception of Gallway Girl because it's a travesty of the original and I loathe it. You're right, his music is just there and it's all right but nothing special. It's why I don't get why he was the headliner at Glasto.

I guess he's a nice safe musical choice? *shrug*

Date: 2017-06-30 11:49 am (UTC)
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Apparently Galway Girl is actually something Sheeran wrote (with an Irish band) so it's original. But it sounds so much like other Irish folk tunes I've heard that it drives me insane because it sounds (to me) like a bad parody and half the people I've talked to also think it's a bad cover of something else.

It's just too bland for me to find that likeable.

Same here. I don't always need to be challenged by my music, but I expect to feel something more than "meh" with the occasional "argh turn that off!" thrown in.

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