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Postby Alicepotter » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:34 pm

kushi wrote:Best male album of 2014.
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Postby Yoshie » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:55 pm

Is the album really schmaltzy, though? There are plenty of songs that prevent it from being excessively sentimental: I'm a Mess; Sing; Don't; Nina; Bloodstream; Runaway; The Man; Afire Love (no, I don't consider this as sappy or whatever); Take It Back; I See Fire. That's 7/17 songs that are romantic/centered around love. Most of the albums this year are more 'schmaltzy'; I think people like to call Ed's lyrics overly sentimental based on the songs they've heard the most (The A-Team; Lego House; Thinking Out Loud), or just for the sake of it.
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Postby Alicepotter » Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:49 pm

It's a perfect album, that's all
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Postby Yoshie » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:02 pm

Alicepotter wrote:It's a perfect album, that's all
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:14 pm

Alicepotter wrote:It's a perfect album, that's all
Good but a little bit too sugary for my taste
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Postby Alicepotter » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:20 am

heppolo wrote:
Alicepotter wrote:It's a perfect album, that's all
Good but a little bit too sugary for my taste
you need a bit of romance then
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Postby BadMan125 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:46 am

Yoshie wrote:Is the album really schmaltzy, though? There are plenty of songs that prevent it from being excessively sentimental: I'm a Mess; Sing; Don't; Nina; Bloodstream; Runaway; The Man; Afire Love (no, I don't consider this as sappy or whatever); Take It Back; I See Fire. That's 7/17 songs that are romantic/centered around love. Most of the albums this year are more 'schmaltzy'; I think people like to call Ed's lyrics overly sentimental based on the songs they've heard the most (The A-Team; Lego House; Thinking Out Loud), or just for the sake of it.
I think a lot of people just mention something without really getting into an album because x is far from being a schmaltzy record.

Some songs seem rather personal: Don't (which does what most popular songs don't do nowadays: tell an actual story), Bloodstream (same as Don't but it's more about his thoughts on a subject; in this case, drugs), Runaway (I believe this song was about him dropping out of school and leaving the comforts of his middle class life to become a musician while having his dad's support, which he has talked about, correct me if I'm wrong though), Afire Love (talking about his grandfather and his death from Alzheimer's). He's very emotional about what he does.

I think what some don't like about him is probably because they've seen so many guys with acoustic guitars and think they're deft (Jason Mraz, John Mayer, who like Ed also plays electric guitar; James Blunt, etc.) but if they really delved into his music, they would realize he was more than that.
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Postby MusicJunk90 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:05 pm

This song has grown on me so much lately. His label are smart for recruiting Rudimental for the remix too to breathe new life into the album. Can't wait to hear it!
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Postby Benjamin » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:02 pm

'Photograph' is the next single in the Netherlands. The song is being send to radio this week.
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Postby Ska8er » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:01 pm

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Ed Sheeran's blockbuster album x (pronounced multiply, remember?) is getting even bigger -- the British singer-songwriter revealed a two-disc edition of his second album is coming on Nov. 13. Yes, that means Ed's deluxe edition is joining an already crowded release day that will feature the much-talked-about showdown between new Justin Bieber and One Direction albums.

Sheeran's expanded x will feature three previously unreleased songs as well as his Rudimental collaboration "Lay It On Me," which he performed memorably on the MTV EMAs yesterday (Oct. 25) whilst co-hosting the show.

The deluxe edition will also feature a DVD sporting a feature-length Sheeran concert entitled Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts. x - Wembley Edition is available for pre-order now, and you can check out the tracklist below.

Sheeran's sophomore set x reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, produced four top 20 Hot 100 hits and has gone platinum.

Physical Version x: Disc 1

1. One
2. I¹m A Mess
3. Sing
4. Don¹t
5. Nina
6. Photograph
7. Bloodstream
8. Tenerife Sea
9. Runaway
10. The Man
11. Thinking Out Loud
12. Afire Love
13. I See Fire *
14. All Of The Stars *
15. English Rose * †
16. Touch And Go * †
17. New York * †
18. Lay It All On Me (Rudimental Feat. Ed Sheeran) *

Digital Album

1. One
2. I¹m A Mess
3. Sing
4. Don¹t
5. Nina
6. Photograph
7. Bloodstream
8. Tenerife Sea
9. Runaway
10. The Man
11. Thinking Out Loud
12. Afire Love
13. Take It Back *
14. Shirtsleeves *
15. Even My Dad Sometimes *
16. I See Fire *
17. All of The Stars *
18. English Rose * †
19. Touch and Go * †
20. New York * †
21. Make It Rain *
22. Lay It All On Me (Rudimental Feat. Ed Sheeran) *

* BONUS TRACK
† PREVIOUS UNRELEASED

Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts Tracklist

1. I¹m A Mess
2. Lego House
3. Photograph
4. Bloodstream
5. Don¹t
6. I See Fire
7. Don¹t Go Breaking My Heart
8. Thinking Out Loud
9. The A Team
10. You Need Me, I Don¹t Need You
11. Sing

DVD Extras
12. Afire Love
13. Drunk
14. Tenerife Sea
15. Take It Back/Superstition
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Postby Mainshow » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:25 pm

Two minutes ago, I just bought the album on iTunes... for 3,70€ :o (I bought "Photograph" before). #couldnotsayno

"One" is already AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! - How did I miss it?!
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Postby Tansike » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:39 am

^ glad you finally got it! This album is sooo good, a shame he didn't release more singles to be honest. "One", "I'm A Mess" and "Take It Back" would have been some great choices for singles as well...
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Postby MarlonBS » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:29 pm

Been listening to this after 2 years without doing so

Such a great album, Runaway is still my fav
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Postby Erotica » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 pm

So much better than his recent album, and somehow the only album from him I love
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Postby Serby » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:13 pm

Why is this in Rock? :lol:
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