Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent

Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #640 / 651
User Score
Based on 146 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1333
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May 17, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin EMI / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Independent

It’s not the most adventurous album, sure, but Divinely Uninspired is more about unveiling the rough materials Capaldi has to work with. And as Adele has already proven, that’s essential if you want to carve out a long-term career. Uninspired, maybe. Untalented? Certainly not.

80
The Line of Best Fit
An assured and settled debut, Capaldi might not deliver an album that leans towards the extraordinary, but he this is collection of poignant love songs that are honest and sincere, resonating with a generation that have his undivided attention and will now sink further into his palm.
80
The Skinny

Sure, Divinely Uninspired... plays it significantly safe, and the song’s patterns are fairly predictable as pop songs go, but Capaldi has enough charisma, talent and enthusiasm to carry this record.

60
The Guardian
Singing dolorous ballads in a style that makes Adele look stoic takes some doing, but Capaldi’s honesty is appealing
50
GIGsoup
How can someone as wildy charismatic and beloved man as Capaldi – who’s basically something of a social media sensation in his own right – could make such a middle of the road album?
40
NME
It’s somewhat baffling that such a charismatic star could make a record so lacking in personality, though his fans won’t mind one bit.
40
Clash
‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ isn’t something anyone should hate. It’s well produced, well played, and for the more part well written, if highly repetitive in its he said/she said subject matter. In fact, its refusal to be disliked is perhaps its most dispiriting, irritating aspect.
40
The Arts Desk
Capaldi’s voice does not offer up quite the falsetto voice-breaking wetness of, say, James Blake. It’s quirkier and, arguably, even more irritating, a strained fusing of Joe Cocker and Hozier in the midst of constipation issues.
10
God Is in the TV
‘Divinely..’ is remarkably consistent in its mood, it’s all downtempo, and musically it’s like a fella repeatedly hammering away at a sheet of metal with all the subtlety of a Donald Trump tweet.
RakkSmells
34
[Genre: Adult Contemporary]

Decided to skip the Celine Dion album since it was 75 MINUTES LONG. I'd rather shoot myself in the foot. So instead, let's see what Lewis Capaldi brings to the Adult Contemporary table.

Lewis has a real habit of over-singing. Like on every single chorus. On EVERY SINGLE SONG. For 42 MINUTES. Sometimes it feels like he's pulling his vocal chords so hard that they're on the verge of snapping. It's painful. It feels like a 3rd grader screeching in my ear and thinking ... read more
JoaoSantos
33
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CallingIconicAl
100
Real beauty in voice of Scottish male Lewis Capaladi. Very strength in power vocals makes arms geese. Epic music for epic ears at end of day
SebastianWolf
60
Capaldi's debut is powerful, simplistic, and extremely bland. His funny persona dosen't translate to his music, for it's all serious and cliche anthems about heartbreak. There's definitely some strong performances here, but the production is way too lackluster and middle-of-the-road. Capaldi's first effort is nice enough, but far from anything memorable.

Best lyric: "If you got time enough for me. Sing me a song and send me to sleep. Slip into my headspace while I dream. Spin me a yarn, ... read more
slickleg
40
I think what irks me most of all is, just because so many people find him "funny," thus his music will hold up? Holy fuck does it not. And know this, he's not even that funny, he's somewhat irritating and his fans can be extremely, overwhelmingly cringey. If you're looking for an album that's consistently the same in sound, uhhhh, to the point where it's all the exact fucking same, song after song, then here's the album for you. For me, upon first listen to even, "Someone You ... read more
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Track List

  1. Grace
  2. Bruises
  3. Hold Me While You Wait
  4. Someone You Loved
  5. Maybe
  6. Forever
  7. One
  8. Don't Get Me Wrong
  9. Hollywood
  10. Lost on You
  11. Fade
  12. Headspace
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Added on: February 18, 2019