Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted

Passenger - Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 111 ratings
2021 Ratings: #501
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With Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted, Passenger has crafted artful, hooky anthems that stick with you in the way the best pop songs often do.

The Independent

For an album so interested in being at the bottom of a bottle, Songs for the Drunk and Broken-Hearted could stand to go a lot deeper.

The Arts Desk
Well-crafted and well-played, it’s yet another slice of singer-songwriter easy listening that provides pleasant enough company during our long, lonesome lockdown – but it’s not profound, and repeated listening reveals no hidden depths, lyrically or musically.
Lazy folk music with every lyrical cliche you can imagine.
I haven't listened to a Passenger album since 2014, and I may not still; I don't want to go any further after hearing 4. I was always a big critic of his songwriting, which was grating and pandering then and tried doing way too much thematically which lead to corny lyrics filled with cliche tropes.
Boring, predictable and kinda cliché. No need to listen to more than 4 songs to know what this whole album is about. Still somewhat good as background music, otherwise it won’t stand the analysis.
Sword from the stone-7.3πŸ’š
Tip of my tongue-5.8πŸ’›
What you waiting for-5.5πŸ’›
The way that I love you-7.0πŸ’š
Remember to forget-6.0πŸ’›
A song for the drunk and broken hearted-7.4πŸ’š
Nothing aches like a broken heart-7.6πŸ’š
London in the spring-5.6πŸ’›

Final rate:65πŸ’š
I haven't heard of Passenger in so long almost like 8 years now, famouse for his hit song, Let Her Go which i won't deny, i did listen to in 2013 and the nostalgia on that songs is quite high for me but I will admit his songwriting and technical ability has never impressed me and with this 2021 release Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted it seems like one he not grown as an artist, two still stuck within the same sound and lastly so behind the curve for quite a lazy, easy to digest folk pop ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sword from the Stone
  2. Tip of My Tongue
  3. What You're Waiting For
  4. The Way That I Love You
  5. Remember to Forget
  6. Sandstorm
  7. A Song for the Drunk and Broken Hearted
  8. Suzanne
  9. Nothing Aches Like a Broken Heart
  10. London in the Spring
  11. London in the Spring (Acoustic)
  12. Nothing Aches Like a Broken Heart (Acoustic)
  13. Suzanne (Acoustic)
  14. A Song for the Drunk and Broken Hearted (Acoustic)
  15. Sandstorm (Acoustic)
  16. Remember to Forget (Acoustic)
  17. The Way That I Love You (Acoustic)
  18. What You're Waiting For (Acoustic)
  19. Tip of My Tongue (Acoustic)
  20. Sword from the Stone (Acoustic)
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Added on: October 24, 2020