Ed Sheeran - +
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Based on 9 reviews
2011 Ratings: #816 / 998
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Based on 423 ratings
2011 Ratings: #236
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my parents forced me to listen to this shit. someone call child protection services
The most positive aspects of Sheeran's debut are alright at best. His consistency is jumbled, but his best snippets will catch any passing ear. Nothing wrong with a record that's just okay, but his painfully stretched out syllables and hastily crammed lyricism dilutes any sort of poppy or stoic (somewhat lifeless) rhythm he has going in the moment. He tries to differentiate himself with occasional hip-hop flavors and "because I said so" arguements, but he ends up coming across like a ... read more
On his solo debut, Ed Sheeran uses painfully bland and shallow melodies matched with decent songwriting to create a fairly forgettable pop album. There really weren't any tracks that I particularly loved but there were some I thought were simply okay. Songs like: Grade 8, Lego House, and Gold Rush all showed the early stages of Ed's songwriting particularly well. But overall, the album was very forgettable and slow.

Decent 5/10
there is no denying that this album is the white bread of music, but I will defend the song a-team until the day I die.
The best thing Ed Sheeran ever did was trick people into thinking he was a decent songwriter.
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Added on: November 29, 2011