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Ed Sheeran

Discussion in '2010's Music' started by Soot and Stars, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT! Staff Member

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    Ed Sheeran
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    With the description of this artist being a mix between a Hip-Hop group and Damien Rice how could I not want to hear this artist! With "Lego House" doing well as a single I'd heard of this artist. I listened to the album + for the first time tonight. It reminds me of early Jason Mraz with the subtle fusion of Hip-Hop jamminess that doesn't lose it's folk purity Hip Hop haters won't have their ears offended or anything. :heheh: The licks remind me of Howie Day. The Damien Rice influence definitely comes in but it's a very eclectic mix overall as an album. There's an electronic feel to this but the artist is just one man with an acoustic guitar. The + title of the album is just that! The artist really builds you to an album that tightens it's grip as it goes. When I first started I felt like I had heard this before. The album changes up on you and even the second go around you here more elements in the mix. Here's the + album and highlighted tracks:

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    You Need Me, I Don't Need You
    (The most Mraz-ish vibe here, funky energetic white boy soul)


    Wake Me Up & Kiss Me
    (Two tracks recommended for Van Morrison fans, I can hear int in some of the structures but the vocal in Wake Me Up sounds like James Blunt to me )


    Give Me Love
    (My absolute favorrite track, this is taken directly from Damien Rices playbook but actually unexpected within the context of the album, also adds a Gospel vibe to the Damien stylings, a more than pleasant surprise)
     
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    Sunny Settled down at last and very happy.

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    I listen to a fair bit of Ed's music too! Give Me Love :grinthumb
     
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    I love that song but the Damien Rice is unmistakable! The My, My, My chorus, the ooooh my my chants and the screeching buildup and guitar licks definitely had to of been influenced by my favorite Damien rice performance!



    I like this bonus track as well!

    Autumn Leaves
     
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    Tickets for his concert here next March are on sale already.
     
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    Once again you guys get all the good stuff up your way! :heheh:
     
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    Sunny Settled down at last and very happy.

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    Because of work, I missed his concert on the 1st of the month :(
     
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    That sucks Sunny! I miss more than my share of great artists. :tongue: That's cool that he's pretty popular in Australia. You guys seem to hone in on talent rather well! :grinthumb
     
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    I listened to this whole album and escaped while going for an hour and a half walk between the hours of 1AM and 3AM. I had my Discman with me and must've been an outdated strange sight for those driving by. :heheh: I've mentioned "Give Me Love" so many times but this is an album where different songs hit me in different ways each time. Some people listen to songs that remind them of past memories. I listen to the following songs that tell stories that are unique to them yet I dream that I'll be able to have a story like this someday where I share something happy and carefree with someone and will live for the little details. I was particularly moved by this tonight and lost myself for a bit! :)

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    Wake Me Up


    I should ink my skin, with your name.
    And take my passport out again,
    and just replace it.
    See I could do without a tan on my left hand,
    where my fourth finger meets my knuckle.
    And I should run you a hot bath, fill it up with bubbles.

    'Cause maybe your loveable,
    and maybe your my snowflake,
    and your eyes turn from green to grey,
    in the winter I'll hold you in a cold place.
    And you should never cut your hair,
    'cause I love the way you flick it off your shoulder, (mm)
    And you will never know, just how beautiful you are to me,
    but maybe I'm just in love when you wake me up.

    And Would you ever feel guilty? If you did the same to me.
    Would you make me a cup of tea, to open my eyes in the right way?
    And I know you love shrek, 'cause we've watched it twelve times.
    But, maybe you're hoping for a fairy-tale to, but if your DVD breaks today,
    You should of got a VCR, because I've never owned a blueray, true say.

    And I've always been shit at computer games, and your brother always beats me,
    And if I lost, i'd go across and chuck all the controllers at the tv, and then you'd laugh at me,
    and be asking me, if I'm going to be home next week,
    and then you'd lie with me, until I fall asleep,
    and flutter an eyelash on my cheek, between the sheets.

    And you will never know, just how beautiful you are to me,
    but maybe I'm just in love when you wake me up.

    And I think you hate the smell of smoke,
    you always try get me to stop,
    You drink as much as me, and I get drunk alot,
    So I take you to the beach, and walk along the sand,
    And I'll make you a heart pendant, with a pebble held in my hand.
    And I'll carve it like a necklace, so the heart falls where your chest is,
    And now a piece of me, is a piece of the beach, and it falls just where it needs to be, and rests peacefully.
    You just need to breathe, to feel my heart against yours now, against yours now.

    But maybe I'm just in love when you wake me up.
    But maybe I'm just in love when you wake me up.

    Well maybe I'm just in love when you wake me up,
    Maybe I'm just in love when you wake me up,
    I said maybe I fell in love, when you woke me up.
     
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    I really enjoyed this guy on the Olympics Closing Ceremony performing "Wish You Were Here". He was really good and is cute as a button! I am going to check him out.
     
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    ^^^^^^^

    I wasn't aware of that jen! Checking it out now! Thank you! :)
     

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