Just how good is Ed Sheeran?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Cool Chemist, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. culabula

    culabula Unread author.

    Belfast, Ireland
    Macca turned those out nightly over 13 days.
  2. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Northeast USA
    He's also fooled millions

    That Elton fella too
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  3. HeyBullfrog

    HeyBullfrog Friend of the Forum

    Ed's music is fine. I'm rooting for him to have a long career, if only to see how far he'll take the symbol/album title thing.

    Just no "Ƭ̵̬̊ " album of Prince covers, please.
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  4. TheRunoutMatrix

    TheRunoutMatrix ∴Sleep like a pillow∴

    I know, I've seen the movie three times. :laugh:

    It's a great scene!
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  5. Hanglow

    Hanglow Forum Resident

    Saratoga New York
  6. OneHandLoose

    OneHandLoose Moxie Drinker

    MA, USA
    He's a talented guy, but his stuff just doesn't move me. He writes songs for tween girls (and they love him). Nothing wrong with that. Just not my thing.
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  7. planetexpress

    planetexpress Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity.

    Anyone who can help get a song about Sausage Rolls into the #1 spot in the UK charts is OK by me:

  8. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria
    I couldn’t have explained my opinion better:)
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  9. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    Haven't heard this song in awhile but this caught my attention back then:

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  10. Bowland

    Bowland Forum Resident

    There is and always has been a huge body of people who will buy whatever popular product is presented to them, whether it is good or bad. In the 60s that product was usually good; in the 70s rarely good, and from the 80s onwards always rubbish.
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  11. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Senior Member

    His is hugely talented and very good at what he does. I've never liked anything I've ever heard by him though.
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  12. Thermionic Dude

    Thermionic Dude Forum Resident

    Best description yet!

    It’s like a musical “safe space” that won’t make your tummy hurt. Have some mild salsa with low fat chips while awaiting your veggie burger, wash it down with a light beer, and luxuriate in the sweet sounds of “Perfect”.

    (I have tried, really. The immense numbers speak for themselves, and I can’t help but question whether I’m missing something that millions of fans somehow see, but I just end up terminally bored (and a little tired) every single time.)
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  13. Dee Jay

    Dee Jay These go to eleven.

    London, UK
    A few weeks back, some guy extolled Ed as ' the greatest artist of our times'. I did feel the need to point out that his 'Equals' album had just been knocked off the UK #1 spot after just one week by a bunch of septuagenarians who hadn't recorded new music in 40 years.
    The Glastonbury set. He played a 'loop' track that built with each song and it all looked so clever. Others would say it just made the songs have the same structure at their heart. Each to their own and all that.
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  14. The world doesn't care what the Forum thinks about anything. Is there a particular reason to bring this up specifically in relation to Ed Sheeran?
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  15. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

    Charlton, MA, USA
    He looks short to me
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  16. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

    Charlton, MA, USA
    “What’s wrong with being sappy?”
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  17. ChoonyFish

    ChoonyFish Forum Resident

    Manchester, UK
    Spot on. Not my thing, liked one song but it got played to death on radio/TV which spoiled it, but I caught that Glastonbury set starting on TV, was really impressed at his talent and ended up watching the whole thing. Still not my cup of tea, I wouldn't listen to him purposely or buy records but I can't deny the guy's talent.
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  18. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

    Charlton, MA, USA
    Just like whoever it is that Ed is singing to in his song of the same name
  19. The Bishop

    The Bishop Forum Resident

    Dorset, England.
    He’s rubbish, really really rubbish and along with Adele, a sorry indictment of chart music these days.

    He comes across as a nice chap, though, but unfortunately, a songwriter without an original thought.
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  20. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

    Charlton, MA, USA
    How could you not know Paul Simon?
  21. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma


    I swear he is an elaborate industry joke.

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  22. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

    Charlton, MA, USA
    Only a fool would say that
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  23. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    Utter Shirtsleeves.
    The worst kind of Romantic Pop Pap. That's why he's so popular. He bridges generations. He seems a nice genuine young guy with an interesting backstory. Don't know how fabricated though.
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  24. The Bishop

    The Bishop Forum Resident

    Dorset, England.
    I watched 30 minutes of his Glastonbury set to see what he was all about. Turns out, there was nothing there.
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  25. pscreed

    pscreed lp0 on fire

    Land of the Free
    medium cool

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