Just how good is Ed Sheeran?

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

  1. Amnion

    Amnion Forum Occupant

    Ontario, Canada
    Was Ed performing?
  2. Whizz Kid

    Whizz Kid Forum Resident

    I’ve tried… I picked up a couple of his non-titled albums in the thrift bins…but I really don’t get it. There’s nothing there.

    The songs are all bland and same-y… I’ll give him credit for being an actual writer… but the lyrics in particular are weak.
    I especially don’t understand how his one-man-band / linty busker schtick translates to massive venues and festivals.

    Obviously he’s very good at marketing himself… and he seems like a pleasant enough sort… but his success is a mystery.
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  3. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

    Amusing comment.
    Beware that your comment could be understood differently than your intentions with it. In this case, the nursing home may not be that far away…
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  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I have never heard a single song by him...what is his most popular signature song? Thanks...
  5. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

    Asking such a question on a forum where the majority of the community tends to be bald and overweight Beatles fans, then what do you think the outcome will be?
    This is hilarious!
  6. President_dudley

    President_dudley Forum Resident

    of course i was quoting the sheeran to zevon to simon chinese takeout food connection, but i can see that the antecedent had got lost

    that said, i'm sure there are those who don't know simon
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  7. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

    Charlton, MA, USA
    I was just joshing you. I knew what you meant.
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  8. Hagstrom

    Hagstrom Well, honey, it's no rock 'n' roll show.

    Philadelphia, PA
    Ed Sheeran is horrible. His face, his music, his entire act makes me sick to my stomach.
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  9. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    I think he is talented and I can respect his talent and artistry even if his music is not neccesarily my thing. Tons of people get enjoyment from his tunes and us musicians all wish for such a thing, he is living the dream.

    I only minimally resent his pointless Game of Thrones cameo but I blame the showrunners more than him lol
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  10. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    He is a decent artist. Pretty good voice and writes OK songs but they really start to sound too alike to me. Too much R and B type chords. I guess at this point I am getting tired of hearing songs like his. Nothing unique enough for me to get interested in. I voted a good artist.
  11. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Burlington, ON
    I've listened to three or four songs over the past few years, and I've found them as dull as ditchwater.

    So no, I have no idea what the fuss is about
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  12. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

    Midland, Michigan
    Didn't say tallest.
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  13. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    Yea, these responses aren't surprising. If isn't a legacy artists from 30-40 years ago, just forget it lol.
  14. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident

    Colombia, SC
    Basic, bland and boring. A mediocre singer as well. He has some cute hits though.
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  15. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident

    Colombia, SC
    I just...
  16. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I'm sure he's got talent and is a decent fella, but he does nothing for me. I can take or preferably leave most of his music, it does goes in one ear and out the other leaving very little impression generally, but I absolutely hate Shape of You and I don't say that about many songs at all. Everything about it and the video makes my stomach churn. I'd like to be able to totally avoid it, but it doesn't seem possible.
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  17. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    My answer depends on whether my wife or a few of my nieces are present. :tsk:
  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I am sure Bluto would have done this with Ed's guitar.
  19. Slimpickens

    Slimpickens Forum Resident

    Las Vegas
    Ask this question in 30 years and I’m guessing the responses will be different…..
  20. jewelsnbinoculars

    jewelsnbinoculars Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    There can be too many discussion thread ideas, you know…
  21. Hanglow

    Hanglow Forum Resident

    Saratoga New York
    Hey now!...I only fit under two of those categories :wave:
  22. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    Surprising take. Based on your personal text, I was expecting something more nuanced....

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  23. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    I think we have a name for the eventual Ed Sheeran box set.

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  24. Cool Chemist

    Cool Chemist Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bath, England
    And a Happy New Year to you, sir.:)
  25. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Senior Member

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Like it or not, Sheehan represents the old school musician in today’s mainstream. All he does is play and sing. No smoke and mirrors. So that’s a major positive. Unfortunately, his music is really bland, to my ears. Great voice though.
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