Like most real, organic, unmanufactured talents, poor old ES has been put through the industry mincer and come out bland as f***, MOR wallpaper music for hairdressers and wedding receptions. He's now in the realm of 'dad dancing' cringyness along with James Blunt who's only claim to fame IMO is replacing James Hunt in cockney rhyming slang, best thing he ever did, the whining toss.
Have you seen the Muppet Show........
It is silly how a few people on here are taking Ed Sheeran as completely representative of all music being made today because it's the most popular and therefore dismissing all modern music as rubbish, stale, bland..etc...etc. If that's the case then given that Jive Bunny was the best-selling artist of the late 80s then all music around then must also have been very crap with no discernible decent music being made.
I do love as well how people with absolutely no interest in listening to new music pontificate sagely on how little decent new music is being made because they've heard a track or two on a radio station whose target audience is people like them. The music scene is in very rude health, there's tons of talented musicians especially from the UK who are making all sorts of great tunes and anyone who claims differently is a)talking out of their arse and b) not even trying to look in the right places for it.
In short, you've become your parents - moaning that things weren't as good as your day. You're the ones who have become stale and boring.
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I love the bloke, he as more talent in his left little toe nail then all of us on this thread combined.
I think jealousy is too many people's problem.
Just my opinion.
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What, like Elton John? Collborating with a dead Tupac and also did some live stuff with Chipmunk when Chipmunk covered/sampled Tiny Dancer.
If you had any idea what you were talking about, you would be aware that before breaking through, Ed Sheeran released two EP's of Collaborations which featured a number of up and coming British rappers. He did a lot of production back then as well.
Why can't people just go "not my cup of tea" rather than trying to argue that something they don't like is actually shit. Annoys the f**k out of me.
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