Anyway today i am reviewing Ed Sheeran's new album x or multiply as it's known. For those devotees I reviewed his first album here so check it out and let's get into it shall we?
The album opens with the song "One" it's a slow ballad with seriously awesome lyrics, it's a great start, there's something so beautiful about a voice and an acoustic guitar. The next track is "Mess" is another slower track and it seems that the lyrics are the standout on this track, I have said before and I will say it again, I love songwriters and Ed Sheeran is certainly a great songwriter, lyrics that move you and make you think! love it. Listen to the story he tells in this song.
"Sing" is a more upbeat song and I love it, the beat is unreal, the lyrics and his voice! wow an awesome track that'll you'll find yourself singing along to (even if you can't hit those high notes), I love the line " she handed me a bottle of water filled with tequila I already know she’s a keeper" love it! The next track is "Don’t" this is one hell of a track about some cheating bitch I love the line "Don't fuck with my love", the track is more upbeat and I love when songwriters don't shy away from using swear words. Great song, great music, great singing!
"Nina" is a more laid back track after the last two more upbeat tracks, I don't mind this song but it's not my favourite. the standout is the lyric "smoking illegal weed
Getting high as two kites" takes me back to my holiday recently nothing like a bonging on! The next track is "Photograph" is another slower song and I love the way Ed Sheeran can tell a story and keep you enthralled and wanting to know what happens next, that is the sign of a talented singer/songwriter love it!
"Bloodstream" has an awesome intro that guitar riff is seriously cool, the way it builds with the humming and when his voice kicks in sweet as! One of my favourite tracks on the album. We then move onto the track "Tenerife" this song moves you and makes you lament all those lost loves, his voice has a searingly honest tone to it that just takes this song to another level especially with the line "so in love, so in love"
"Runaway" has a more upbeat tempo from the start and is a great pick me up from the previous tracks, it has a more soul feel and Ed Sheeran's voice is magic, just pure magic. We then move onto the next track "The Man" is a real change of direction and has a real sort of spoken word vibe and the line "I'm just disgusted with the skeletons you sleep with in your closet," this song really grows on you, I love it my new favourite!
"Thinking Out Loud" is the last song on the album and this song is Ed Sheeran at his best, this song will become an absolute classic and will be remembered for a long time to come, that my friends is the hallmark of a great singer/songwriter, this song has everything, amazingly beautiful lyrics, fantastic music and a voice that is so hauntingly beautiful, mark my words this song will one of those songs that will stand the test of time!
They always say that the first album is a life time of hard work and it's always the follow up album that makes and breaks an artist, well Ed Sheeran has certainly proven that he is an amazing singer/songwriters and musicians who is destined to become one of the greats! I love this album and I am giving it 5 shots of whiskey out of 5! Yes seriously it's that good and I still have it on heavy rotation, worth every cent!
Till next week peace out my bitches!