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Posts Tagged: Ed Sheeran
If you are a pop song lover, I don’t know how you can deny Ed Sheeran the first place
I called Ed Sheeran right from the get go
let’s all agree that the Sheeran Beyonce remix of “Perfect” is, if nothing else, a single.
shows are back with a vengeance
still in the top ten nine months later!
except Ed can’t bear to be out of the charts for even one week
in the top ten since February
It has worked for him one more time.
The Birth Defects are playing at the Hi Hat on Friday
Bookended by King Edward
13th non-consecutive week at Number 1
rock star looks can not compete with hooks
Pretty much evident
a flawless pop stroke
Sheeran and Drake
Ed Sheeran still the top of the morning!
Tay Tay is sure going have her work cut out
I didn’t know he could BREAK POP STATESIDE
the only people who hate him is rock critics
The numbers are staggering
Ed is good enough to make it here.
Top of the pop firmament
He deserves every single one
a great great piece of timeless modern pop.
it’s just something that I want to do
He is like old mother Riley
he gets laid but more or less the same way Woody Allen used to get laid
very very impressive
in great shape
Billy Bragg goes pop
‘the harmonic progressions, melodic and rhythmic elements central to Gaye’s track formed the structure of Sheehan’s hit’
‘I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while. I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years, but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes’
There are so many outlets, so many blogs, websites, magazines which need the attention in an over-saturated market, that necessarily anything, yes about anything, passes for news
At least Coldplay have one another, at least Bey has a backing band, Ed is right front and center, saying the same crap day in and day out. The man wouldn’t know a spontaneous instant if it took his guitar and rammed it up his nose. Seven sucky songs and one with Chris.
‘These days? You know what? Ed Sheeran is really interesting to me… Yeah, yeah. Lovely guitar and he’s a one-man band at the moment but he has the potential. And James Bay. They’re the two that come to mind immediately.” ’60s and ’70s legends seem to just love the shit out of Ed Sheeran; you should hear Elton John talk about him on his Beats 1 Radio show.’
What is with Ed, you ask? I doubt the NBC special would have had much effect on sales, however a discount to a dollar a holla might certainly have had a rush of sales. Remember, sales doesn’t equate to money earned: that depends on price of course.
Now that’s something you don’t see every day, two Ed Sheeran album, his only two albums, one from 2014 and one from (astoundingly) 2011, in the charts. Why? Because of his residency at Wembley Stadium. Between the two maybe six great songs.
‘I was a very, very weird child. I had a port-wine stain birthmark on my face that I got lasered off when I was very young; one day, they forgot to put the anesthetic on, and ever since then, I had a stutter. I also had very big, blue NHS glasses — NHS is the National Health Service, one day I hope you’ll have the same! And I lacked an eardrum on one side of my ear, so stuttering was actually the least of my problems!’
The stage was a beauty, the lighting dramatic and the screens like a Greek chorus of Ed’s one moment, and then individual (during “Thinking Out Loud” the music video played on one screen right behind him). The result was a world of Ed’s or only two Ed’s, but always a flux of concepts echoing the songs, which can’t really withstand too much
With Ed off on his stadium tour, which reaches New York this week, I thought it might be worth remembering his set at Mercury Lounge three and a half years ago. Already a star in the UK, he hadn’t broken the US yet, hadn’t become best friends forever with Taylor Swift and hadn’t recorded the double album X. Though he was still thinking out loud… at the 200 capacity Mercury Lounge!!
I like the kid a lot, but don’t love him, still he has a handful of cracker songs. Two of his best songs are here, one of them “Even My Dad Does Sometimes” is MIA. Plus a little skimpy? I figure he is giving 90 minutes.
If Trance has won the battle for the singles charts, the album charts are very volatile, it is a world where the cult band can make its presence felt… if only for a week. Blur at # 2 and Mumford at # 1, the revenge of rock? Yeah, but not really, because who knows how long it will last\. Meanwhile, Sheeran and Swift are still hanging on. Sheeran? one month short of a year in the top ten
Of those I am seeing, Ed is always a blast live and should have no problems rocking the joint. I do wonder if he has an actual band yet? James Taylor I had tickets at MSG last winter but found myself in Florida instead, and Alabama Shakes have a terrific new album, so, yeah, let it rock.
Nothing new here, last year it was Tay keeping Meghan down, this year Mark keeping ed out of the # 1 position. That ten weeks at the top is pretty damn impressive I will say that.
I’ve always liked Ed, he is like a miracle of science, a guy who quite literally did it his way and yet managed to get away with singer songwriter angst and pop moves I’ve never seen him perform poorly. So consider this an absolute must see.
Today, there is certainly a lot of mediocrity, any American Idol, X Factor product is an example for me! But at the same time, there is a lot of excellent music, it is just harder to find it because of the enormous amount of bands formed every year and songs released each day!