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Ed Sheeran

Do you like him or hate him?

Flavor of the month and destined to join James Blunt and Daniel Powter and be quickly forgotten or is this the beginning of a productive career?

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Re: Ed Sheeran

I cant really say as all I have heard is from the radio and youtube, but what I have heard I like.

This one is probably my favorite of his:

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Re: Ed Sheeran

I like The A Team, though the rest of + is hit and miss for me. It's kind of an eclectic album.

When Sheeran appeared with Elton on the Grammys, my friend's kid who's a Sheeran fan asked "Who's that old guy ruining Ed Sheeran's song?"
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Re: Ed Sheeran

How did Bilbo Baggins become a babe magnet?

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Re: Ed Sheeran

+ is ok, but mostly miss. He has a great career ahead of him as a songwriter though.
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Re: Ed Sheeran

I think Taylor recommend him to Selena Gomez as a boyfriend.
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Re: Ed Sheeran

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+ is ok, but mostly miss. He has a great career ahead of him as a songwriter though.
'charisma' and 'skill as a songwriter' are not mutually exclusive.
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Ed Sheeran and his killer new Rock song

Someone posted this song on another board, and I clicked on it because of the question asked about it. (Which KISS song does this sound like?)

I didn't expect much because, well, it's Ed Sheeran. Pop guy.

And then the riff started and I was quite impressed. (It actually sounds like a riff I wrote around 1999, so it's a pretty standard issue, obvious riff that is elevated by a great performance and a fantastic groove here, as well as some good vocal melodies.)

I don't know what you think, but as a hard core Hard Rock fan (one who appreciates funk and a good groove in a Rock song) I really dig it.

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No one's going to call this a great song, lyrically, but so what? It's a great ROCK song with a killer groove and catchy vocal melodies.
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Re: Ed Sheeran

He is still around and probably stronger than ever

This song is pretty good

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Re: Ed Sheeran

I like about half of the songs on his new collaboration album that came out yesterday. The song with Eminem and 50 Cent and the one with HER are pretty good
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Re: Ed Sheeran

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Do you like him or hate him?

Flavor of the month and destined to join James Blunt and Daniel Powter and be quickly forgotten or is this the beginning of a productive career?
Heís just dreadful. And look at this old comment. Itís sad that guys like James Blunt were a flash in the pan while this awful guy endures. He made a music video where he skied and snuggled in winter sweaters with a chick and it wasnít ironic! All his songs are whiny and heís the proof that payola still exists.
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I don't like him but 40 year old housewives need something to listen to. You can only listen to so much Bon Jovi before you need a break.
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I like him but I'm a 41-year-old married woman
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Be careful, people here have been banned for posting coffee-spilling gifs.
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Originally Posted by Decker
Be careful, people here have been banned for posting coffee-spilling gifs.
Do I even wanna ask? haha
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Re: Ed Sheeran

Maybe every song from his new album is going to be a hit



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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Maybe every song from his new album is going to be a hit
There's an s missing somewhere in there.
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Re: Ed Sheeran

He is back


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Re: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran found Not Guilty of Copywrite infringement in composing "Thinking Out Loud". It always felt like a dubious claim. I can't really hear anything all that similar in "Let's Get It On".
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Re: Ed Sheeran

Originally Posted by Decker
Ed Sheeran found Not Guilty of Copywrite infringement in composing "Thinking Out Loud". It always felt like a dubious claim. I can't really hear anything all that similar in "Let's Get It On".
There are definite similarities. Whether they were enough to win a court case is another matter. Rick Beato gave a pretty good comparison of the 2 songs here ...

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Re: Ed Sheeran

There are only so many chord progressions in the world. It will be interesting to see if lawsuits like this continue to increase as more and more musicians go back to the same well.
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Robert Johnson's heirs should sue every musician that has ever picked up a guitar.
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The one lawsuit I kept waiting for but never got filed with John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change" which seems like a total rip-off of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" as it has the same melody, rhythm, and a very similar theme even (though with kind of the polar-opposite message).
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That's great news.

Now Robin Thicke should appeal.

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