Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

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Re: Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

Postby MKR » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:42 pm

the amount of bad was soooo glaring when i watched Ed sheeran's performance at the grammy's that i got all embarrased. embarrased for him and for the everyone who thought it was cool.
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Re: Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

Postby SempreSami » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:01 am

Thought KT Tunstall did the looping thing better and without constantly whinging about being cheated on and bleached anuses.
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Re: Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

Postby shadowplay » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:31 am

MKR wrote:the amount of bad was soooo glaring when i watched Ed sheeran's performance at the grammy's that i got all embarrased. embarrased for him and for the everyone who thought it was cool.


Were you expecting to see something 'cool' at the Grammy's? Seems to me that Ed and the Grammy's are well matched shades of beige.

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Re: Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

Postby MKR » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:56 am

shadowplay wrote:
MKR wrote:the amount of bad was soooo glaring when i watched Ed sheeran's performance at the grammy's that i got all embarrased. embarrased for him and for the everyone who thought it was cool.


Were you expecting to see something 'cool' at the Grammy's? Seems to me that Ed and the Grammy's are well matched shades of beige.

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no not really
Just a combination of boredom and curiosity of what today's pop music looked and sounded like. findings were not good.

that 80s funk band the time were quite good though.
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Re: Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

Postby somanytoys » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:39 am

hahaha - shades of beige, that could not have been put any better. Uncrafted (or not well crafted) silly putty, basically.

I agree wholeheartedly with both Telliot's and Shadowplay's initial comments, I think that there are just a lot of bland people in the world. More so when it comes to art and music, but for some people, it's also clothes, furniture, jewelry, all kinds of things. Some people just aren't exposed to anything outside the norm, some just go with what's expected or dumped on them by the industry, but I think a lot of them just have no taste to speak of. I get not caring about some things, get what you need and move on, but not everything. That makes life bland, but I think a lot of people are bland, that's why so much crappy reality tv is making so much headway now.

And it's a shame, I'm finding what you said was done on the Grammys is being done more and more, (maybe it's having to be done more and more) - putting on an older band that has some real kind of creativity, soul, something, like The Time in this case, and then that instantly becomes THE artistic oasis in the desert that is the rest of the music on the show. The rest of the music that is getting awards. It kind of puts things in perspective when you witness that, and it kind of shows just how much of a sham a show like that is, and that it's a reflection not only on the industry itself, but the reflection of consumers of that industry as a whole.

Edit: Just thought about this part - to be clear, I have absolutely no idea who this guy is or what his music is like, and don't really care to find out, based on the descriptions & opinions here. I'm just commenting on the larger picture that this reflects.
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Re: Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

Postby Potatone » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:30 am

He obviously works hard and is talented but so is everyone working at the higher levels of the industry. But he has all the markers of "authenticity" : acoustic guitar, stripped down performances, non-polished nice-lad-who-always-calls-his-mum image etc. So people fall over themselves to say "oh finally a REAL artist".

In terms of talent its not like he's miles beyond say, Lady Gaga. Its just his gimmick is "not having a gimmick".

I find it a bit dull personally, I want my artists to be crazy pretentious weirdos.

Also its a bit telling how whenever the topic of sheeran comes up everyone praises him and how nice and talented he is but doesen't really talk about their favourite song or how his albums are pushing music forward or anything.
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Re: Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

Postby soggy mittens » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:40 am

Is Ed Sheeran really that good?

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