X [Deluxe Edition] (CD)


Ed Sheeran

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Amoeba Review

06/23/2014

In the three years sine Ed Sheeran released his debut record, +, his star power has grown immeasurably. With guest appearances on Taylor Swift’s enormous Red album and having written a number of One Direction songs, Sheeran is close to a household name—even by people who may not know his actual music. Sheeran will probably change all that with X, an album chockfull of catchy, radio-ready jams and plaintive singer-songwriter material that should keep his young, mostly teenaged fanbase singing along one minute and having their hearts melt the next. Songs like “Sing” are instantly memorable—seriously, listen to this song once and then try to get it out of your head—using the Justin Timberlake template of aggressively strummed acoustic guitars, hip-hop beats and falsetto, singalong vocals to great effect. Sheeran isn’t just trying on hip-hop like a coat, either—“The Man” seeks influence from a fellow Brit, The Streets’ Mike Skinner, utilizing a quick, witty, streetwise delivery similar to Skinner’s for a devastating breakup song. Songs like these and “Bloodstream,” with its Edge-like circulating acoustic guitars and references to drug use (“I feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream, so tell me when it kicks in”) should silence anyone trying to lump the talented Sheeran in with the kiddie pop crew. Of course, Sheeran knows his audience too, and young girls will eat up songs like “Thinking Out Loud” like chocolate—“I’m thinkin’ bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe just the touch of a hand … well me I fall in love with you every single day” he sings, and it’s impossible not to swoon a bit (or to imagine this song soundtracking millennial wedding montages of the future). With X, Sheeran’s music should now be known just as much as his face, his associations or his shock of bright red hair. It’s got the complete package of heart and hits.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
One
Ed Sheeran 04:12
2.
I'm a Mess
Ed Sheeran 04:04
3.
Sing
Ed Sheeran 03:55
4.
Don't
Ed Sheeran 03:39
5.
Nina
Ed Sheeran 03:45
6.
Photograph
Ed Sheeran 04:18
7.
Bloodstream
Ed Sheeran 05:00
8.
Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheeran 04:01
9.
Runaway
Ed Sheeran 03:25
10.
The Man
Ed Sheeran 04:10
11.
Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran 04:41
12.
Afire Love
Ed Sheeran 05:14
13.
Take It Back
Ed Sheeran
14.
Shirtsleeves
Ed Sheeran
15.
Even My Dad Does Sometimes
Ed Sheeran
16.
I See Fire
Ed Sheeran

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