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Ed Sheeran Dreadful!

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I honestly don't think I'd know an Ed Sheeran song if one was played to me. That's actually not something I'm proud of, because to have become so unaware of new music means that I've almost certainly missed some great stuff as well as the less great.

I wouldn't say I've lost interest in music so much, just that I don't seem to have the patience any more to listen to a load of stuff I don't like in order to find the odd gem that I do.

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It's bland shite for pre teens.  anyone over 16 who honestly listensto this needs a kick in the cunt.

My eldest daughter likes him. He's a fucking wonky eyed ginger twat

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He seems to be the solo equivalent of coldplay i.e. maybe one OK track, and then hundreds of bland variations on a theme. With Ed Sheehan though, I couldn't work out which is supposed to be the good track.

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11 minutes ago, Sgt Hartman said:

Feel sorry for the kids being brought up on the shite that passes for music these days.

I know that sounds very, 'when I were a boy' but let's face it, it's the musical equivalent of McDonald's. Bland, cheap, corporate and instantly forgettable.

I knew things had gone very wrong a few years back when I went to a U2 gig - don't take the piss, Bono's a gobshite but they've done some good tunes- and half way through, the band announced that we were to be treated to a 'new' song.

What followed was, I swear to God, a musical advert for Apple in song form. Nobody was less surprised than me when U2 started doing TV ads for Apple soon after. 

If you have the misfortune to any any of those shitefactor singers, all the blokes especially, sound exactly the same. At least, back in the day, you knew your Kurt Cobain's voice to a Mick Jagger's or a David Bowie's...

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D major. Em7. Dmaj. Cadd9. A7sus4. Cadd9.

Rinse and repeat with various Capo positions

 

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I'm honestly baffled as to why he's such a sensation. I love good songwriting of all kinds, and I'm a sucker for a well-written soppy pop song, but the stuff I've heard of his seems like absolute dross - with the exception of 'The A Team' or whatever it was called which was a decent enough tune. I wonder is it because he plays the guitar, is that seen as such a rare thing nowadays to have a singer-songwriter that plays the guitar.

I don't hear many well written melodies these days, and much of popular songwriting seems to take a single brief hook and milk it to absolute death rather than have a well written song with an interesting middle 8 ect...

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On 01/04/2017 at 17:29, Drew Butler said:

Off to see Guns n Roses in June. Where are all the bands like that nowadays?

I saw them a few years ago, supporting Thin Lizzy. They kept us waiting so long, if I hadn't been with someone else I would have walked out. As it was, he came on at 11pm and alternated between G&R and the band's own solo stuff. Loads of people were walking out.

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4 hours ago, mooncat69 said:

I saw them a few years ago, supporting Thin Lizzy. They kept us waiting so long, if I hadn't been with someone else I would have walked out. As it was, he came on at 11pm and alternated between G&R and the band's own solo stuff. Loads of people were walking out.

They have the original line-up now though, and Axl has a clause in his contract basically banning him from fucking about.

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4 hours ago, spunko said:

That U2 are now in second place, or that U2 are in second place? They're both awful.

Maybe only older people that are financially established (U2 fans from the 80s/90s/2000s) can afford concert tickets as most youngsters are living at home with their parents on MW and paying off student debts for their Surfing Studies degrees?

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2 hours ago, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

Maybe only older people that are financially established (U2 fans from the 80s/90s/2000s) can afford concert tickets as most youngsters are living at home with their parents on MW and paying off student debts for their Surfing Studies degrees?

Possibly. U2 in tbe 80s I really liked but their stuff went down hill fast imho. 

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13 hours ago, spunko said:

Possibly. U2 in tbe 80s I really liked but their stuff went down hill fast imho. 

Yes, from the indie of Boy and War to the peaks of Pride, WIth or Without You, and Streets have no Name they were excellent.

I went to see them at Wembley on one of their later tours thinking this sort of quality would be forthcoming.  After a good opening by P J Harvey and a superb performance by Big Audio Dynaminte I couldn't wait for U2.

Their new songs were shockingly bland and tedious; I walked out after half an hour.  I remember the good natured exchange with the gate security on the way out:

 

If you don't get stamped you might not be able to get back in

I don't want to go back in

Ah, but we might make you go back in!

:D

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On 09/08/2019 at 10:03, Frank Hovis said:

Yes, from the indie of Boy and War to the peaks of Pride, WIth or Without You, and Streets have no Name they were excellent.

I went to see them at Wembley on one of their later tours thinking this sort of quality would be forthcoming.  After a good opening by P J Harvey and a superb performance by Big Audio Dynaminte I couldn't wait for U2.

Their new songs were shockingly bland and tedious; I walked out after half an hour.  I remember the good natured exchange with the gate security on the way out:

 

If you don't get stamped you might not be able to get back in

I don't want to go back in

Ah, but we might make you go back in!

:D

Never been a massive fan of U2, they sort of passed me by, if that's possible. But one line:

"You broke the bonds and loosened the chains, carried the cross of all my shame, you know I believe it. But I still haven't found what I'm looking for..."

It's choking me up just thinking about it.

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18 hours ago, Roger_Mellie said:

Never been a massive fan of U2, they sort of passed me by, if that's possible. But one line:

"You broke the bonds and loosened the chains, carried the cross of all my shame, you know I believe it. But I still haven't found what I'm looking for..."

It's choking me up just thinking about it.

A mate of mine once went to a wedding, and it was that song that was chosen for the first dance..

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He lived in Suffolk (owns a big house there apparently where his family still are), last week BBC Look East were waxing lyrical about Ed for some reason or another. They go on about him like he's a modern day Elvis.

I remember when Ed was newly famous my sister told my that my neice has gone to see him perform. I couldn't quite muster any excitement in my reply.

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