James Blunt

Chubypig

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My brother bought the James Blunt CD and I'm addicted! I don't know why, but every time I listen it gets better and better. Does anyone else like him, and if so, are there other artists like him that you'd recommend? I can't stop listening! :D
 

Lacero

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Not fair. This should go into Music Discussion. :D

I wrote a post on Texas but that got no replies. :eek:

Thanks for the info on James Blunt. I'll check out his album.
 

Chubypig

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Lacero said:
Not fair. This should go into Music Discussion. :D

I wrote a post on Texas but that got no replies. :eek:

Thanks for the info on James Blunt. I'll check out his album.
Oops :eek: I never knew the Music Discussion forum existed! sorry. But, now that it's here, we can still talk about him. :D
 

Applespider

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Yup, I think I mentioned in him in an 'Artist you've never heard of' earlier this year.

I 'discovered' him thanks to the iTunes free single of the week last November and bought the album soon afterwards. It is great. I saw him doing an acoustic set at the Apple Store in Regent St in June (which is available on iTMS in the UK at least) and in concert in October. Some of his new tracks, not yet released, are really good. There's one in particular about killing someone who dies in your arms which is very moving.
 

Chubypig

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Applespider said:
Yup, I think I mentioned in him in an 'Artist you've never heard of' earlier this year.

I 'discovered' him thanks to the iTunes free single of the week last November and bought the album soon afterwards. It is great. I saw him doing an acoustic set at the Apple Store in Regent St in June (which is available on iTMS in the UK at least) and in concert in October. Some of his new tracks, not yet released, are really good. There's one in particular about killing someone who dies in your arms which is very moving.
where did you listen to these unreleased tracks? At the concert? I would love to hear them!
 

Applespider

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Chubypig said:
where did you listen to these unreleased tracks? I would love to hear them!
He played them at the two live performances that I've been to; he said that they'd be on the next album. I was so disappointed that they didn't make it to the 'Live in London' iTMS set.

Have a look on the forums at jamesblunt.com; they sometimes have links to live performances that he's done with links to download them.
 

Jon'sLightBulbs

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This guy is pretty good. He has a sweet little lyrical style that's cute, if you're into that. I checked him out when he opened for Duran Duran and Beck in Rome. The Italians loved him... but strangely reacted completely nonchalantly when Beck came out.

For Blunt though... one of his more popular tracks is "High." I like it.
 

OutThere

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Seriously good stuff...Virgin radio got me addicted to it over the summer when they played him roughly a million times each day on Drivetime/Early Breakfast (Midnight through 4 am my time :eek: :eek: :D :eek: )
 

SamIchi

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Yea this should be in the Music Discussion... Anyways,

Funny, I just "acquired" this album. It was suggested in another forum for people that liked Jack Johnson. I haven't listened to it though. So much music :D
 

lem0n

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ooooh... his voice is a bit funny but it's strangely addictive... i love it when he goes "my life is brilliant" and just stop...
 

lem0n

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yes, Daniel Powter, that video for "Bad Day" is awesome, the first part where there are 6 people... the juxtaposition is really nice... and he's CANADIAN!!!! [ok, get a bit work up over the Canadian part :p ] his voice is a bit better than Jame Blunt...
 

Sic

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he's just another in a long line of boring soppy male songwriters, a la Daniel Powter, Damien Rice, David Gray, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, (although he's got a great voice and i can just about bear to listen to him) and John Mayer, who all just seem like really poor versions of Dashboard Confessional. seems that at the moment, we're intent on not hearing anything new, rather regurgitations of things that have been done to death a thousand times before (see: The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Futureheads, Kaiser Chiefs, Funeral For a Friend, My Chemical Romance (although some of their songs are ok))

luckily, enough decent and varied music has been released outside the vein that i normally listen to, to hopefully keep me going through this "dry-spell". i must admit that the boredom i feel towards the current music scene has forced me to listen to things i wouldnt normally listen to, and it's enriched my collection somewhat. so i guess i can indirectly thank these talentless drones for something.
 

iGav

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lem0n said:
ooooh... his voice is a bit funny
That's putting it mildly... I'm at a loss to explain how someone who can't sing in tune, never mind carry one can be sooooooooooooooo popular, when the likes of Pete Yorn go completely unnoticed here in the UK. :confused:
 

jimN

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iGav said:
That's putting it mildly... I'm at a loss to explain how someone who can't sing in tune, never mind carry one can be sooooooooooooooo popular, when the likes of Pete Yorn go completely unnoticed here in the UK. :confused:
Someone's not a fan! Can't say i agree with you. Would definitely suggest you check out Damine Rice if you like James Blunt. And why not listen to some Tom Mcrae if you can him on iTunes. He's a tad miserable and the first two albums are better than the third but he has some terrific songs.
 

Sic

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jimN said:
Someone's not a fan! Can't say i agree with you. Would definitely suggest you check out Damine Rice if you like James Blunt. And why not listen to some Tom Mcrae if you can him on iTunes. He's a tad miserable and the first two albums are better than the third but he has some terrific songs.
/case arrested
 

DJY

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I agree.. James Blunt's album is GREAT!

This has become the most played CD in my collection over the past week (figurately speaking of course). Can't remember the last time I actually played a CD but iTunes, iPod etc... this one gets the two thumbs up big time!

I particularly like Goodbye My Lover, High, Your Beautiful, Billy, Cry, No Bravery.
 

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Blunt

I would refer you to what people who genuinely care about music think about James Blunt, as expressed here (contains swearing).

James Blunt writes trite music for people who've never heard anything challenging in their lives, and exists so he can be mass-marketed to idiots who see a picture of some silhouetted guy on a psychadelic Doors-esque marketing poster and think to themselves how edgy that is. Pathetic, really pathetic.

There are singer-songwriters playing at all over the UK playing for free at open mic nights who make a mockery of Blunt's abilities.

Instead of James Blunt, I would suggest people listen to the following bands:

Andy, Glenn and Ritch
Popular Workshop
This Ain't Vegas
Meet Me in St Louis
 

0098386

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I like that 3 wise men song but everything else is just overplayed. Hes the next "Coldplay" for sure.
 

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Dunepilot said:
I would refer you to what people who genuinely care about music think about James Blunt, as expressed here (contains swearing).

James Blunt writes trite music for people who've never heard anything challenging in their lives, and exists so he can be mass-marketed to idiots who see a picture of some silhouetted guy on a psychadelic Doors-esque marketing poster and think to themselves how edgy that is. Pathetic, really pathetic.

There are singer-songwriters playing at all over the UK playing for free at open mic nights who make a mockery of Blunt's abilities.

Instead of James Blunt, I would suggest people listen to the following bands:

Andy, Glenn and Ritch
Popular Workshop
This Ain't Vegas
Meet Me in St Louis
ok but what if you just like the sound rather that the deep messages in music? :confused:
 

iGav

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Dunepilot said:
There are singer-songwriters playing at all over the UK playing for free at open mic nights who make a mockery of Blunt's abilities.
That's putting it mildly... (heheh)

May I suggest...

There are karaoke-singers playing all over the UK playing for free at karaoke nights who make a mockery of Blunt's abilities.
heheheheh.