Friday, August 19, 2005

Does everyone have a different take? Are you just cool and I'm just baked?

I finally caved in a got the James Blunt Album 'Back to Bedlam'. It has been at Numero Uno in the charts for a while now so it must be good........mustn't it?

A complete and utter blunt??

First Listen...
Well I've listened to it now, all 10 tracks, and it's quite good, although there is something nagging at me that I feel like I've heard a few of the songs before, not that they're rip-offs but some of the soings are a bit same-ish. I can't quite put my finger on it but if you've heard it you might know what I mean.

A while later....
Ok, I've listened to it a bit more, and actually listened to the lyrics, and I must admit that some of the songs do do it for me, and I think it's one of those ones that I 'll listen to when I'm a little lonely and want a few songs to wallow in.

I couldn't do better myself though so I'll stop now.

Got any comments on it???


SwissToni said...

I saw James Blunt on "later....with Jools Holland" and he did a solo version of "goodbye my lover". He was clearly very nervous, and the performance wasn't much cop and I wasn't impressed at all. But then over the next couple of days I found that the song had implanted itself in my brain, so I went out and bought the album.... and I know exactly what you mean. I *quite* liked it, but it didn't strike me as brilliant. Sure "goodbye my lover" and "you're beautiful" stood out, but I was averagely indifferent to the rest.

But it grew on me.

At Glastonbury, I got up on the sunday morning to check him out on the main stage. The crowd was pretty big and it was a beautiful sunny day, and he was fantastic. Really brilliant, and I understand it was the making of him. By the time I got home on the monday night, his concert at Rock City had sold out, and he was booking a slot in the Nottingham Arena. Shortly afterwards "You're Beautiful" climbed up to number 1 in the chart having been released 6 weeks earlier. Despite hearing it a huge number of times, I still like it and I haven't got tired of it. In fact, I think I'm going to pop the album on now.

I know some people hate him, can't stand his voice blah, blah, blah. But fuck'em. I like it.


adem said...

I'm liking this a lot now.