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Ed Sheeran had 9/10 of the top ten


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2 minutes ago, snowbind said:

Tbh I've got no bones to pick with sheeran, sure he makes bland limp music, but at least he can write, play and (sort of) sing. He's worked hard and it's payed off. He didn't chase fame, he just made music and ended up a success, which is such a better story than expecting x-factor to lift you out of the gutter.

 

Him having 9 singles in the what ever just goes to show what a diabolical state charted music is in.

Definitely agree with this, but I still want to punch his smug ginger face.

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7 hours ago, King A said:

I like him. I just don't like his music. Fair play though, the guy got there through his own hard work and determination. He's a genuinely nice bloke from what I've read, fair play to him.

 

Enough about Diddler, what about Ed Sheeran? Brap. 

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The only reason this situation has happened is because streaming music counts towards the charts now (as well as existing methods), not because he's released all the tracks as singles, which is what used to be the case (needing to release tracks as singles only)

 

snowbind is right - the charts today is in a total state.

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Thing I don't get about this is the uproar about how the charts aren't fit for purpose (didn't he also have 16 of the top 20 songs too?).. 

 

I mean, surely the ultimate goal of the charts is to illustrate which music (or any other media) is most popular right now?  And as such, streaming could be a much more tangible / reliable method of establishing that?  Definitely more so than selling of 'singles', anyway. 

 

Who fucking cares if one person's album can dominate the charts like this? It's based on evidence, seems like the charts are more accurate than they've ever been? 

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He apparently brought two bodyguards with him to an old schoolmates NYE house party a couple of years ago (that my girlfriend's sister was also at), which seemed a bit like self-obsessed celebrity overkill. Although spending New Years at an old mate's house seems very down to Earth, so I guess it balances out.

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10 hours ago, Darhkwing said:

I really like some of his stuff. I got a bit addicted to Castle on the hill. His last album was pretty good too and a team / lego house were not bad songs either.

 

About Framlingham Castle, which strangely enough is the same town they filmed the TV series "Detectorists" :)

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16 hours ago, Stevedave said:

He's very, very bland. His success seems to be based around that and also being the least offensive looking person ever. It's worked for him though so good luck to the guy tbh. 

 

Yeah (not sure if you're referring to Sheeran or Blunt, but it pretty much applies to both!). He's basically hit on the same sort of formula as U2, Coldplay, Adele etc and managed to become one of the biggest acts in the world by coming up with something that everyone thinks is alright. He probably has no more dedicated fans than hundreds of other acts, but has tapped into the super-lucrative "only buys two albums a year, in Tesco/I'll give it a listen on Spotify I spose" market which translates into unstoppable momentum!

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6 minutes ago, MrPogo said:

but has tapped into the super-lucrative "only buys two albums a year, in Tesco/I'll give it a listen on Spotify I spose" market which translates into unstoppable momentum!

 

haha perfect description.

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