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Where's the depth ??
on 9 October 2013
When James Blunt's 1st album appeared it was chock full of good songs with good stories being told. 1st albums tend to do this.....it's the backlog of (usually) years of writing. However, it's this "hurdle" which is usually the hard one to top and this is where James seems to be having a little trouble . Yes, the songs aren't bad............but they ain't that good either and seem to be relying on clever arrangements and production techniques to disguise predictable tunes with............predictable lyrics.
This is unfortunate because I do believe he has the ability and depth to turn out some really good stuff but the road he finds himself on at the moment is a tad bland.
James, it's time to turn off this highway and do some exploring.....Dig deep !!