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Title: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Ian on September 02, 2017, 07:12:22 PM
Seems like every time I turn my radio on there's one of his flaming records playing, I've only heard one of his I like and that's Castle On The Hill, as for Galway Girl, what an insult to Irish music that is.  >:D
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Calman on March 20, 2018, 08:17:20 AM
I have to agree, without knowing much about him as a singer at the time, I instantly liked Castle on the Hill (and the message portrayed in the video).  I'm not saying he isn't a good singer or his other songs aren't worth a second listen, but 'Castle on the Hill' is just one of those songs which stays in your head.

All the best,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Scott on March 20, 2018, 01:13:33 PM
Hit-makers are notoriously overplayed.  Same here in Switzerland.  If it isnít Ed Sheehan, it might be Adele.  Too bad because both are fantastic talents who end up loathed by people who like variety.
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Jericoke on March 20, 2018, 01:47:11 PM
Hit-makers are notoriously overplayed.  Same here in Switzerland.  If it isnít Ed Sheehan, it might be Adele.  Too bad because both are fantastic talents who end up loathed by people who like variety.

A few years ago Lorde was upset she was getting so much play time.  She was worried people would get sick of hearing 'Royals'  over and over again.

Since getting Spotify, I don't know that I've turned on a radio for music in about 4 years.  I might be out of touch with the Top 40, but I know I like what comes on.  I don't want to sound like a shill, but I love Spotify's "discovery" feature, I'm always getting music I've never heard, but enjoy very much.
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Ian on March 20, 2018, 02:27:30 PM
I've not seen the video Cal, bad enough hearing him.  :D
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on March 20, 2018, 07:02:17 PM
Hit-makers are notoriously overplayed.  Same here in Switzerland.  If it isnít Ed Sheehan, it might be Adele.  Too bad because both are fantastic talents who end up loathed by people who like variety.

A few years ago Lorde was upset she was getting so much play time.  She was worried people would get sick of hearing 'Royals'  over and over again.

Since getting Spotify, I don't know that I've turned on a radio for music in about 4 years.  I might be out of touch with the Top 40, but I know I like what comes on.  I don't want to sound like a shill, but I love Spotify's "discovery" feature, I'm always getting music I've never heard, but enjoy very much.

I do the same with Pandora.
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Alianora La Canta on March 20, 2018, 10:21:30 PM
I haven't heard much Ed Sheeran, possibly because the local gym tends to play more dance and R&B. (They over-play Dua Lipa and Drake, in my opinion, but that's another story).

Occasionally I buy music I hear there, but I also use music I hear on TV, services from Spotify, new release announcements from artists I like, music magazines (their CDs often have at least one track I like) and one particular pen-pal who likes sending me music (and doesn't like anything in the current Top 40). I try to keep some notice of the Top 40... ...not because I like much of it, but because it comes in useful a few years later when I need a low-scoring answer on a Pointless music round ;)

This month's music purchases include one dance track (Cashmere Cat), albums from Tom Jones (rock-pop), Amy MacDonald (folk-pop), Kylie Minogue (dance-pop), Eric Clapton (rock) and Juanes (Latin), two albums of Chinese instrumental music and two compilation albums spanning multiple genres each. (Admittedly, I don't usually buy quite that much music in the same month). This may explain why Spotify has trouble figuring out what to recommend to me.
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: John S on March 21, 2018, 11:19:56 AM
I kinda know what you mean Ian, but aren't we just showing our age complaining about music created by a younger generation? :DntKnw:

What do you think our parents thought of a lot of the artists played constantly on the pirate radio stations when we were teenagers. You must remember how they pushed certain artists as power plays every hour, sometimes more, David McWilliams for instance.  :D

It's not so much the new artists I object to, it's these Gold stations that play 70s & 80s classics where they seem to endlessly recycle a couple of hundred tunes - most of which have never been in my top hundred. 
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Ian on March 21, 2018, 01:24:41 PM
I quite like some of the new stuff John, I know exactly what my Dad thought of the stuff I liked back then........" What's that sh*t you're listening." My son's into all that drum and bass rubbish, does my head in.  |-(
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Jericoke on March 21, 2018, 02:09:22 PM
Hit-makers are notoriously overplayed.  Same here in Switzerland.  If it isnít Ed Sheehan, it might be Adele.  Too bad because both are fantastic talents who end up loathed by people who like variety.

A few years ago Lorde was upset she was getting so much play time.  She was worried people would get sick of hearing 'Royals'  over and over again.

Since getting Spotify, I don't know that I've turned on a radio for music in about 4 years.  I might be out of touch with the Top 40, but I know I like what comes on.  I don't want to sound like a shill, but I love Spotify's "discovery" feature, I'm always getting music I've never heard, but enjoy very much.

I do the same with Pandora.

I used to love Pandora, but they haven't been available in Canada for about 20 years now.
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Dare on March 21, 2018, 05:08:36 PM
I listen to this on the pc and my Roku


worldwide music   https://tunein.com/radio/local/
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Alianora La Canta on March 21, 2018, 05:52:59 PM
It's not so much the new artists I object to, it's these Gold stations that play 70s & 80s classics where they seem to endlessly recycle a couple of hundred tunes - most of which have never been in my top hundred.

At least that means they have a three-digit playlist. The stations my gym plays don't seem to play more than 60 songs in a week each, of which 40 are invariably the Top 40-selling songs on whichever version of last week's chart that station regards as most representative of its audience's tastes. (Thankfully, the gym does change the station that plays multiple times a week even if nobody specifically requests it. And I can bring my music player to standard gym sessions - though not classes because the earphones would fall out!)

My parents thought I had good musical tastes - it helped that we agreed on Queen and Meat Loaf as favourite artists. The main point of divergence is that they don't really understand why I am quite so keen on instrumental albums. I suspect they never imagined any of their children would want to buy an entire album of panpipe music...

They thought well of my brother's interest in heavy metal (a genre neither of them particularly listened to before he started buying Metallica and Rammstein albums), but they were less impressed when he discovered TATU and seemingly played the same song non-stop for 4 weeks. (As a result, it is indelibly intertwined with my memories of Brazil 2003, because it was playing in the background when the news that Fisico won that race became official).
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Ian on March 21, 2018, 07:22:58 PM
Queen, one of the best bands ever Ali.  :good:
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on March 21, 2018, 08:00:59 PM
When we were growing up, my Dad was a Big Band fan so that's what we listened to in the car. I moaned about about listening to "that old crap", but now my CD collection (which is just this side of ginormous) includes Sinatra, Crosby, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman etc. Because I had 2 fabulous music teachers it also includes Beethoven, Bach, Mozart etc. A wide selection of classic rock exists next to country, folk, jazz, bluegrass and a few moderns like London Grammar, Gabrielle Aplin, Florence and the machine. Know a radio station that plays all that?
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Dare on March 21, 2018, 08:14:41 PM
Queen, one of the best bands ever Ali.  :good:


add Abba
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Ian on March 21, 2018, 08:34:58 PM
 :DD  :DD  :DD Dare, you kill me.  :DD  :DD  :DD
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: guest3164 on March 24, 2018, 08:45:03 PM
Oddly my iPod had Metallica, Rammstein and TATU on it too.  :o
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Jericoke on March 25, 2018, 03:03:19 PM
Oddly my iPod had Metallica, Rammstein and TATU on it too.  :o

 :-*

If my iPod still has music on it, that sounds like what it would have
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: guest3164 on March 25, 2018, 06:57:58 PM


 :-*

If my iPod still has music on it, that sounds like what it would have

What good taste in music we all have/had  :DD
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Scott on March 25, 2018, 08:14:41 PM
Rammstein?  Really?  I have never understood Rammstein fans.  Metallica no problem, but TATU?  No idea who they are.

But it brings up a hilarious meme I saw a couple of weeks ago...

Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: lkjohnson1950 on March 25, 2018, 08:45:51 PM
 :DD :DD :DD :DD
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Jericoke on March 25, 2018, 09:55:48 PM
Rammstein?  Really?  I have never understood Rammstein fans.  Metallica no problem, but TATU?  No idea who they are.



I will never defend my taste in music, but I will always stick by it.

And while I'm not a fan of Kanye West per se, any time I've heard his music, it's very good.
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: Alianora La Canta on March 25, 2018, 10:02:50 PM
Queen, one of the best bands ever Ali.  :good:


add Abba

I like ABBA and have lots of their music (including three albums and assorted singles and covers). I'm just not as keen on them as I am on some other artists.

(Incidentally, my brother never managed to convince me about Rammstein, but was successful when it came to Metallica and TATU. The latter is a Russian electronic dance-pop group with two female singers and four male instrumentalists, of which only the singers are ever seen on music videos or do interviews. Or did - the band fell apart at the end of last decade because the singers fell out).

I only like one Kanye West song, and that was largely because of the quality of the song he sampled for that one. That said, rap has always been a genre which has been hit-and-miss for me.
Title: Re: Ed Sheeran
Post by: guest3164 on March 26, 2018, 08:07:46 AM
To be fair I am not normally a fan of Industrial music and bands like Nine Inch Nails left me scratching my head (Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt is far better than the NiN original).  I do/did like a bit of Marilyn Manson though!  One of my favourite gigs was seeing Rammstein at the Brixton Academy even though my German is sketchy at best.  Amazing show they put on.
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