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  • Summary: The British singer-songwriter's debut full-length album was produced by Jake Gosling and No ID.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 83
    Gentle standouts like "The A Team" and "Small Bump" cast a quieter spell. [22 Jun 2012, p.64]
  2. 80
    He's a bona fide hitmaker with a colossal YouTube following, working in the argot and style of his own generation
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    Fresh-faced wunderkind aces his debut. [Oct 2011, p.118]
  4. Sep 23, 2011
    60
    His debut's failure to capitalize on his unique selling point means it's likely to leave everyone else nonplussed.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    50
    + will give Sheeran's rabid fanbase a lot to love, but it'll also make him an easy target for critics hungry for new directions in pop, as it fails to really gel the man's loves of folk and rap.
  6. Sep 23, 2011
    50
    Ed Sheeran is an impressive talent, but his juvenile lyrics and lightweight sensibility make him a tough sell to any one old enough to drink.
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    40
    Half-rapped banalities about watching Shrek 12 times and being "crap at computer games" will certainly win hearts, but perhaps only those of a certain age.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Nov 11, 2012
    10
    Ed Sheeran is a musical genius. His lyrics are perfection. The music he makes is original and unmistakable, he is like no other. This albumEd Sheeran is a musical genius. His lyrics are perfection. The music he makes is original and unmistakable, he is like no other. This album proves how talented his is, if I could only listen to one album for the rest of my life it would be this one, it is an excellent album, if you say or think otherwise, you need your hearing check. His voice is amazing, he is so very talented. If you haven't gotten this album yet, I have no idea what you are waiting for. This album is sheer perfection. It is absolutely flawless. I have no idea why there are bad reviews on this album, those people clearly have horrible taste in anything and everything. This album is amazing, I promise you. Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2012
    10
    GreatGreat album!nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj Expand
  3. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    This album is perfect for relaxing. It sounds a bit like a Jason Mraz but more folk. I loved it, there isn't only a song that i don't like.This album is perfect for relaxing. It sounds a bit like a Jason Mraz but more folk. I loved it, there isn't only a song that i don't like. It's ok that he doesn't have the best vocal of the year, but he knows how to use it and have such a great talent. "Wake Me Up" is THE song of the album for me, for being so simple and seems to be completely improvised. "The A Team" "Lego House" "You Need Me I Don't Need You" are the perfect singles for this album because it shows exactly what you gonna hear. Congratulations Ed, perfect album Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2013
    8
    Álbum brilhante que fala sobre amor e vida real de um modo muito angelical, sem contar o vocal brilhante desse britânico.
    As músicas tem um
    Álbum brilhante que fala sobre amor e vida real de um modo muito angelical, sem contar o vocal brilhante desse britânico.
    As músicas tem um toque de verdade, que fazem com que você se apaixone instantaneamente, querendo ouvir esse CD que parece simples, mas na verdade tem muito "+".
    Destaque para: The A Team, Drunk e Lego House.
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  5. Jul 20, 2013
    8
    If you can excuse the often cheesy lyrics and subject matter, Sheeran has provided a memorable and surprisingly emotional album filled to theIf you can excuse the often cheesy lyrics and subject matter, Sheeran has provided a memorable and surprisingly emotional album filled to the brim with tearjerker moments and goosebumps-worthy vocals. Expand
  6. Jan 4, 2013
    7
    The songs are good for a nice evening when you feel like doing nothing, the sound is relaxing and the lyrics come as a story told by yourThe songs are good for a nice evening when you feel like doing nothing, the sound is relaxing and the lyrics come as a story told by your mother before going to bed. On the whole I liked the album "+" a lot but I do agree that the songs are too much alike and sometimes it might feel like the lyrics are a little childish. Although Ed Sheeran is a great performer and has a beautiful voice so in concerts he might change a little the lyrics and the sound of some songs. Favorite songs: Give Me Love and You Need Me I Don't Need You
    Also I expect a lot more from his next album since he has a huge potential and I think we are going to hear a lot from this ginger lad in the next years.
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  7. Jun 20, 2012
    1
    meh. he has potencial... but i feel like the concept is really weak and the topics dont match. the ginger needs more time, taylor swiftmeh. he has potencial... but i feel like the concept is really weak and the topics dont match. the ginger needs more time, taylor swift sponsoring him help with exposure so that is good i guess Expand

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