All The Lost Souls - James Blunt
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  • Summary: The English singer wrote half of the songs while at Ibiza.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Lost improves on the first disc at least five times over, partly because its starker focus might really take you back to...well, certainly not a club, but maybe an AM radio-equipped kid's bedroom circa 1973. [21 Sep 20007, p.80]
  2. He shows the abandon and confidence of a long-term artist, not just a one-hit wonder.
  3. It will seduce anybody already won over by his 2005 debut, "Back to Bedlam," since it's a tighter, more assured record than that. But chances are, they were seduced by Blunt already.
  4. James Blunt returns with All the Lost Souls, a more piano-driven period piece that's about as edgy as an episode of "Desperate Housewives."
  5. He's only gone and come back. And improved, actually: we counted two more hits than "Back To Bedlam." Be very afraid.
  6. 40
    The drawback, as ever, is Blunt’s warbly, whining, strangled voice, which sounds increasingly like a bad Weird Al Yankovic parody.
  7. It's more of the same on his second album, a collection so bland, it makes hardtack seem sumptuous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
  1. SuziZ.
    Sep 24, 2007
    10
    James Blunt - top again. great album. wonderful voice that you never get tired to listen to.
  2. gigigigi
    Nov 3, 2007
    10
    good music.
  3. StefanV
    Feb 21, 2008
    10
    The best, most emotionally-charged album of 2007, and i listened to the one by Radiohead. Some o fhtis stuff is sheer genius (I Really Want The best, most emotionally-charged album of 2007, and i listened to the one by Radiohead. Some o fhtis stuff is sheer genius (I Really Want You and Shine On) and some of the average stuff (Carry You Home and Give Me Some Love) is better than most songs you may hear on the radio. Blunt is very good at using his own life experiences in his songs - just listen to Same Mistake. This is a talent who isn't selling records, at least this album isn't. Meanwhile, every song off of Rhianna's terrible record is hitting #1. Yes, the state of music today is terrible, and James Blunt is one of the few bright spots. Expand
  4. Cult
    Sep 22, 2007
    8
    A worthy sophomore effort. For fans of his voice and style, nothing on this album will disappoint. The songs are catchy, his emotive vocal A worthy sophomore effort. For fans of his voice and style, nothing on this album will disappoint. The songs are catchy, his emotive vocal style still catches the ear, and the lyrics are striking and personal. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2012
    5
    It has some good lyrics throughout, but the singer, Blunt, doesn't seem very passionate in the way he delivers them.
  6. EastSide
    Sep 17, 2007
    0
    I have this friend that can't wait to go to the record store and buy the new albums by James Blunt and kt tunstall. This is unusual I have this friend that can't wait to go to the record store and buy the new albums by James Blunt and kt tunstall. This is unusual because she normally buys only one album a year. She is so devoid of taste and musical knowledge that when she does indeed buy new music, she purchases whatever the major label conglomerates supply for the shelves of the nearest box retailer. When i ask her, "why bother?" she answers, "i don't want to be challenged by what i hear, i just want to hear something in the background." to which i answer, "whatever you say, mom." Expand
  7. PhilT
    Dec 8, 2007
    0
    Whiny, irrelevant, insincere, insulting, derivative, utter, utter nonsense.

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