Jun 22, 2014This album is amazing! The truth is there are some songs that are not meant for his range but almost very song is extremely true andThis album is amazing! The truth is there are some songs that are not meant for his range but almost very song is extremely true and emotional! If people want something happy then go buy another album! His album is part of him and as fans we must listen to what he's saying not to tell him how we think he must do his albums! Love you Sam! Been a fan since the very beginning!… Collapse
Jun 20, 2014Sam Smith's voice is heaven on earth. It is impossible to not get drawn into the emotion of the songs and impossible to let go once he drawsSam Smith's voice is heaven on earth. It is impossible to not get drawn into the emotion of the songs and impossible to let go once he draws you in. A true soul wonder.… Expand
Jun 17, 2014I've been waiting for this album for quite some time now having pretty high expectations of Sam Smith and In The Lonely Hour didn'tI've been waiting for this album for quite some time now having pretty high expectations of Sam Smith and In The Lonely Hour didn't disappoint. Sam Smith sounds great throughout the whole album. I quite enjoyed the album and it is definitely worth listening to. For me its one of the standouts of the year and Sam Smith is definitely one of my favorite new artists of 2014. The only criticism i have is that a few of the song sounded quite similar to each other. Other than that In The Lonely Hour is a great album. My favorites include Life Support, I'm Not The Only One, Like I Can, Restart and Money On My Mind.… Expand
Aug 5, 2015Whilst the album has some very good tracks, many of them sound very similar and lack quality lyrics. My favorite track was Like I Can, howeverWhilst the album has some very good tracks, many of them sound very similar and lack quality lyrics. My favorite track was Like I Can, however it was very different from the other songs, and Life Support had the same problem. Smith's vocals dominate just about all the songs, and the instrumental parts sound like they are just there to fill in the spaces, and some of the songs lack much depth and richness. However, it was a very good effort for a debut album, and I look forward to his work in the future. Worth a listen.… Expand
Mar 15, 2015This album has great lyrics but I feel that it's just like every other album. Nothing surprising it's all about heartbreak.... Even thoughThis album has great lyrics but I feel that it's just like every other album. Nothing surprising it's all about heartbreak.... Even though this of them has great number one song favorite is stay with me
OVERALL GRADE 78 C+
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Jun 17, 2014This heavenly British boy had huge shoes to fill. With a slew of successes in 2013 with Disclosure's "Latch" and Naughty Boy's "La La La", SamThis heavenly British boy had huge shoes to fill. With a slew of successes in 2013 with Disclosure's "Latch" and Naughty Boy's "La La La", Sam Smith was on a gold-plated road to stardom. Unfortunately, somewhere along that pampered road, Mr. Smith got cocky and fell into the figurative mud puddle of one-dimensional songs. Yes, the man has talent. He has the voice of an angel with the soul of a 50s R&B group, but in terms of lyrical themes, he ran out of ideas after two songs.
Sam Smith is a man who shows that he is "the one". "The one" who will love you and care for you. That's great and all for one or two songs, but don't make 10 tracks dedicated to that. From his lyrics, he seems like the lonely, creepy guy staring through the window of a restaurant while a couple sips wine and laughs. Obviously, he's been through heartbreak. Maybe this album is a dedication to the girl he lost and he's trying to reach out to her. But by following in Coldplay's footsteps of an entire album of "second chances" and "I was wrong, take me back", Sam Smith gets boring fast. He took a giant leap by releasing these songs as his debut album. This album makes an impression of who he really is. The image portrayed through the songs sees Sam as a lost little puppy in a rainstorm, wanting a hug and some hot cocoa.
However, the songs are catchy enough to sound better than the average pop, incorporating strings, acoustics, and of course, the powerhouse vocals of Sam himself. The only problem is that Sam Smith has fallen into a web of popularity too early. Like a contestant on American Idol, he forced out something that sounds incomplete, or rather, something that lacks personality. We can learn two things about Sam Smith through his debut album: He doesn't "do it for the money", he does it "for the love" and he wants every girl to "leave their lover" for him.
Sam Smith's career started on a high note. With a phenomenal first EP filled with sensual and savory selections and a few guest appearances that appealed to the masses, he was headed in the right direction. Then he caught the pop star fever and fell hard into mainstream success. It's true that his record sales are impressive, but when the songs being bought need work, is it really worth the hype?
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Jun 18, 2014I can not get past the first song, and so bad. and as a male Adele in very very bad version. The melodies are terrible, that his voice is soI can not get past the first song, and so bad. and as a male Adele in very very bad version. The melodies are terrible, that his voice is so average and its so boring letters. In the Lonely Hour is rubbish, sorry.… Expand
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