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  • Summary: The UK's singer-songwriter returns with an album of crooning love-tinged lyrical gems sung over melodious piano chords and guitars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jan 18, 2011
    70
    Some Kind of Trouble is a step in the right direction for Blunt, a move toward love songs free of pretension.
  2. Jan 18, 2011
    60
    When Blunt sticks to playing it safe, he offends the least. And whilst it seems contrived to applaud an artist for sticking to his zone, this man is an exceptional case.
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    50
    Despite all the work put into his workmanlike pop, it ultimately comes off as agreeable, but not memorable.
  4. Jan 18, 2011
    50
    From the plinky, high-tuned acoustic guitar to the mindlessly skippy rhythm to the "whoa-oh-oh-ooh" chant, there's not a major element of "Stay the Night" that doesn't sound exactly like "Hey, Soul Sister." For some, that's a selling point; for others, a warning siren.
  5. 42
    Some Kind of Trouble comes off as inert and oddly hollow; apart from the album's comparatively lively bookends.
  6. Jan 19, 2011
    40
    Sadly, Blunt's warbling renders most of them unpalatable. [Jan 2011, p.83]
  7. Jan 18, 2011
    20
    Shallow, soulless and strangely cynical, Some Kind of Trouble is a thoroughly depressing listen.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jun 29, 2012
    9
    Nice..Fresh and acceptable.............Better than his last album but not lives up to Back To Bedlam ..........songs like Stay The Night and Calling Out Your Name are the best on this record Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    6
    This album is an attempt at a happy pop album from James Blunt which feels like he didn't really put his soul into the songs like he did with previous albums. The songs have less emotion. They are however still good songs and are extremely catchy. You will be humming along after the first course of most of the songs. So not a bad listen but he can do much better. Expand