- Record Label: Capitol
- Release Date: May 19, 2023
- Summary: The second full-length release from Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi features Pointless, a song co-written by Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran.
- Record Label: Capitol
- Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
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Positive: 1 out of 8
Mixed: 7 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
May 18, 2023Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent is a triumphant return from Capaldi. There’s plenty that’s consistent with his debut.
May 18, 2023His voice is undeniably powerful; moreover it adds some grit and heft that’s lacking among sappier balladeers. So, occasionally, do the lyrics.
May 18, 2023His is the sort of personable charm that even the slickest PR machine can’t drum up. It is also, unfortunately, something that’s too often missing from this album. That and variety.
May 18, 2023A record that occasionally shows steady growth, but this potential remains largely untapped.
May 19, 2023His overdue follow up is absolutely stuffed to the rafters with another round of big, weepie ballads about how miserable his love life is.
May 19, 2023Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent generally plays it safe, assuming the schtick that’s got Capaldi this far has more mileage in it, which gives the album a competent, workmanlike air.
May 19, 2023I cannot remember an album that suffered from such an extreme case of risk-aversion, nor demonstrated so little faith in an artist’s potential, nor any notion that their fanbase might be willing to grow with them. If anything, it shrinks his already narrow proposition.
Positive: 3 out of 4
Mixed: 0 out of 4
Negative: 1 out of 4
May 21, 2023Lewis’ music continues to make me feel something deep within that no other musician brings out. Reading other reviews it appears that peopleLewis’ music continues to make me feel something deep within that no other musician brings out. Reading other reviews it appears that people are finding the album “more of the same” and in some places it is, but that, fundamentally for me, is what I love about Lewis. His style of songwriting is what I love. Ballads you can belt at the top of your lungs (“love the hell out of you”/ “wish you the best” etc.,) no matter the mood. And with absolute gems buried between the ballads (“leave me slowly” / “The Pretender” / “How this ends” ) there is no way you can’t be enchanted by the raspy voiced, genuine to the core, as Scottish as they come legend that is Lewis Capaldi. Another complete masterpiece by my opinion.… Expand
May 19, 2023Amazing Album! It‘s even better than the first one!
Good work Lewis
One of the best Albums I have ever heard
May 23, 2023I appreciate Capaldi in part because of his character and, of course, his musical abilities. As a fan, I have to acknowledge that practicallyI appreciate Capaldi in part because of his character and, of course, his musical abilities. As a fan, I have to acknowledge that practically all of his songs follow the same formula. Huge respect to his undeniably powerful voice, but I feel that at some points when he sings in a high tone, it comes across more like yelling, which makes it difficult to listen to them for a long period of time. I watched him perform "Heavenly Kinda State of Mind" live and loved it and was looking forward to hearing it on the CD; it wasn't entirely satisfactory.
It is extremely weird because the same song sounds a lot better when he performs live. However, I'm genuinely glad to have him back. And the album has a few tracks that make me want to give him a big hug and say, "THANK YOU!"… Expand
May 24, 2023Capaldi's second studio album has a pretentious, cryptic title which clearly is the best way to describe this boring, stale record that showsCapaldi's second studio album has a pretentious, cryptic title which clearly is the best way to describe this boring, stale record that shows no artist or musical growth of any substantial level.… Expand
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