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Music Review: Ed Sheeran-Divide

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Boring.  Divide was painfully boring.  I want to like Ed Sheeran, and on some level I do.  I just want to like him more.  I want to get excited when I hear his music.  And I hoped with this new album I would. I was wrong.

I feel like his music is painfully one note…a long, boring note, sung in a coffee house to ears that aren’t listening.

While his lyrical content is on occasion interesting, like in “Eraser” where he raps about his rags-to-riches story.  I can’t help but to wonder…why is he rapping?

The only gem in this album is “Supermarket Flowers” where he talks about his grandmother’s death and going to clean up her things after she’s gone.  It’s sad and beautiful and possibly one of his best songs ever.

I feel the same way about him as I do John Meyer.  They’ve both got the singing chops and occasionally grind out a catchy hit.  But listening to them makes me just want to go to sleep.

I’ll make special mention of “Shape of You” and “Galway Girl” because at the very least they’re upbeat and I wouldn’t mind listening to them while walking through Walmart.  But otherwise this album is a big old snooze fest. #sorrynotsorry

Score: 3 out of 5

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.