Thursday, April 06, 2006

Surprised by James Blunt

Well, after being saturated with his singles for several months I thought I could never learn to "appreciate" James Blunt. I was so over it. But then, a music loving co-worker of mine bought in the Live in Ireland CD to listen to at work. Its a real gem. His unusual voice grows on you and since you already know all the words (unless you've been backpacking through Pakistan for the past 3 months) its just a pleasure to listen to. James Blunt is one of those rare artists who sounds better live. The music is open and when all the slick CD production is stripped away the melodies can really escape. Beautiful album and highly recommend to all those who feel ambivalent about James Blunt.

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