11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With unfettered emotion and tremulous vocals, James Blunt won hearts with the mega-ballads “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover." It’s easy to connect with the Englishman, as he writes poetically about love and loss while delivering songs in a sweet falsetto that trembles with passion. He used his experience in the British army as part of a NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo to write the moving “No Bravery,” proving he could translate the global into the personal.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With unfettered emotion and tremulous vocals, James Blunt won hearts with the mega-ballads “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover." It’s easy to connect with the Englishman, as he writes poetically about love and loss while delivering songs in a sweet falsetto that trembles with passion. He used his experience in the British army as part of a NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo to write the moving “No Bravery,” proving he could translate the global into the personal.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings
52 Ratings
Maximillian_Music ,

Album of My Life!

Still listening to this album in 2013! Undeniably inspired and brilliant. Fantastic debut for James Blunt!

TheBlackHatPirate ,

Great songs

Most of your songs helped me catch girls :) thanks very much

Jujubeat ,

Emotional Classic Album

These songs are all filled with passion and emotion unrivalled by most artists out there. The story's told by No Bravery and Goodbye My Lover are truly gut wrenching. This is rightly the best selling album in Britain during the 2000s. To the people who find the f-bomb in You're Beautiful reprehensible, you're wrong. The f-bomb is actually apt because what Blunt is trying to do is express his anger in blowing a potentially important moment in his romantic life. He was stoned (f-ing high) when he met the girl of his fantasies. That's a dissapointingly low moment and it made him angry. It's hardly the best song in the album anyway, so it doesn’t really matter that much in the larger scheme of things. This abum is airy, dark, and beautiful all at the same time. Fanatstic work from a talented and unfairly disparaged artist.

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