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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, July 8, 2010

James Blunt - Back To Bedlam

Thursday has me doing another mood review for you guys. It's a little old school - going all the way back to 2005 and James Blunt. I'm sure you remember being in your car and turning 'You're Beautiful' all the way up as loud as your stereo goes. Yet another track that was on 17 different stations at the same time for a while. Jimmy has an interesting back story. He served in the British Military for six years until 2002. He saw some action in Kosovo and then mostly did funeral procession type stuff until his time was over. He was also a world class skier at some point during his life. This was his first album with only two made so far in a short career. He's got another one due to drop this year at some point, no date listed. This has sold a lot of copies worldwide, which naturally the majority were in the UK at 10x platinum. Only 2x platinum in the US which means pretty much every other measured country likes Mr. Blunt more than we do. But 2x is nothing to shake a stick at, you'll still make some pretty good money. In fact, he claims he's closer with his family after becoming a platinum selling artist, as his father takes care of all his finances and his mother helps him with his properties around Europe. A good wholesome family affair. Musically, I have not heard anything off record number 2, but this one is fine. I don't think it lives up to the hype from the singles, but then again, it's rare an album does. It's worth a listen if you're in that 'mood', but otherwise, it's a skipper-over.

1. High
2. You're Beautiful
3. Wisemen
4. Goodbye My Lover
5. Tears and Rain
6. Out of My Mind
7. So Long Jimmy
8. Billy
9. Cry
10. No Bravery

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. High
2. Goodbye My Lover
3. You're Beautiful

3 out of 5 stars

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