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View Poll Results: What do you think of that song
it makes me wish I was hard of hearing 0 0%
having heard it, I am hard of hearing 0 0%
I'd rather pour cement in my ears 3 42.86%
I wish I had no ears 1 14.29%
Murdering pop stars should be allowed 1 14.29%
I just don't like it 2 28.57%
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James Blunt's "You're beautiful"

I really dislike this song.

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dont worry, you arent alone.
 
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OOPS!

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KILL HIM!! - I hate that snivelling little [email protected] with a vengeance.
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I really dislike forgetting to tick the 'Yes, post a poll with this thread' box.
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Re: James Blunt's "You're beautiful"

yeah yeah, you mock

I've been struggling to identify what's wrong with the song for ages, and I think I've got it cracked:

* it's lyrically unimaginative
* Blunt's voice has no more range than a boiling kettle
* Blunt's voice is weird (there's something quite audibly wrong with the way he yaps out "You're BEAUTiful, You're BEAUTiful...")

Then I learnt something about JB that got me to crack what's really wrong with that song. Blunt used to be in the army (and full respect to him for that), and that got me thinking. That's not a song at all. It's a military report on observed heartache:

- Man sees girl
- Man loves girl
- Girl doesn't love man
- Man's heart broken
- the end

Report finished at 0-800 hours.

And so the real reason that song doesn't gel, IMHO, is because although it's a song about passion, it is completely devoid any, and scared to touch the very emotion it's discussing with any true level of feeling. It's a phoney-feeling song...it's emotion acted or observed rather than felt. I just think It's kinda fraudulent.

That aside, Christmas was ace

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Me 3,G,me 3.
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Re: James Blunt's "You're beautiful"

I quite like it.











.....but then again, I quite like The Carpenters, so what's my opinion worth?

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I have his album & the pussycat dolls too.Both are great albums and I listen to them when Im studying.
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Garfield - my comments were based on the song that I have heard; I cannot comment on the album so I shall keep an open mind on that until I have heard it. I'm not going to damn/praise something I haven't heard based on one song alone

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My uncle doesnt like either albums though.
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Garfield - my comments were based on the song that I have heard; I cannot comment on the album so I shall keep an open mind on that until I have heard it. I'm not going to damn/praise something I haven't heard based on one song alone

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I quite like it

But can't stand any of his other stuff (I have heard the CD) - he's got the whinyest voice I've ever heard.

Apparently although he was in the army he was a Major or something and he's very posh! I also heard he went out with one of the Pussy Cat Dolls - but that seems a bit unbelievable.
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AAAAARRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH

not keen

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Not mad about the song but my wife bought the album and have to admit I really like it, some very powerful songs on it especially the last song 'No Bravery' I also like 'So long Jimmy'
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Re: James Blunt thread - but with poll this time!

I have his album playing in my Alfa. But then again, my love also has it. A very very very nice coincidence.

P.S. I do like the album very much. Here you go, I've said it.
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