Right now dissing Ed Sheeran is a favoured national past time, especially enjoyed by people in music whose endeavours don’t match his. That’s most of us, by the way…
It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. The independent music community laps it up. They love to mock Coldplay and X-Factor, Phil Collins or U2.
I prefer Nile Rodgers view, stated in this article in The Guardian. He’s a great record producer whose positive vibe transcends tribal bitchiness. He’s cool.
Music is there to be enjoyed, not endured. If you don’t enjoy Ed’s work, switch off. It’s that easy.
I have intensely disliked everything Radiohead have done since OK Computer. I’ve switched off, but as soon as I think I’m out they pull me back in! They are directly responsible for a generation of pointlessly pompous bands whose vain search for an original idea is made even worse by singers with a whiny, whingin falsetto. Their demo submissions have cluttered the inbox of our independent record label for years!!!! 😉
Only time will tell if Ed Sheeran will be as influential. Can’t bloody wait…
In the meantime, write a hit song. Quit bitching. Just. Write. A. Hit.