Ed Sheeran - ÷ [Divide]

Cover Ed Sheeran - ÷ [Divide]
CD
Asylum / Atlantic 9029585903
LP
Asylum / Atlantic 9029585901
Cover Ed Sheeran - ÷ [Divide]
CD
Asylum / Atlantic 90295859022

Album

Jaar:2017
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Charts

Binnenkomst:11/03/2017 (Positie 1)
Laatste week notering:29/04/2017 (Positie 1)
Piekpositie:1 (3 Weken)
Chartrun:
Aantal weken:8
Positie aller tijden:3807 (794 Punten)
Combialbum:11/03/2017 / Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
Vinyl 33:11/03/2017 / Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
In de landen:
ch  Piek: 1 / Weken: 7
de  Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
at  Piek: 1 / Weken: 7
fr  Piek: 2 / Weken: 4
nl  Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
be  Piek: 1 / Weken: 8 (V)
  Piek: 2 / Weken: 8 (W)
se  Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
fi  Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
no  Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
dk  Piek: 1 / Weken: 7
it  Piek: 1 / Weken: 7
es  Piek: 1 / Weken: 7
pt  Piek: 1 / Weken: 7
au  Piek: 1 / Weken: 8
nz  Piek: 1 / Weken: 7

Tracks

03/03/2017
CD Asylum / Atlantic 9029585903 (Warner) / EAN 0190295859039
Toon detailsAlles beluisteren
1.Eraser
  3:47
2.Castle On The Hill
  4:21
3.Dive
  3:58
4.Shape Of You
  3:53
5.Perfect
  4:23
6.Galway Girl
  2:50
7.Happier
  3:27
8.New Man
  3:09
9.Hearts Don't Break Around Here
  4:08
10.What Do I Know?
  3:57
11.How Would You Feel (Paean)
  4:40
12.Supermarket Flowers
  3:41
   
03/03/2017
Deluxe Edition - CD Asylum / Atlantic 90295859022 (Warner) / EAN 0190295859022
Toon detailsAlles beluisteren
1.Eraser
  3:48
2.Castle On The Hill
  4:21
3.Dive
  3:58
4.Shape Of You
  3:53
5.Perfect
  4:23
6.Galway Girl
  2:50
7.Happier
  3:27
8.New Man
  3:09
9.Hearts Don't Break Around Here
  4:08
10.What Do I Know?
  3:57
11.How Would You Feel (Paean)
  4:40
12.Supermarket Flowers
  3:41
13.Barcelona
  3:11
14.Bibia Be Ye Ye
  2:56
15.Nancy Mulligan
  2:59
16.Save Myself
  4:07
   
03/03/2017
LP Asylum / Atlantic 9029585901 (Warner) / EAN 0190295859015
Toon detailsAlles beluisteren
LP 1:
1.Eraser
  3:47
2.Castle On The Hill
  4:21
3.Dive
  3:58
4.Shape Of You
  3:53
5.Perfect
  4:23
6.Galway Girl
  2:50
7.Happier
  3:27
8.Hearts Don't Break Around Here
  3:09
LP 2:
1.New Man
  4:08
2.What Do I Know?
  3:57
3.How Would You Feel (Paean)
  4:40
4.Supermarket Flowers
  3:41
5.Barcelona
  3:11
6.Bibia Be Ye Ye
  2:56
7.Nancy Mulligan
  2:59
8.Save Myself
  4:07
Extras:
With Download Card
   

Ed Sheeran   Artiestenpagina

Singles - Dutch Charts
TitelBinnenkomstPiekWeken
The A Team01/10/2011240
Lego House04/02/20122515
Give Me Love08/12/20124111
I See Fire16/11/20131090
Sing12/04/20141249
Thinking Out Loud21/06/2014195
Don't21/06/20142043
Afire Love21/06/2014381
Bloodstream21/06/2014441
The Man21/06/2014561
Photograph29/11/20143050
One29/11/2014971
Bloodstream (Ed Sheeran & Rudimental)11/04/2015981
Lay It All On Me (Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran)10/10/20154330
Shape Of You14/01/2017116
Castle On The Hill14/01/2017216
How Would You Feel (Paean)25/02/2017109
Galway Girl11/03/201768
Perfect11/03/201788
Happier11/03/2017118
Dive11/03/2017127
New Man11/03/2017146
What Do I Know?11/03/2017167
Eraser11/03/2017193
Supermarket Flowers11/03/2017206
Barcelona11/03/2017216
Bibia Be Ye Ye11/03/2017243
Hearts Don't Break Around Here11/03/2017253
Nancy Mulligan11/03/2017264
Save Myself11/03/2017292
 
Albums - Dutch Charts
TitelBinnenkomstPiekWeken
+26/11/20118176
x28/06/20141149
504/03/2017643
x / +04/03/2017282
÷ [Divide]11/03/201718
 
DVD Music - Dutch Charts
TitelBinnenkomstPiekWeken
Jumpers For Goalposts - Live At Wembley Stadium [DVD]21/11/2015531
 

Reviews

Puntengemiddelde: 4 (Reviews: 18)

Alleen de Nederlands- en Engelstalige reviews worden getoond: Alle talen tonen

muzieklover
*
Zooooo slecht gewoon.

Patrick3
******
Super

josh4u92
*****
Absolutely love some of the tracks on this album. The singles 'Shape of you' and 'Castle on the hill' are already massive hits and clearly a few of the highlights on this album. Other highlights for me included the opening song 'Eraser' and the highly emotional 'Supermarket Flowers' which had my crying almost from the instant it started. Overall a great album from Ed. 👏🏻

Snormobiel Beusichem
****
▒ Prima CD en vinylalbum uit eind februari / begin maart 2017 van de 26 jarige Britse zanger en songschrijver: "Edward Christopher Sheeran" !!! Gemiddeld ruim 4 sterren ☺!!!

Tracklijst en waardering:

LP 1:

01: Eraser - 4
02: Castle On The Hill - 6
03: Dive - 4
04: Shape Of You - 5
05: Perfect - 5
06: Galway Girl - 5
07: Happier - 4
08: Hearts Don't Break Around Here - 4

LP 2:

01: New Man - 4
02: What Do I Know? - 4
03: How Would You Feel (Paean) - 5
04: Supermarket Flowers - 5
05: Barcelona - 4
06: Bibia Be Ye Ye - 4
07: Nancy Mulligan - 4
08: Save Myself - 3

Jeroen68
****
Kom gemiddeld ook iets boven de 4 uit. Goed album

irelander
**
There's no doubting that Ed sure knows how to win people over with simple pop compositions. I have no issue with some of these traits because many of these songs have nice transitions and structures to them which can make listening to the whole album from start to finish not such a challenge. I would at least say this for the first half of the record, after which it goes south in quality relatively quickly. The first three tracks are rather nice but I don't care much for the rest, of course in varying degrees. The poor little me image becomes increasingly difficult to digest with this record, which not only makes most of the songs sound less genuine but also gives rise to some super cringeworthy moments. 2.5

KingBandicoot
**
If you had asked me during 2015-2016 what my thoughts were on Ed Sheeran, you would have gotten a negative response from me, and that probably would have been unfair. After all, I would say that before that point, I enjoyed much more of his music than I hadn’t, but one song sent his likability stocks plummeting down for me – “Thinking Out Loud”. It was one of my most hated songs of 2014, not only because of his terminally dull it is, but also because of how people seemed to be buying into it.

With the hit it became, it is always the song that I think of first whenever Sheeran’s name is brought up, and that’s why I had a sort-of allergic reaction to him.

And while that was clearly his worst song before the release of this album, the following singles weren’t particularly inspiring. “Bloodstream”, “Photograph” and “Lay It All On Me” were also incredibly uninteresting too.

So when a Facebook video of Ed Sheeran popped up in my feed of him holding up a sign saying “New Music Coming Friday!!”, I can’t say I was all that enthused.

This made it all the more surprising when the first two singles filled me with a fair bit of promise.

“Shape Of You” tackles a lyrical theme that I thought I would never hear from Sheeran – going to the bar, picking up a chick and having sex with her. Yes, this is the Ed Sheeran that exists now. What made this a surprise though is that it was a completely different sound to what I was expecting as well, so I thought maybe Ed was moving in a new direction, even if it totally sounded like a Sia song.

And as a side note, with the international juggernaut that “Shape Of You” has become, even with all its omnipresence, it still hasn’t tired on me, which it really should have by now ;)

“Castle On The Hill”, while a bit more like his typical style, kind-of worked for me as well. The lyrics have a vividly nostalgic element to it, and the constant strumming going on in the background was different to the simple acoustic guitar chords that I had come to expect from Sheeran, giving me hope that I wouldn’t be subjected to another tedious ballad that commercial radio would be sure to spam.

Unfortunately though, any promise I thought was there just never existed. Put simply, I did not like this album.

We get a different variety of sounds. We get an earful of Ed Sheeran’s rap side straight up with “Eraser”. It’s not a side I’m particularly fond of, but at the very least it’s a change-up for a musician that can get very boring very quickly.

Of course there is still a fair share of boring ballads here – “Perfect”, “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here”, “How Would You Feel (Paean)” (the worst of the bunch) and “Save Myself”. There isn’t a memorable second between these four songs.

“Galway Girl” expresses his Celtic roots, which I’m perfectly fine with, and it shows his attempts at variation, but it isn’t my thing at all, and the singing/mumbling in the background towards the close of the song just sounds crap. We also get another taste of this sound later in the album through “Nancy Mulligan”, and this track is probably even worse, and I have no desire to listen to it again.

And it is still so telling that even when he tries with these different sounds, they still sounds so predictable, as he finds a way to fit them in to this simple pop formula somehow. As a result, there are no surprises whatsoever.

And I still haven’t even mentioned the worst track on the album yet. “New Man” is still unfathomably awful, and pretty much undoes years of having built up this “nice guy” persona in three minutes. It’s hard not to see him as full of shit now after having heard this song.

If I had to mention a positive, which are still here despite the overwhelming negatives, “Supermarket Flowers” is a really nice moment actually, and is quite sincere and tender.

Also, “Barcelona” was a fairly enjoyable moment too, and surprisingly only made it in as an extra cut in the Deluxe Edition of the album. It doesn’t hurt that Barcelona is one of my favourite European cities as well ;) “Bibia Be Ye Ye” is slightly catchy as well, but any joy I might get from it is snuffed out just because of how tacky it sounds.

I like to follow music criticism, and Pitchfork’s review of the album was particularly of interest to me. I didn’t agree with the review in its entirety, but I agreed with the general sentiment – He’s the kind of guy that appears humble and down-to-earth, which means that any criticism, as fair as it may be, that is levelled at him can simply be rebuffed just because of how nice he is, and how he can use this position to create a bunch of humble-brags so that he can appear morally right in every situation, when that really isn’t the case.

I mean, he’s the sort-of guy that tries to appear so nice, but then in an interview makes a humble-brag about having slept with multiple members of Taylor Swift’s posse (look it up). Good on him I suppose, but this just doesn’t mesh well with the vibe he generally tries to give off, and makes his personality incredibly grating.

Fortunately enough for him, Ed has stated that he doesn’t care about critical opinions on his music, and I believe him – after all, this album has been unavoidable and will undoubtedly be the biggest album of 2017 worldwide. The amount of streams and sales this is racking up is staggering, and just looking at the charts, especially the UK Charts, I’m almost certain how well every single track on this album is doing is unprecedented (ahem, http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/20170310/7501/).

But then again, this kind of indifference towards critical opinion and ways to improve his music will just mean that he will continue churning out the same crap.

At the very least, I liked the artwork a little.

All in all, I’m happy to have that album in my rear-vision mirror now, and maybe I’ll be able to enjoy Ed’s next album more. I won’t be holding my breath though.

FAV TRACKS: CASTLE ON THE HILL, SHAPE OF YOU, SUPERMARKET FLOWERS, BARCELONA

LEAST FAV TRACK: NEW MAN

4/10
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