Are you devastated that you missed Ed Sheeran while he was in Australia? Or, do you have taste and are devastated you couldn't make it to Splendour In The Grass to see Jack White? If so, the iTunes Festival lineup may be the good news you've been waiting for. Between the 1st and 30th
Let's start with the basics. This is a pop album. An undeniably bland and derivative pop album. It has therefore been unbelievable the amount of positive press this album has received from alternative music fans, given the glaringly pop stylings of it. It is polished to the point that it is blinding. The songwriting is average and most closely resembles James Blunt's efforts, as seen on the opening track The A-Team, which is the highlight of the album. Not entirely offensive but not having much to it, this meandering pop gem gives some hope to this otherwise worthless effort.