Lumen Field Pioneer Square
Sat Aug 25, 2018, 7 pm All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
Ed Sheeran is the redheaded stepchild of pop music. I know people are listening to him; that “Shape of You” song was nonstop on the airwaves for a while, he’s all over the charts, and all three of his LPs are multi-platinum sellers. But damn if I can find one person who will admit to liking him. In fact, people hated on the gingery Brit so hard that he quit Twitter for a year due to the incessant abuse. I admit to not disliking him. He seems like a charming enough lad, he’s doing the whole R&B vocal thing, and he adds some beat-savviness and folkiness to his Top 40 strut. His hooks are sing-alongable, if grating and not quite smart enough to be trite. And, hey, he guest-starred on Game of Thrones—that’s gotta count for something, right?