Ed Sheeran had released this album “+” first in few countries including United Kingdom, but eventually released worldwide. Upon first listen, I can sense the voice of Jason Mraz on his vocals and songs. However, Ed has more depth and more serious with his songs. In this album, you can hear indie-pop and folk on it. The album became a big hit worldwide. In United States, it reached number 5 and now certified platinum. While in UK, it was a chart-topper and now at 6x platinum.
The A Team
“The A Team” was the first single of Ed Sheeran. It is an acoustic folk song which, according to Ed, was about prostitute addicted to a certain addictive drug. The song was a worldwide hit and it peaked at number 3 in UK and became his first top 20 in US.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
“You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” was the second single from “+”. In this track, Ed has gone upbeat and rapped. It became Ed Sheeran’s second top 5 hit in United Kingdom.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10
“Lego House” is the third single from Ed Sheeran’s debut album. It was a ballad and a love song this time from Ed. The ballad became his second worldwide hit reaching the top 5 in UK and good chart positions in other countries. In Asia, it was his most successful single from the album. It is my favorite single from the album too
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
“Drunk” was the fourth release off “+”. The song is quite upbeat, and it was one of my favorites from the album. It was Ed Sheeran’s fourth consecutive top 10 hit in UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
“Small Bump” was also released as a single. The song talked about pregnancy miscarriage. It was the lowest peaking single from the album in UK failing the top 20.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10
Give Me Love
“Give Me Love” was the last release from “+”. It is slower this time and the last parts of the song was epic. It reached the top 20 in many countries including number 18 peak in UK. It was one of the most notable songs from the album in Asia.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / Ed Sheeran