Some Kind of Trouble

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Dispensing with the brooding insularity of 2007's sophomore affair All the Lost Souls, James Blunt opts for optimism on his third album, 2010's Some Kind of Trouble. The shift in tenor is immediately apparent on the jaunty acoustic opener "Stay the Night" and the slick, sleek pulse of "Dangerous," a song tailor-made for upscale cocktail hours, and if Blunt occasionally slows the tempo, he never strays from this aesthetic, never letting his ballads drift into the morose. In a sense, this lightness suggests that Blunt has succumbed to his role as a MOR crooner, as there are no attempts at David Grey profundity as there were on All the Lost Souls, but ultimately, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Dispensing with the brooding insularity of 2007's sophomore affair All the Lost Souls, James Blunt opts for optimism on his third album, 2010's Some Kind of Trouble. The shift in tenor is immediately apparent on the jaunty acoustic opener "Stay the Night" and the slick, sleek pulse of "Dangerous," a song tailor-made for upscale cocktail hours, and if Blunt occasionally slows the tempo, he never strays from this aesthetic, never letting his ballads drift into the morose. In a sense, this lightness suggests that Blunt has succumbed to his role as a MOR crooner, as there are no attempts at David Grey profundity as there were on All the Lost Souls, but ultimately, this is for the best because Blunt's strength is his embrace of soft rock cliché, whether he's murmuring about a "Heart of Gold" over crawling chords, or cheerfully bouncing along on "I'll Be Your Man." Occasionally, he is hamstrung by the incessant, inherent whine in his voice, which always benefits from the dressing of production, and which is why the propulsive tunes here, like "These Are the Words" are the best. But Some Kind of Trouble is a step in the right direction for Blunt, a move toward love songs free of pretension.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2011
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678924354
  • Catalog Number: 524723
  • Sales rank: 7,572

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stay the Night (3:24)
  2. 2 Dangerous (3:11)
  3. 3 Best Laid Plans (3:29)
  4. 4 So Far Gone (3:34)
  5. 5 No Tears (3:49)
  6. 6 Superstar (3:48)
  7. 7 These Are the Words (3:22)
  8. 8 Calling Out Your Name (3:23)
  9. 9 Heart of Gold (3:30)
  10. 10 I'll Be Your Man (3:36)
  11. 11 If Time is All I Have (3:36)
  12. 12 [Untitled] (0:05)
  13. 13 Turn Me On (2:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Blunt Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Kevin Griffin Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Greg Kurstin Electric Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Tim Pierce Guitar
Steve Robson Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Warren Huart Electric Guitar
Dorian Crozier Percussion, Drums
Arden Hart Keyboards
Chris Chaney Bass
Jon Button Bass
Ben Castle Guitar
Eg White Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Zac Rae Keyboards, Hammond Organ
John Garrison Bass
Ryan Tedder Acoustic Guitar
Blair Sinta Drums
Malcolm Moore Bass
Karl Brazil Drums
Luke Potashnick Guitar
Paul Beard Piano, Keyboards
Lauren Green Background Vocals
Jane Nlount Background Vocals
Emily Harrison Background Vocals
Daisy Blount Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
Kevin Griffin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Greg Kurstin Composer, Producer
Doug McKean Engineer
Audrey Riley String Arrangements
Steve Robson Composer, Producer
Rob Cavallo Producer
Lars Fox Pro-Tools
Frank Micelotta Portrait Photography
Warren Huart Producer, Engineer
Guy Massey Engineer
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Richard Flack Engineer
Wayne Hector Composer
Eg White Composer, Producer
Andrew Zaeh Portrait Photography
Robin Holden Engineer
Ryan Tedder Composer
James Blunt Composer
Sam Miller Engineer
Josh Wilkinson Programming
Dan Chase Engineer
Steve Price Engineer
Tedder Composer
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  • Posted February 1, 2011

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    Aww I'm so happy she gets to have this to show others for the rest of her life. The NEW NIRVANA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =) <3 <3

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