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To think Emeli Sande' is underrated?

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Pursuitofhappiness15 Mon 21-Mar-16 13:33:13

Just that really. I have been listening to music this morning and have enjoyed Emeli Sande' s 'Clown' song. Artists like her are underrated, no?

EssentialHummus Mon 21-Mar-16 13:36:03

That whole album of hers is fab. I shall listen to it now grin

molyholy Mon 21-Mar-16 13:41:17

Jesus Christ NO!!! She is overrated if anything. There was a time not so long ago, that you couldn't bloody escape her music.

Throwingshadeagain Mon 21-Mar-16 13:42:06

I can't bear her music so YABU!

I also think an artist has to have the X factor (and I don't mean the TV show!) and she doesn't have it. And be aspirational and thrilling. She is neither.

MrsJayy Mon 21-Mar-16 13:48:29

She was everywhere the other year think adele was pregnant I was sick of the sight of her tbh her music is ok but imo she is a bit dull

MissTessmacher Mon 21-Mar-16 13:49:26

She is the musical equivalent of cold lumpy porridge.

Throwingshadeagain Mon 21-Mar-16 13:51:21

It's supply and demand OP. 'Underrated' is a bit of a red herring. People ain't demanding her.

MissTurnstiles Mon 21-Mar-16 13:51:23

She was ridiculously overexposed about four years ago (it seemed like she was in absolutely everything related to the Olympics). I think we're just currently in a natural correction against the hype.

LikeDylanInTheMovies Mon 21-Mar-16 13:52:39

Underrated in what respect? She's had number one albums and you couldn't switch on the radio in 2012 without one of her songs being on.

Yes she can sing, but her songs are bland, forgettable and formulaic.

MamaLazarou Mon 21-Mar-16 13:59:15

Was she the one who sang 'Abide With Me' at the olympics opening ceremony? I was astonished by her talent and poise. Made me shiver, it did.

I'm not familiar with her records, though.

EssentialHummus Mon 21-Mar-16 13:59:22

Just me, then?! grin

Pursuitofhappiness15 Mon 21-Mar-16 14:00:51

Cold lumpy porridge? 😀

Maudd Mon 21-Mar-16 14:00:55

She's awful, she hasn't a note in her head!

Pursuitofhappiness15 Mon 21-Mar-16 14:05:16

Don't know about the Olympics.

Well, I think she is really talented, beautiful voice. Could be a good role model for youngsters who want to follow that career (as opposed to looking up to Beyoncé, Rihanna etc). Nothing wrong with Beyoncé, Rihanna etc. ofcourse, just wish they were not wearing next to nothing all the time.

I think Emeli Sande' writes all her own songs too. Could be wrong.

Pursuitofhappiness15 Mon 21-Mar-16 14:06:42

Really Maudd? I think her voice is brilliant.
Oh well, guess it's just different tastes in music.

BertieBotts Mon 21-Mar-16 14:07:08

I really love her as well. I don't get the hate!

gamerwidow Mon 21-Mar-16 14:35:34

She's never really recovered from the over exposure she had over the olympics. For a while it felt like you she'd turn up at anything and be singing at you. Very short sighted by her managers I suspect it's put many people including myself off of her which is a shame because she does have talent.

thecitydoc Mon 21-Mar-16 15:23:27

A couple of years ago she received an honorary doctorate from one of my Alma Maters - the University of Glasgow - for "her contribution to music". This was after one album. As I knew the principal - we were doctoral students at the same time - I wrote to complain that doctorate seem to be given away willie nilly these days and how could this be justified after a very short career. I think she is talented but at the moment when the history of popular music is written she will appear as a footnote. Her performance of Abide with Me at the Olympics was dreadful

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 21-Mar-16 15:27:39

Every so often there's a female artist eg. Katie Melua, Kate Nash, KT Tunstall (although the bloody Katies it seems!) who gets played non bloody stop for approx 18 months and then they thankfully disappear.

Hopefully Emeli will follow this pattern.

LikeDylanInTheMovies Mon 21-Mar-16 18:33:43

Could be a good role model for youngsters who want to follow that career

Doesn't make her music any cop though. Billie Holiday spent a vast portion of her life hooked on alcohol and drugs and you wouldn't wish what she went through in her early life on your worst enemy. But she had talent and originality in bucketloads.

But I know whose music I'd rather listen to and whose music will be remembered in 50 years time.

the city I hate the idea of honorary doctorates full stop. I get more annoyed with people who have an actual PhD agreeing to them. They know the work involved to get one and shouldn't be accepting pretend ones like they were sweets.

jimpam Mon 21-Mar-16 18:38:28

thecity I think she studied at glasgow too. Honorary degrees are generally a bit of a joke though.

TheCricketWidow Mon 21-Mar-16 19:07:52

Im a fan smile

cbigs Mon 21-Mar-16 19:11:15

Y y re olympics she sang about four frigging times! she must know Danny Boyle personally
But I do love clown op and her duet with James Arthur . But totes got sick of her .

Pursuitofhappiness15 Mon 21-Mar-16 21:30:51

Must admit I wasn't aware of her or her music until recently. Didn't watch the olympics much.

inlectorecumbit Mon 21-Mar-16 21:35:51

I am not really too bothered one way or another about her music but l do think Clown is beautiful

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