James Blunt - Wisemen
Chris Yau 02/04/2006
By golly, it's the return of good ol' Captain Blunty!
For a vaguely detailed review of this song please proceed to A
For a concise review please proceed to B
A) Now, those of you reading this will probably have formed your own opinions regarding Jimmy here. No one divides the nation better. You either love him, or hate him. There are very few who sit uncomfortably on the fence on this matter. However, due to indecisiveness/ignorance (delete as appropriate), I am one of those few.
His singing voice is respectable, though inevitably likened to that of a girl's . His tracks are examples of perfect pop songs. Short, catchy, and uninspiring. 'Wisemen' is no exception and this is the problem. It lacks any creativity. It follows the same re-hashed formula that has plagued the charts for years. Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus-Bridge-Yawn. Lacklustre lyrics about “three Wise Men just trying to have some fun” confirm the mediocrity of this song. But, I think there is potential in Mr Blunt. Certainly to improve on this offering.