James Blunt

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James Blunt review – larky king of uncool turns on the emotion
Kicking off an arena tour, the self-deprecating noughties singer-songwriter shows he is not the one-hit wonder he jokes he is, with a range spanning beige balladeering to fists-clenched intensity

Alexis Petridis

04, Feb, 2022 @11:41 AM

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James Blunt jokes he will release new music on Spotify in Rogan protest
Singer-songwriter adds his own twist to boycott by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young over platform’s promotion of anti-vax podcasts

Jedidajah Otte

29, Jan, 2022 @3:52 PM

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James Blunt: ‘My body has not been a temple. I’ve put it through painful experiences’
The singer talks about sharing rations with the Russians, after-party toasties and his mum’s signature dish

John Hind

14, Nov, 2020 @4:00 PM

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James Blunt review – beige balladeer turns up the self-deprecating charm
Blunt brings his social media wit to a Valentine’s day show in which the best moments are the most personal

Dave Simpson

16, Feb, 2020 @11:19 AM

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James Blunt: how we made You're Beautiful
‘It’s portrayed as a romantic song but it’s actually a bit creepy. It’s about a guy – me – stalking someone else’s girlfriend while high’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

14, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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A welfare system that drives mothers into prostitution is not a safety net | Barbara Ellen
Universal credit was definitively discredited by the testimony of a few brave women

Barbara Ellen

26, Oct, 2019 @4:13 PM

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Who’s still playing James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful in 2019?
As the 15th anniversary of the hit song arrives, is it time to reassess this harshly appraised ballad?

Issy Sampson

04, Oct, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Greed review – Steve Coogan gleams in knockabout satire of the mega-rich
Michael Winterbottom’s entertaining mockumentary about a high-street fashion tycoon presents a hideous carnival of obscene wealth, vanity and moral squalor

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

11, Sep, 2019 @5:25 PM

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James Blunt: 'I’m always ready for the enemy to come over the hill'
The singer, 43, on what the army taught him, why he never takes no for an answer, and how he taught Ed Sheeran to ski

Alice Fisher

08, Apr, 2017 @1:00 PM

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James Blunt: The Afterlove review – likable isn’t listenable

Emily Mackay

26, Mar, 2017 @6:55 AM

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James Blunt: The Afterlove review – slightly desperate and actively risible

Rachel Aroesti

23, Mar, 2017 @10:00 PM

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James Blunt returns – this time with added Carrie Fisher gossip
Blunt is back – with great anecdotes about his time living with the Star Wars actor and an album that acknowledges how much everyone hates You’re Beautiful

20, Feb, 2017 @1:46 PM

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