I had heard great things about this CD. Unlike many others, the song that hit the air 'Your Beautiful' didn't particularly impress me. Decent song, but didn't grab me. I bought the CD after reading an article on James Blunt and after a friend played 'No Bravery' for me - not sure what got me to purchase the CD for one song. After listening to the entire CD, I am very happy I purchased it; I like every song on the album very much (Your Beautiful has also grown on me). I listen to everything (jazz, blues, rock, classical, country, metal, folk, rap) and can appreciate a good album. Of course some people aren't going to like this if they don't like this type of music, and no, he isn't Paul Simon, Cat Stevens - he is a talented James Blunt. His lyrics are a reflection of a guy with experience for his young years and the music is beautiful and emotional. It is, however, the honesty in his voice that really gets to the listener - the real clincher. His sound is also fresh and although his music isn't always uplifting, it does leave you feeling like you had a cathartic experience. This album will leave James Blunt with dedicated fans in the same way that Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and John Mayer do. The style is as different as the former are from each other, but I believe it will attract the same kinds of listeners. I would recommend this album.