Sound — 9
The sound is amazing. The music fits perfectly together. The Piano goes together with all the guitars very well. The biggest complaint I have is James's voice. But it is much better than on "Back To Bedlam". The style fits very well. All the music was set up very smart and well. All the instruments fit together very well. Really the only complaint I have is that there is to much piano. But the sound quality it's self is very well done.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are very well done. They are inspirational, inpiring, and touching. The meaning behind all of the songs touched me. All though I dislike his voice it complements the music very well. James Blunt is a very talented singer don't get me wrong, but his voice is a bit high for me. But it is very much improved for his last CD. If it didn't fit the music so well I would not like it, but James has so much talent and makes it work.
Overall Impression — 9
Over all "All The Lost Souls" is a much better album than his first. I come from listening to rock, metal, and hardcore music, but if you listen to this with an open mind you will find it greatly pleasurable. I most enjoyed the song "I Really Want You". It has a very upbeat tempo, meaningful lyrics, And James even kind of raps during the verses, and it sounds beautiful. The song touched me the most but all the songs are great. I loved the layout of the CD. It was full of meaningful songs. "All The Lost Souls" really grew on me and I would suggest everyone to go pick it up. Even if you are not a fan of his music listen to it with an open mind and you will fall for it like I did.