Some Kind of Trouble

Some Kind of Trouble

by James Blunt


Dispensing with the brooding insularity of 2007's sophomore affair All the Lost Souls, James Blunt opts for optimism on his third album, 2010's Some Kind of Trouble. The shift in tenor is immediately apparent on the jaunty acoustic opener "Stay the Night" and the slick, sleek pulse of "Dangerous," a song tailor-made for upscale cocktail hours, and if Blunt occasionally slows the tempo, he never strays from this aesthetic, never letting his ballads drift into the morose. In a sense, this lightness suggests that Blunt has succumbed to his role as a MOR crooner, as there are no attempts at David Grey profundity as there were on All the Lost Souls, but ultimately, this is for the best because Blunt's strength is his embrace of soft rock cliché, whether he's murmuring about a "Heart of Gold" over crawling chords, or cheerfully bouncing along on "I'll Be Your Man." Occasionally, he is hamstrung by the incessant, inherent whine in his voice, which always benefits from the dressing of production, and which is why the propulsive tunes here, like "These Are the Words" are the best. But Some Kind of Trouble is a step in the right direction for Blunt, a move toward love songs free of pretension.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2010
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 0075678893018
catalogNumber: 7889301

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Blunt   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Kevin Griffin   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion
Greg Kurstin   Electric Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Steve Robson   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Warren Huart   Electric Guitar
Dorian Crozier   Percussion,Drums
Arden Hart   Keyboards
Chris Chaney   Bass
Jon Button   Bass
Ben Castle   Guitar
Eg White   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Zac Rae   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
John Garrison   Bass
Ryan Tedder   Acoustic Guitar
Blair Sinta   Drums
Karl Brazil   Drums
Malcolm Moore   Bass
Luke Potashnick   Guitar
Paul Beard   Piano,Keyboards
Lauren Green   Background Vocals
Jane Nlount   Background Vocals
Emily Harrison   Background Vocals
Daisy Blount   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Kevin Griffin   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Producer
Doug McKean   Engineer
Audrey Riley   String Arrangements
Steve Robson   Composer,Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Lars Fox   Pro-Tools
Frank Micelotta   Portrait Photography
Warren Huart   Producer,Engineer
Guy Massey   Engineer
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Richard Flack   Engineer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Eg White   Composer,Producer
Andrew Zaeh   Portrait Photography
Robin Holden   Engineer
Ryan Tedder   Composer
James Blunt   Composer
Sam Miller   Engineer
Josh Wilkinson   Programming
Dan Chase   Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer
Tedder   Composer
Babytard   Cover Photo

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Some Kind of Trouble 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Misskatie1024 More than 1 year ago
Aww I'm so happy she gets to have this to show others for the rest of her life. The NEW NIRVANA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =) <3 <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago