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No.6 Collaborations Project

Ed Sheeran

No.6 Collaborations Project

Fourth studio album from the English pop singer-songwriter featuring guest appearances from 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Dave, Eminem, Stormzy, Young Thug and many more

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  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The affable everyman dabbles in grime, hip-hop, balladry and Latino love songs as he zooms down the middle of the road to world domination
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Unsurprisingly, the end result sounds not unlike a Top 20 rundown or Spotify’s Hot Hits UK playlist. That should give you an idea of whether you’ll like it – in the unlikely event that there’s anyone out there who hasn’t already made their mind up about Ed Sheeran – but it also tells you how commercial it all is
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  3. 7.0 |   Clash

    Overall, ‘No 6 Collaborations Project’ is an eclectic mix of songs, some familiar, some forgotten after the first listen and some deeply impactful
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  4. 6.0 |   NME

    In 10 years' time, 'No. 6 Collaborations Project', a testament to Sheeran's songwriting skills and well-honed 'everybro' persona, could be the perfect time capsule of what pop was in 2019
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  5. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Gathering guests from every corner of the Top 40, the singer-songwriter contemplates aloneness, fame and marital salvation
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  6. 6.0 |   The Observer

    A cynic would call this hotchpotch of genres and guests a laser-guided exercise in streaming monopoly, a credibility-by-osmosis playlist primed for summer dominance. And that person would be 100% correct
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  7. 5.3 |   Pitchfork

    The pop star’s compilation features Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Stormzy in a sometimes nice but hopelessly transparent attempt at a hip-hop crossover
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  8. 4.0 |   The Independent

    It would be easier to love this record if Sheeran didn’t accompany his self-deprecation with humblebrags about how ‘gifted’ he is
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  9. 3.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The singer-songwriter opts to spend the entirety of the album strenuously avoiding his strengths
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  10. 2.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    All the guest stars in the world only distract Sheeran from finding his own voice
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