Editors’ Notes He has an acoustic guitar around his neck, but Ed Sheeran is as influenced by hip-hop as indie folk on his 2011 debut. The English singer/songwriter exudes authenticity on heartwarming ballads “Kiss Me” and “This,” then raps nimbly on “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You,” a swipe at the music industry’s hype machine. He also has a gift for tackling an issue—prostitution in “The A Team,” teenage pregnancy in “Small Bump”—and turning it into an affecting pop song.

SONG
The A Team
1
4:18
 
Drunk
2
3:20
 
U.N.I.
3
3:48
 
Grade 8
4
2:59
 
Wake Me Up
5
3:49
 
Small Bump
6
4:19
 
This
7
3:15
 
The City
8
3:54
 
Lego House
9
3:05
 
You Need Me, I Don't Need You
10
3:40
 
Kiss Me
11
4:40
 
Give Me Love
12
8:46
 
Autumn Leaves (Bonus Track)
13
3:20
 
Little Bird (Bonus Track)
14
3:44
 
Gold Rush (Bonus Track)
15
4:03
 
Sunburn (Bonus Track)
16
4:35