I don't listen to the radio, so I'm only passingly familiar with ES and his music. He has talent and obviously he's a musician who writes his own music--so the comparisons to boy bands or teen idols from the 70s are wide of the mark--even if he's catering to a similar audience. I actually played a Sheeran cover (All of the Stars) yesterday as a side man for a local artist and I thought it was a nice song for her audience (she's 22). I won't be adding it to my setlist, but I understand why someone would. I understand why his music doesn't appeal to many on TGP, but for some reason I'm still surprised by how strongly the curmudgeons come out with the hate and nostalgia.