Ed Sheeran has released his latest album - and it is receiving good reviews from the critics.

It has been a successful week for the Suffolk superstar with the promotion of his beloved Ipswich Town, the release of his Disney+ documentary and victory in a US copyright trial.

On Friday morning, the singer-songwriter released Subtract and some critics are already calling it one of his best pieces of work yet.

Here's a round-up of what the reviewers are saying...

The Guardian

Guardian writer Alexis Petridis gave the release four stars out of five and said it was "easily his best ever album".

The critic praised the lyrics in the record as being "focused and painfully blunt", with songs like End of Youth and Dusty gaining recognition.


Nick Levine of NME gave the album three stars, but the lyricism of the album shone for this reviewer.

Levine says: "At times, he writes with striking specificity" and the song Sycamore serves as "a reminder that Sheeran has built his career not just on undeniable pop hooks, but also on his ability to capture life’s milestones in such intimate ways".

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The Telegraph

Music critic Neil McCormick of The Telegraph marked Subtract as a five-star album.

In a week in which Sheeran said he would quit music if he lost his US court case, McCormick says how this "moving and surprising new album potently demonstrates why that would be a shameful loss to music" if he were to quit.

Rolling Stone

Maura Johnston of Rolling Stone says that Ed Sheeran "battles depression and wins" on his latest album.

The publication gave the album four stars out of five and the review echoed the sentiments of other critics, praising the star for his lyricism.

The Independent

Critic Roisin O'Connor says Subtract proves that "less is definitely more" for Sheeran while giving the album three stars from five.

The album is a "departure, of sorts, for the better" according to The Independent and there was applause for his single Boat which was described as "beautifully sparse" with its "weaving guitars with a sombre double bass".