• Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2008
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 283 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 34 out of 283

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  1. Jul 10, 2017
    This album is boring, bland and dreary. It os evident that Adele has a beautiful voice however her debut sounds like cheap background music at a hipster's Starbucks. Luckily this trend hasn't followed through her repertoire however Adele tries too hard on this album. She sounds bratty and obnoxious. The only good song is Cold Shoulder.
  2. Cripes
    Feb 28, 2008
    Dull Dull Dull, She may have a great voice and Chasing Pavements may be good but this is easily the dullest album I have heard in a couple of years....shame
  3. D.Ranged
    Feb 21, 2008
    Toss this garbage out!!! Overrated, overhyped bland faux-Jazz singer who is too bland and too uncreative for words. Basically a poor man's Amy Winehouse, just like Kate Nash is a poor man's Lily Allen. Chasing Pavements might possibly be one of the most abhorrent and nauseating song out there.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. A beyond stellar debut in both quality and originality.
  2. As is to be expected given Adele's tender years, thematically things are a bit monochrome.... All this, however, is forgiven with a listen to the highlights, such as the sweet acoustic guitar-led 'Daydreamer.'
  3. The co-writes--not as many as you might’ve expected--generally boom from the speakers. The self-penned efforts are bare-boned, erratically excellent but frustratingly blighted by Adele’s penchant for going beyond her capabilities as a vocalist.