- Summary: The British singer’s sophomore album is full of soul and pop rhythms, comparable to Amy Winehouse and Duffy.
- Record Label: XL
- Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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|Someone Like You|
|I heard that you're settled down That you found a girl and you're married now I heard that your dreams came true Guess she gave you things I didn't...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Jun 14, 2011Hearing a voice that grows scratchy and threatens to break and has not been tampered with, has not been slicked over in a studio, a voice that reveals all that can be found within a person and also seems to hold something back, to suggest another truth just behind the veil.
Jan 27, 2011Things begin well enough with the single "Rolling in the Deep", with its thumping piano quadruplets and gospelly backing vocals, and continues reasonably with the galumphing Tom Waits-style arrangement of "Rumour Has It"; until, two-thirds of the way through the song, it grinds to a halt for a slower, torchy middle eight.
May 30, 2014"21" marked the transition for Adele from well-known singer to international pop singer, and this album shows you why. The songs are just"21" marked the transition for Adele from well-known singer to international pop singer, and this album shows you why. The songs are just magnificent and her voice is just breathtakingly beautiful.… Expand
Nov 2, 2014This album is flawless. The songwriting is impeccable, and the production is superb. Every person who experienced love and heartbreak in hisThis album is flawless. The songwriting is impeccable, and the production is superb. Every person who experienced love and heartbreak in his life can relate to this album. The songs vary from rage (Rolling In The Deep) to sorrow (Don't You Remember) to the state of being hopeful (I'll be waiting) and finally to the phase of forgiveness and moving on (Someone Like You). It's never boring, it makes your heart skip a beat with each song. It's a brilliant record.… Expand
Mar 4, 2011This is the best album of this year so far. All of the songs here are well-written and full of emotion that the audience can easily relateThis is the best album of this year so far. All of the songs here are well-written and full of emotion that the audience can easily relate themselves to. With an instant classic and Grammy-nominated potential album like 21, I really cannot believe why it got only 76 points. All the mixed reviews are full of hatred and maybe the people who wrote those reviews need to check their definition of what is called " true music " !… Expand
Apr 15, 2015This has been a family favorite for 5 years now. Almost always when we drive somewhere our son insist that we listen to "number 5" (Fire toThis has been a family favorite for 5 years now. Almost always when we drive somewhere our son insist that we listen to "number 5" (Fire to the Rain) or "number 1" (Rolling in the Deep). Those songs have been playing hundreds of times. We just wish there would soon be a new album. :D… Expand
Nov 21, 2015Writing a review 4 years later. My initial verdict for this album was a 7, but it's risen to an 8. This is actually a good album and it onlyWriting a review 4 years later. My initial verdict for this album was a 7, but it's risen to an 8. This is actually a good album and it only gets better with time. Adele is a once-in-generation star and I am proud to have actually witnessed her rise in my lifetime. Though i think 25 is better, this was and still is a hell of an album. Congrats Adele, you deserve it all.… Expand
Jan 28, 2015I've overplayed this album and I don't get how it didn't get best reviews (watching her winnig grammys and selling millions with this album)I've overplayed this album and I don't get how it didn't get best reviews (watching her winnig grammys and selling millions with this album) it's the opposite way but at the XXI century, british singer/songwriter Adele gave us her second studio album, 21. In this record she proves her vocal range and good vibes, following her hit single "Rolling In The Deep" and the 2nd "Someone Like You" you will get this travelling around powerful, classic and deep compositions such as the highlights -Set Fire To The Rain, Rumour Has It and Turning Tables-. Nice production but unfortunately a little basic and boring after 6 songs, the rise of the queen and the surprising fall it seems like unfinished or something like that because it doesn't have a theme, it doesn't have variation but it have 5 songs that can be declined and easily skipped… Expand
Nov 12, 2012Morose, Dull, Uninspiring, Middle of the road, Non-offensive blandness. Of course everyone is drawn to her as shes a stripped down pseudoMorose, Dull, Uninspiring, Middle of the road, Non-offensive blandness. Of course everyone is drawn to her as shes a stripped down pseudo soul-pop singer who popped up as a counter to the over the top electro-pop trend, right place right time. Imagine if she released this album in the mist of the mid 00s when this stuff was all over the place, no one would bat an eyelid..much like her first album as a matter of fact.
A great songwriter she is not (for one read the amount of songwriters credited on each song, not so personal as she claims) the lyrics are nothing that Alanis Morrisette or Liz Phair have done before, and Adeles lacking the punch and passion of the former. Instead were met with a collection of easy listening flat instrumentation with cliche break lyrics knitted to very standard Melody.
Adele was among a batch of artists in the UK that came about after Amy Winehouses Back to Black had got big alongside Duffy and Gabrielle Cilmi, Adele timed her release just right and she filled the hole for when Amy Winehouse died to claim the throne of queen of the middle of the road pop. Not too cheesy to alienate parents, not too retro to alienate the teenagers. The music being artistically flat has no bearing on what people are looking for in Adele. Why have groundbreaking, experimental and challenging music when you have this teenage-white girl singing mature orientated songs? I think peoples admiration of her is more down to the fact that she lost a load of weight, rather than her raw lyrical output. Lets see where she is come release of her next album.… Expand
Published: November 29, 2011Between now and January, we'll be collecting top 10 lists published by major music critics, publications, and websites, and tallying their cumulative picks to determine the best albums of 2011. Check back here daily to get an updated scorecard.
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