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  • Summary: The English singer was named the Brit Awards' Critics' Choice even before her debut album was released.

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Chasing Pavements
I've made up my mind, Don't need to think it over If I'm wrong, I am right Don't need to look no further, This ain't lust I know this is love But if... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Forget her peers or even ex-Eurythmics - think Dusty or Aretha, albeit of SW2, instead. 19 has been on constant repeat for several weeks now and will be, I suspect, for the rest of the year to come.
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    Adele's songs possess an ageless classification. [Mar 2008, p.105]
  3. She’s often at her best alone with an acoustic guitar instead of ornamented with retro R&B references. It’s easy to want to dislike something that the UK press, Perez Hilton and Kanye West are telling you to like, but Adele shows some real talent.
  4. Her debut, which topped the British charts earlier this year, lacks the bad-girl brio of those grads [Amy Winehouse and Kate Nash], but it shows off a vocal instrument that smokes the competition.
  5. 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.
  6. Adele is not yet ready to produce an album of sufficient depth to match her voice.
  7. It can't even stack up to Gabriella Cilmi. Estelle? Leona Lewis? Yikes. Avoid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 66
  2. Negative: 5 out of 66
  1. sara
    Aug 10, 2008
    10
    She has a wonderful soulful phrasing.
  2. Nov 2, 2020
    10
    Excelente disco para ser escrito prácticamente por Adele, las canciones son hermosas y la producción es un recordatorio de que en pleno sigloExcelente disco para ser escrito prácticamente por Adele, las canciones son hermosas y la producción es un recordatorio de que en pleno siglo 21 aún se puede hacer música de calidad Expand
  3. JoshR.
    Jun 30, 2008
    10
    Amazing!! Adele has an amazing voice for the age of 19! expect more great things from her in the future!!
  4. BlairS.
    Mar 5, 2008
    9
    An excellent debut from a gorgeous voice.
  5. Nov 19, 2021
    8
    what a great start for Adele. Her vocal style and ability are absolutely amazing. Her songwriting towards a multiply range musically is a verywhat a great start for Adele. Her vocal style and ability are absolutely amazing. Her songwriting towards a multiply range musically is a very solid effort. Expand
  6. Aug 2, 2011
    6
    No more than her second album, "19" introduces to us, the soulful Adele voice, though it doesn't sound so much "soul" in the record. "ChasingNo more than her second album, "19" introduces to us, the soulful Adele voice, though it doesn't sound so much "soul" in the record. "Chasing Pavements", "Melt My Heart To Stone" and "Hometown Glory" are really the highlights of "19", with great lyrics and contagious pop rhythms. Lyrics are not so well creative in the rest of the songs and sometimes, they tend to be repetitive and too simple, though Adele's voice amazingly keeps you listening the entire album track by track. Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2020
    0
    Un debut aburrido y cómodo, si Adele no tuviera buena voz no tendría peso en la industria musical ya que toda su música suena igual de plana,Un debut aburrido y cómodo, si Adele no tuviera buena voz no tendría peso en la industria musical ya que toda su música suena igual de plana, letras comunes y corrientes, artísticamente monofacética y en extremo sobrevalorada. Expand

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