"21" is Adele's second studio album, and maintains just as much of the catchy soulful hooks that were featured on her debut record, "19." Upon my first listen of "21," I was a little let down. The first track. "Rolling in the Deep" is infectious and immediately causes one to stomp their feet. However, the later tracks seem a little contrived, if not boring. Each song on the album affirms the vocal talent of Adele, as well as excellent songwriting skills, though some tracks are stellar and some tracks are not. We're presented with some Piano/Vocal ballads heard on "19" but there seems to be a more of an American blues/country/rock feel on this record. As noted by tracks like "Rolling in the Deep," "Hiding my Heart" and "I'll be Waiting." Overall, the album is an excellent and catchy collection of singer/songwriter tracks coupled with smooth instrumentals and a great voice... Even if her previous album was simply "better" in my opinion.
"Rolling in the Deep" is the first track and is quite different than any of Adele's other music, in a good way. The song is catchy, contains excellent lyrics, and soulful.
"Turning Tables" is very reminiscent of "Hometown Glory" (A single from her first album). Catchy, Slow, and ballad-y. A great example of what's to find on "21."
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