Thursday, 5 May 2011

Adele - 21

RATING: 6.5/10
"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.


Notable Tracks:
"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."

Link to Artist:
http://www.adele.tv/

20 comments:

  1. Haven't heard anything by her (minus the youtube vid). Sounds great though, think I'll check out the rest of the album.

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  2. 6.5 may be too harsh, i kinda like it

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  3. It's catchy, I'll give you that.

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  4. good review, i like the music

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  5. I'm sold. Listening to it now!

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  6. Nice review, I'm liking her voice a lot it's very powerful :D

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  7. Love love love Adele! Seeing her in NYC real soon!!

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  8. Seems to roll through them nicely

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  9. Not really my style normally, but the youtube song is not bad at all. I'll have to check out the rest and see if I agree with 6.5 +follow

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  10. never heard of this person before, but thanks for letting me know. i'm more of a rock person, but i always enjoy the opportunity to find out about something different

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  11. she's very talented! Beyonce was quoted saying Adele "has the voice of God"

    but i wouldn't take it that far.

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  12. Always been into the music. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. i feel like ive heard this before

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  14. i love music :) your blog is great - looking forward

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  15. i too felt it didnt live up to hype.

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  16. my mum is into adele.... which kinda sms it up for me haha...

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  17. Seems like a fair score. Thanks for the review.

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  18. I would agree on the score you gave her. One of my best friends really likes her but for me its just..meh.

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