Song of the Moment

J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Adele - 21

Thanks to all the people that gave me feedback yesterday after the big five-double O. It was nice to hear all the praise - and it truly keeps me going. No rest for the wicked though, as we roll on to the next 500. And it all starts with sensation Adele. This is an English (Tottenham, England) singer/songwriter who was born in 1988. Holy cats I'm getting old. At the ripe age of four, she started singing and became obsessed with voices. She cites the Spice Girls as a major influence in her singing career - dressing up like them at parties and singing their songs. When she got a little older, Mary J Blige and Destiny's Child gave her a more R&B influence and in turn - tuned her into a little soul music. Which if you add those things all up, have a pretty accurate gauge of her sound today. A little pop - with r&b, soul mixed together to form a really cool thing. 2008 saw Adele's first drop - the album '19' which is certified platinum in the states. I decided to run with this album today, just because it's really blowing up. Having just dropped in January of this year - it's already platinum and going to go nowhere but up in sales. She performed at the Brit Awards - and right after this record spent 11 straight weeks in the number one spot on the charts. She's talked about during smoke breaks on tour, she'd be introduced to new sounds and styles. This album really does have a little bit of everything...from bluegrass to bosanova. She said what some people took as a dig, "I wanted the songs not to have anything glittery or glamorous about them, like an organic tapestry rather than like a Gaga album...I mean, I love Gaga, but I didn't want to get wrapped up in all that European dance music." I love the honestly, and I love the values. This isn't another dance album - it's so much more. The quality is second to none right now. It's worth listening to for the sole reason that you won't want to be the last person that knows about one of the most talented females out there today.

1. Rolling in the Deep
2. Rumour Has It
3. Turning Tables
4. Don't You Remember
5. Set Fire to the Rain
6. He Won't Go
7. Take It All
8. I'll Be Waiting
9. One and Only
10. Lovesong
11. Someone Like You

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Turning Tables
2. Someone Like You
3. Rolling In The Deep

3.75 out of 5 stars


  1. Congratulations on your 501st review! I love this album. Someone Like You blows my mind.

  2. Haha...thanks Heidi! I really enjoyed this too. Reminds me of Amy Winehouse a lot. Better music though.

    Great song.

  3. YES!!!!!!

    I agree with both of you. This woman is a force to be reckoned with fo sho.