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Adele Audio CD
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Adele’s new album “21” is set to be released on Monday January 24th. About its release she says “I'm very excited, nervous, eager, anxious but chuffed to announce my new album! It's taken a while and it knocked me for six when writing it. It's different from “19”, it's about the same things but in a different light. I deal with things ... Read more in Amazon's Adele Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Jan 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: XL Recordings
  • ASIN: B004AB2JVI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

One of the few real beneficiaries of The X Factor effect – her version of Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love has been darting about the top 40 since the audition rounds, showing more staying power than poor Joe McElderry’s last two singles combined – Adele’s stock has risen significantly since becoming the first recipient of the Brits Critics’ Choice award. Since then she’s picked up Grammys and broken the States as a bonus, so the pressure was clearly on for her next move to deliver big. And, oh my, with 21 doesn’t she just.

The last few years have seen those who started strongly become mightily unstuck on their sophomore efforts. For every Lily Allen there’s been a Kate Nash or a Duffy – the latter’s comeback, Endlessly, seems to have fallen on significantly fewer ears than the 2.8 million who liked her debut – so it’s a treat to hear that no such problems beset 21. It really is so marvellous, you’re almost compelled to stand up and applaud it after the first listen.

With a top-notch production team behind the album, including Rick Rubin and Paul Epworth, every track is a highlight. Current single, Rolling in the Deep, is a modern soul stomper about an errant ex; the literally banging Rumour Has It channels the avenging rock‘n’roll soul of Wanda Jackson; there’s a fine, mellow, acoustic bossa nova-y take on The Cure’s Lovesong. Don’t You Remember is a classically styled ballad, which feels like the sort of tune you’ve known all your life – many are certain to bawl along to it the next time their hearts are broken; and the blues-bruised I’ll Be Waiting could’ve come from any Willie Mitchell-produced southern soul session. Final track Someone Like You, just voice and piano, is an actual thing of beauty, placing the listener in one of those moments where you feel you’re in the presence of a future standard. You can imagine it being both honked through by talent show contestants and transcended by veterans alike.

21 is simply stunning. After only a handful of plays, it feels like you’ve always known it. It will see Adele become an even greater award magnet come the end of the year, leaving her contemporaries for dust. Genuinely brilliant.

--Ian Wade

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293 of 312 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply stunning 24 Jan 2011
By Don Panik TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
'Sometimes it lasts in love... and sometimes it hurts instead'.

My expectations for this release were raised when I saw Adele perform 'someone like you' on Jools Holland - and it literally made me cry. It was the first track that I played when I got hold of the album, and I was pleased that she had stayed with the simplicity of the live performance - but slightly disappointed that the album version is a bit sterile in comparison. But this is nit picking. At a tender age Adele has proven herself as a fantastic writer and performer. Her vocals are distinctive and she is equally at home with pop, blues, soul and torch songs. There are any number of stand out tracks here, - in fact the first six are so good I instantly wanted to repeat play each track on first listen - just to take it in.

This is very much a break up album, sad, but uplifting at the same time. I liked 19 but had no great expectation that she could produce a second record of this quality. Suddenly I am a huge fan.

Highly recommended.
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177 of 199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can a record be this good? 26 Jan 2011
By shaunie
Format:Audio CD
Not suprisingly for someone in my forties, 19 passed me by completely but I was brought to the edge of the sofa by Adele when she performed 'Someone Like You' on Jools Holland. I have subsequently played this song a thousand times and am still not tired of it. Dumbfounded how someone so young could write such an insightful and beautiful song and then deliver it with such power against that achingly simple piano. Less is more. And then listening to chirpy Miss Adkins herself discussing giving up smoking and walking her dog on Radio Two at the weekend. She is amazing and so is this album. Of course her voice is amazing but those songs? And alongside this faultless production and US influence, something very special has been created. If you don't like this, whatever your musical taste (I'm no soul boy) your heart has died. She is going to be a Megastar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very solid second offering by Adele 20 July 2011
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I only started to listen to Adele last year and bought her first album "19" on the strength of "Make Me Feel Your Love" and "Hometown Glory". I was very surprised by the quality of the songs and the songwriting as I had heard her being compared to Amy Winehouse and Duffy, and I am not a fan of either.

I was waiting in anticipation for the second album "21" after I heard her stunning rendition of "Someone Like You" on Jools Holland. After the first listen, I was a little disappointed and found it quite bland as a whole. But the more I have listened to it, the more it has grown on me.

There are many highlights. The album's opener and lead single "Rolling In The Deep" is a very catchy motown sounding track and is followed by "Rumour Has It" which has a similar vibe. "Turning Tables" and "Take It All" are two very heartfelt piano ballads. This acoustic style suits Adele the best. "Set Fire To The Rain" has a rockier edge to it. "He Won't Go" and "I'll Be Waiting" have a funkier, more soulful sound. The best track of the album for me is the ballad "Someone Like You" as it is just such a beautifully crafted song and, once again, shows us how such a simple piano arrangement works accompanied by a distinctive and powerful voice.

The lower points of the album are the country inspired tracks which I do not find really suit Adele. "Don't You Remember" is probably my least favorite track on the album as I find it to be quite bland. "One And Only" has a catchy chorus but lacks originality and sounds a little like an album filler compared to the rest of the songs. "Love Song" is nice, but again, does not live up to the rest of the album. Despite this, they are still strong songs compared to tracks included in other albums I have listened to this year.
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114 of 135 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. R. G. Prizeman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First of all Adele 21,as a piece of Music is a great, Turning tables, Set fire to the rain are just brilliant, and the Cure cover Lovesong also fantastic. So why the three stars. Well first of all Adele 21 is a five star album, however the compression on this CD is unbearable,it has at times is so harsh it has distorted the music.This appears to be because the transfer being so loud you loose the quality of the recording. I was so disappointed with the sound I bought the vinyl version hopping it would be better, it is not leaps and bounds but it is of a higher quality than the CD. I can only believe the CD has been mastered from an MP3 file, hence the loss of quality. I appear not be the only one who felt this i looked on line and it appears to be many people upset by this transfer. I personally do not understand why this is being done, why can't the record companies just let the quality of the recording come through. If you want to know what I mean put the CD in a reasonably good system and turn it up, you will not be able to go to loud before the sound begins to distort and clip,if this is the future we are going backwards, there are many recording 50 years older than this that sound 100% better. This is a shame that one of the best albums this decade has been mastered so badly I do hope XL recording take note and solve this problem. Those thinking of buying the vinyl version don't bother it sounds the same as the CD. This review is based on the very poor quality of the CD so please make sure you understand it not for the album musically. Shoot the mixer!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Overrated,do NOT believe the hype!
I can honestly say that ,in my opinion this women is by far the worst singer i have heard in my life,friends of mine have tried to convince me that this woman is special,but i just... Read more
Published 6 days ago by johnmcgovern
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
I love this album. Much better than her first, the song lyrics are much more thought out and i felt this is less commercial.
Published 7 days ago by Ms. V. J. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Adele is the best, love the songs & I have got 19 as well. I really listen to the words on the tracks & chill out.
Published 12 days ago by Di
3.0 out of 5 stars Great album but
I was very disappointed with the sound quality of this album. Great songs but Adeles voice
sounds as if it has been recorded too loudly, a bit distorted and compressed. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mr. R. J. Larsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Master Piece
A brilliant album by Adele love listening to it any place any time. One of my favourite CD's would recommend
Published 25 days ago by lynne hartman
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 by Adele
Am I last to buy this captivating album by Adele .... her clear voice which never wavers is refreshing to listen to and her tone perfect singing a reminder of excellence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great LP
if you are recently become fan of record players and LP's, this would be one of the albums that i would highly recommend. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars 21 by Adele
What is there to say about Adele that has not been said before ? Her music is unique to her and she is such a laid back person too in her personal life with none of the activities... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Happy Shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillient CD
Lovely CD. Brought it for my dad as an anniversary present and he really likes it!!!
Came in great condition!!!
Published 1 month ago by Kirsten123
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album in my car
Can't believe I waited so long to get this. Haven't stopped singing "Set Fire to the rain" at the top of my voice yet....
Published 1 month ago by Annie
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