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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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,582 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  4. Don't You Remember 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Set Fire To The Rain 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. He Won't Go 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Take It All 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. I'll Be Waiting 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. One And Only 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Lovesong 5:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Someone Like You 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 

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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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303 of 322 people found the following review helpful By Don Panik TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Jan. 2011
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DickK on 13 May 2011
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I bought this out of curiosity , having read about Adele but not heard her . As an OAP I expected to listen to it once then give it to a grandchild . Instead I play it repeatedly in the car and my grandson has asked to borrow it . She reminds me a bit of Nina Simone and should go on to even greater success.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 20 Feb. 2011
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Rolling in the deep - 10/10 utterly brillitant
favourite line: "See how i leave with every piece, dont underestimate the things i will do" or "Throw your soul threw every open door."
Rumour has it - 9/10 different to her usual lyrics, still great non the less
favourite line: "You made my heart melt, but im cold to the core. No rumour has it she aint got your love anymore."
Turning tables - 10/10
favourite line: "i cant keep up with your turning tables, under your thumb i cant breathe." Or "Next time i'll be braver, i'll be my own saviour."
Dont you remember - 8/10
Set fire to the rain 10/10 BRILLIANT, MY FAVOURITE ON MY ALBUM.
favourite line - "I set fire to the rain and i burst into flames, then i felt something die i knew it was the last time."
He Wont go/ Take it all - 8/10 - Least favourite tracks, still good.
One and only - 9/10
favourite line - "one and only, promise i'm worthy."
Love song - 10/10 - excellent.
Someone like you - 10/10 BRILLIANT, however the lives version from the Brits is alot better.
"nothing compares no worry or cares regrets and mistakes and memories made, who would have known how bitter sweet this would taste."

Stunning album, a must buy. perfect.
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186 of 207 people found the following review helpful By shaunie on 26 Jan. 2011
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 By Dave on 17 Feb. 2011
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I like lots of different types of music from heavy rock and punk to love ballards and big band but I know many people like to stick with a similar style for their entire collection.

If you like Adele's style from her first Album then you're going to love this as the album contains phenominal music and oodles of emotion. Its quite varied too for a solo singer making it possible to listen to the whole album without thinking its all a bit the same which is a fault I could levee at most artists. The final track is the real clincher for me though and her performance of it at the Brits finally persuaded me to part with my hard earned for this fantastic album as an MP3 download.

I remember when CD's were selling for up to £16. I have no idea how much they sell for in the shops these days as I just buy music on my Android phone from Amazonmp3. With their great prices its not suprising that Amazon is killing the music pirating industry ;-) Check out the price on iTunes and you know you're in the right place to buy.

To the person who rated this album is a dudd, I suggest that perhaps in the light of all the extremely psoitive reviews, this just ins't your thing, rather than a dudd.

Writing about opinions on music is a strange idea but as Amazon lets you preview the tracks before you buy and I think thats exactly what you should do rather than rely on the opinions of others. Often when I am on the way to work I set my phone to preview each track on an album with my phone plugged in to my car then if I like it I just press BUY and job done. This is the way to buy music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jacs on 15 Aug. 2011
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I'd obviously heard many of Adele's tracks being aired on national radio and really liked the majority of them, hence purchasing the album. This hasn't disappointed and Adele's unique abilities in both writng music and her singing has certainly nailed it for me; I play it again & again in the car and her lyrics often makes it feel like she's written about some my previous experiences. There are only one or two tracks that I haven't wowed over, but I'm sure that the more I play this, the more they will grow on me, which is why I've only given four out of five stars.
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