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More of the same
on 31 December 2015
It's a good album, if a bit boring. You can listen to it.
My problems are these:
1- Is Adele a one trick pony? It seems so. She has one style, one theme (and a quarter) and one kind of songs.
2- This has been a decade and a half of songs about heartbreaks. Here's more of the same. She is maybe the best at this, still...
3- It really does not compare positively to 21.
4- She's a good singer, but very overrated. 2.4 octaves at best, she's no Whitney, no Aretha, no Celine, yet everybody seems to thinks she has a huge voice. She sings WELL, let's give it to her, but also also has a limited range of emotions.
5- She had the chance to evolve, instead, she cashed in on her previous success and gave us a pale photocopy of what she did before.