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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT A PATCH on 19 - SHOCKINGLY BAD - POOR MAN'S DUFFY, 27 Jan 2011
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Awful over the top USA production. We've waited so long and this is so typical of what comes out of that country - witness Joe Cocker's last effort. You've souled (intentional spelling) girl and that ain't good. The backing features some moronic "powerhouse" drumming and the piano playing throughout is just awful - I don;t know if one or more persons were responsible, but the pseudo-classical intro's on some tracks is particularly dire - elsewhere its a real kitchen sink job. Saddest thing Adele ends up literally screaming above the cacophany - yes the very same who sang like an angel on 19.

Ms Adkins I don't what the bearded wonder charged you for producing this stuff, but I'd be asking for my money back.
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2011 11:57:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2011 11:58:48 GMT
LOL. She's number 1 on itunes in 16 countries, do you really think she should be asking Rubin for her money back? You are of course entitled to your opinion of the album but luckily for XL and Adele your view wouldn't appear to being shared by the vast majority. Funnily enough, she hasn't even released in the US yet but has featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine this week. Make no mistake, this is going to be one of the biggest selling albums of the year worldwide. Put your copy on ebay and you may recoup a decent %tage of your outlay.

PS Poor man's Duffy? LOL.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2011 13:19:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2011 13:28:31 GMT
Rockhead says:
I've worked it out. I hadn't realised the radio 2 listener angle Adele was seeking and successfully achieved. Happy listening to your Bonny Tyler collection ! Oh and thanks for advice about ebay - but my 70 year old grandma seems to like the CD - I have to tell you she is tone deaf.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2011 14:29:07 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2011 16:58:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2011 17:41:50 GMT
B.A.E. Jenson. LOL. Like I said, it's entirely your prerogative to not like the album, all I was pointing out was the silly comment regarding asking Rubin for his fee back when it's clearly going to be one of the best selling albums worldwide this year*. Would YOU ask for your money back in such circumstances? On second thoughts, don't answer that. Insult away, it only shows how immature you are.

* Another bit of extraordinary news for you: '21' has gone double platinum in its first week in Holland. The 100,000 sales were actually more than the combined total of THE REST OF THE TOP 100. If this was represented proportionately in the US it would mean first week sales of, err, 1.86 million! Yes, I'm sure Adele will be asking for her money back, LOL. It may be that Rubin decides he actually undersold his services! I just hope he went for a %tage of sales instead of a fat upfront fee.

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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2011 11:10:37 GMT
Too true - a review is just my opinion and that'sall it is .. I think its a cracking album and I don't expect or really need you to like it - but I did think it worth a review as it was just not what I expected at all (and as a fan of John Bonham I guess I'd expect to quite like the drumming ..)

Posted on 30 Jan 2011 11:12:39 GMT
And just a thought - its number 1 on iTunes and Amazon - must have something ..?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2011 11:34:15 GMT
It's number 1 on itunes virtually all over the World but from previous experience eagle owl is just a wind up merchant desperate for attention (even online, lol) and is best ignored.

Talking of the Amazon bestsellers in Music chart, Adele actually has 3 entries in the Top 10, even though she has only released 2 albums. Go figure...

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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2011 03:40:13 GMT
homebody says:
"Adele cannot sing"--are you crazy? Her voice is beautuiful! This album is awesome!
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