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Like the voice, not the album,
This review is from: 21 (Audio CD)
I don't quite understand the hype surrounding Adele, but obviously 3.4 million sales last year in this country alone would suggest I must be missing something. The album is by no means terrible, but I find it incredibly dreary and inappropriate for almost all situations except for background music or when you feel very...depressed. I get that her vocal ability is impressive and her songs could be perceived as 'haunting', I suppose, but is she really that original? She reminds me of a duller, less-interesting version of Alison Moyet who has struck it lucky with an overly sentimental, X-Factor obsessed British audience. After all, these songs make for ideal audition material, karaoke performances or used in the background to a sob story on just about any ITV programme. Plus, I hate to break it to people, but her "amazing ballad" 'Someone Like You' is just another four chord track with the same basic melody as many, many other pop songs (see the song by 'Axis of Awesome', then you'll understand). She is a likeable person, what with being 'down with the people' and everything, but beyond the great voice she doesn't offer that much in terms of an enjoyable music experience. I know that few are going to agree with me, but that's my opinion: undeniably talented lady, but mediocre album, not helped by the fact that many of the songs have been overplayed to death on all radio stations. The best thing she did was the cover of "Make You Feel My Love", and that isn't even included on this album.
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Initial post: 21 Jan 2012 13:51:24 GMT
Mr. W. Norman says:
This is actually her second LP . Make you Feel is on her first - 19
Posted on 18 Feb 2012 22:58:42 GMT
Completely agree with review. Musical mediocrity in abundance, but you will never convince the brainwashed lemmings.Remember a decade ago when we were all hyped into believing Robbie Williams was a musical genius? Well, plenty were.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2013 14:08:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jan 2013 14:14:20 GMT
Well said, musak for morons. What a waste of a great talent. As for Robbie...should be taken to Essex AND NOT ALLOWED OUT EVER.
Recommended listening for the discerning...Alela Diane - 'to be still'; Mary Epworth - 'dream life'.
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