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Let This Album Help Heal You.,
This review is from: 21 [+digital booklet] (MP3 Music)
From start to finish this album is a testament to what good music should sound like.
Crisp, poignant, vulnerable, melodic and soulful. You can tell Adele crafted this album carefully because such attention to detail is paid. Personally I haven't seen songwriting of this caliber in popular music in a long long time. She is a throwback to a time when artists wrote poetry to music and people could relate in their own lives making this album, in my opinion, an instant classic.
From the thumping beats indicating a sense of urgency in "Rolling in The Deep" to the whispful and pulsating landscape of "Set Fire to The Rain" to the BRIDGE.. THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE in "One and Only".. the kind of chord change/structure that gave me goose bumps the first time I heard it.. to the loungy rendition of The Cure's "Lovesong" and the heartbreaking and deeply personal "Someone Like you" Adele takes you on a journey with her. This is the album you put on and live your life to. The kind of album you put on to garner inspiration and ultimately, heal.
This is the kind of album that can mend a broken heart. And I would like to thank Adele for breaking through where many other artists have tried and failed. Personally I didn't care for "19" all that much but "21" has made me a fan forever.
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Initial post: May 21, 2011 11:26:16 AM PDT
J. J. Salomone says:
Yes I agree an utter amazement. Left me speechless and yes the bridge in One and Only is beautiful, honest and breathtaking......... 21 is a CD that will be one of the greats in history.
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Posted on Feb 15, 2012 1:06:56 PM PST
L. Bartels says:
I totally agree with you about the bridge in "One and Only"...absolutely amazing.
Posted on Mar 15, 2012 5:31:36 AM PDT
In a word: Amen!
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