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At last! A superstar is a superstar for all the right reasons...
on November 15, 2011
Note: I also wrote this on iTunes so don't think I stole it or anything, LOL!
Adeles don't come around every day you know. She is a force to be reckoned with right now in the music industry being a great singer, a very solid songwriter and having knowledge on playing a few instruments herself. Right now in late 2011 everyone is rightfully raving about her new album that has brilliantly sold 10 million copies worldwide IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR!!! Flat out astounding if I do say so myself. Back in 2005, most people considered Mariah's "The Emancipation Of Mimi" her comeback album (it is great, BTW) but it took YEARS to get those same sales. Must I say again that Adele did it in less than a YEAR??! 2005 was even a much better time for music than it is now in our stagnant times for quality music and poor sales for even seasoned verterans.
But now let's talk about the album itself. All in all, to shortly describe the record would be to say it's minimally produced with bits of tinkering going on to make it just fancy enough. But the package is made complete with solid songwriting and the gorgeous, R&B-tinged vocals Adele hosts. Some songs are acoustically done, some are R&B-flavored and soulful and others are just offbeat.
"Right As Rain" which pulls all the right stops is by far my favorite (let the song build and then listen to the end vocal work) but other excellent tracks are "Melt My Heart To Stone", "Daydreamer" and "Best For Last". All the tracks are in some way good but "My Same" being the odd man out is slightly average because of the vocal arrangement although I get the sentiment of the lyrics.
"Right As Rain"
"Best For Last"