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21 (album) by Adele 

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21 by Adele (2011)
Release date: 2011-01-24
Overall rank: 491st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 681 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2011 (8th)
Top 50 albums of the 2010s (43rd)
Top 500 albums of all time (491st)

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 681 votes)
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85/100
From TheKameraEye 06/16/2018 15:19
Adele's second album is her at the top of her emotional game. A few songs missed the mark for me, especially her cover of "Lovesong"
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From Goliath 05/03/2018 19:22
Sledgehammer vocals don't do it for me, nothing special here.
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From YoungPunk 03/25/2018 20:14
Edit score: Heard a single from this album on the radio and liked it so I gave the album five extra points.
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From Brad1770 02/16/2018 23:26

Adele 21 BEA Ranked 498 February 2018

To put it mildly I'm not an Adele guy however on my quest to listen to the BEA top 500 (twice ) it had to be done & done it was

I'd been dreading this one but fortunately it wasn't as painful as I'd anticipated , there's some nice moments here

The stats around this album are mind blowing: 31 million copies sold world wide , the 4th highest selling album ever in the UK , number 1 in US for 24 weeks , the most certified album in history with more than 400 certifications world wide , the biggest selling album of the past decade just to name a handful

The album itself was pretty much as I expected: songs about love , loss , heartbreak and of course THAT voice . Adele does tell some fibs such claiming she can set fire to the rain ! Yeah right I'd like to see that honey

A clear low point is the Cure cover of 'Lovesong ' Woof what a grease fire , this track stinks

A clear high light is closer and mega seller 'Someone Like You' which really is a cracking track . I couldn't help but ponder how the Circular Piano in 'Someone Like You' is almost identical the Circular Piano in R.E.M's 'Nightswimming' . Play these 2 tracks back to back and you'll understand

Music for the masses

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From YoungPunk 02/14/2018 02:26
This artists celebrated voice is all power without anything that makes it special. Give me Pavarotti or Ghiaurov anyday.
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From Diomed 01/03/2018 14:55
To say Adele has an unearthly voice and undeniable talent is, of course, stating the obvious. That she was able to write the majority of the songs here at "21" is amazing. The only issue (and a very minor one at that) is all these love songs, one after the other, can seem a little overwhelming at times.
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From stevengnz 12/31/2017 23:17
I sought of missed all the Adele hype but happened to hear this album whilst in a bric n brac store. Immediately the lyrics touched me and I was drawn to purchase this album. It is a very good album.
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From iannicolson 12/31/2016 20:38
Just because it sells in the trillions doesn't mean it equates to dross. This is the Model T Ford of modern music. An absolute classic.
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