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21 (album) by Adele 

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21 by Adele (2011)
Release date: 2011-01-24
Overall rank: 485th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 724 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2011 (7th)
Top 50 albums of the 2010s (45th)
Top 500 albums of all time (485th)

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 724 votes)
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45/100
From willmaatealrii 02/05/2019 19:44
I have to say I thoroughly bored by the whole affair. Nothing against Adele or what she's going for here, but I don't get the hype. She has a technically good voice sure, but it doesn't do much for me, she's also a technically good songwriter but the songs do similarly little. People saying this is better than usual pop music are missing something, it's a bit like comparing plain cheap vanilla ice cream and Haagen Dazs. Sure Haagen Dazs is slightly tastier, but it's just ice cream. Adele is the same, she's better than Katy Perry or Kesha sure, but she is just making top 40 pop music.
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85/100
From Tamthebam 01/26/2019 06:46
I've listened to this album again (2019) and it is a great pop album I wouldn't call it "soul" music but she has a great soulful voice. Most of the tracks hit the mark except Lovesong & I'll Be Waiting. On the positive side is the amazing Set Fire To The Rain & Rolling In The Deep I also like Turning Tables. I hope her new material has a more RnB feel to it.
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30/100
From lylecatcliffe 01/01/2019 10:20
Had to suffer this daily when I worked in HMV. Have to admit, she is a master of her craft. The one plus point for me is the sheer royalties Lol Tolhurst gets out of this - he didn't even contribute a single note on the original version of Lovesong.
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From antiquusxy 12/16/2018 21:21
the gentrification of soul music, if you will. sure, she has a good voice, but when its in service of pale imitations of soul music from generations before, it just sounds ridiculously trite. none of this is in the least bit inventive, it seems like the british public like their radio music to be as bland and "traditional" as physically possible. shelve this next to sam smith's debut, they'd form a great duo of stale records from hackneyed, vastly overrated british superstars. hilarious how this is sitting in the top 10 of the year on this site really.
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90/100
From VictorVale 12/12/2018 21:37
A beleza de um desabafo.
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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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70/100
From Goliath 05/03/2018 19:22
Sledgehammer vocals don't do it for me, nothing special here.
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20/100
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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60/100
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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