Opinions on her voice, and her music.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/27/2012|
A breath of fresh air after years of talentless hacks with voice modulators.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/14/2012|
Her last record is a phenomenon. No one moves numbers like that any more.
Having said that, she needs to wake up her sound a little before she becomes AOR crap. Her next record needs to be a dance record.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/14/2012|
I pretty much agree with r2 except that I wouldn't limit her next option to a dance album - though it is a pretty good idea. She needs to keep it fresh but I have a feeling it'll be nothing but power ballads for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/14/2012|
a dance record for Adele is a ridiculous idea
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/14/2012|
All the songs sound the same. Depressing. Beautiful voice, but it's impossible to listen to her music and feel good. Sometimes I just don't want to be bummed out.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/14/2012|
I love her voice, but I just don't care for her songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/14/2012|
Adele ain't soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha records once, and she's got a deeper voice - that don't mean she's soul. That don't mean nothing to me in the grand scheme of my life as a black person. As a songwriter, I get what they do. As a black person, I'm like: you're telling me this is my music? Fuck that!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/14/2012|
The lyrics are interesting, and one is supposed to listen to the lyrics of Adele's songs.
The lyrics are very poetic and beautiful poetry with interesting metaphors.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/14/2012|
Adele's voice is better than James Blunt but she can't begin to hold a candle to the young voices of Lena Horne, Anne Murray, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Judy Holiday, Ann Hampton Callaway, Maureen McGovern, or Karen Akers.
She sounds as if she's a three-pack-a-day smoker after forty years of booze and smoke.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/14/2012|
Set Fire to the Rain is the song I will play in the backround when I make sweet tender love to Taylor Lautner
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/14/2012|
Not this thread AGAIN - it has been done a million times in the last year!
Search is your friend...
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/14/2012|
I also don't think she sings "soul" but that's not because she's white. Christina sings soul. A gravely voice does not make "soul," nor are Adele's songs R&B. She's pop all the way. And so was Janet Jackson, by the way. This is really not about color (or shouldn't be).
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/14/2012|
Fat, very fat! Not interesting, don't like her voice, songs, or attitude. Refusing to meet established stars at the Grammy's? A no-no. And she'll be nobody by next year.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/14/2012|
"Skip" is yours, R11.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/14/2012|
Liked Alison Moyet way better.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/14/2012|
She can sing, but her songs are boring
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/14/2012|
Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen just kicked her fat lazy arse off the No. 1 position! YAY! Long live American rock, we created it ya know!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/14/2012|
Ultimately, she is a (faux) soul version of Karen Carpenter. Unique range and register. Sad ass and simply composed songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/14/2012|
She's a lovely, full-figured girl with an amazing voice and above-average songwriting capabilities.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/14/2012|
R15, I love you so fucking much.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/14/2012|
I love the voice, and the gal seems to have something to say with her life.
She's the stereotypical fatgirl though, at this rough point of her life she's either going to:
A) Get addicted to heroin
B) Get pregnant
C) Go all Gaga and morph into some clone of all the other glamor-singers and start jiggling her coochie all over the stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/14/2012|
I love her, her music and everything about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/14/2012|
At the Grammys last month, one could see that Adele had lost quite a bit of weight, and she looked very good.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/14/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/14/2012|
Adele can sing, but her songs are forgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/14/2012|
I always like a couple of tunes but to listen to an entire album of Adele's is just depressing and boring. Her voice does not transport me like Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Rufus Wainwright, or even Whitney (I didn't always like every Whitney song and I wasn't a super big fan of Whitney, but her voice, even in her last album, transports your soul and I feel moved by it.
When I listen to Amy, Rufus, or Michael there's always a connection I make with everything. They resonate with me. The tone of their voice, the lyrics, the musicality... everything. I never really feel that with Adele. I tune out. I feel like I'm supposed to like her, so I kind of look for what I can like of hers.
It sort of frightens me to see how different she looked at the Grammy's with that blonde hair and all. If you let others create an image of you, how do you embrace it and connect deeply with the music? Adele sounds unsure of herself to me. The first album was better than the second.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/14/2012|
Adele's success shows that the public is hungry for real singers who have good songs and not the bullshit autotuned hacks who dominate the music business today (Katy Perry, Rhianna, etc.). Hopefully this is the beginning of a shift in pop music.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/14/2012|
She reminds me of the girl singers of the 1960s: Dusty Springfield and Lesley Gore
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/14/2012|
I could never get into Rufus Wainwright; he is just such a whiny, entitled bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/14/2012|
She's the greatest singer since Whitney Houston.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/14/2012|
Lame Songs. She is the fat chick demo - which is a much larger demo these days than when Allison Moyet tried it in the 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/14/2012|
There should be no comments on Adele's weight or body. She is a singer, not a model.
The Queen of Soul is Aretha Franklin and nothing changes this even though people feel the need to comment on her weight as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/14/2012|
She became a model when she first put her fat face on a cd cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/14/2012|
Aretha Franklin (and Mama Cass) had good songs, nobody cared about their weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/14/2012|
Well, I cared about MY weight and look where the fuck it got me.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/14/2012|
Bump for the new James Bond theme
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/05/2012|
She's no Loretta Lynn, that's for sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/05/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/05/2012|
She's a very good singer, so I won't call her "overrated."
I just personally don't find her music as amazing as many people seem to think. Good, yes, and I can see she has talent, but she doesn't move me or astound me in any particular way. And while the voice is great, the songs are just meh. Again, that's just my opinion.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/05/2012|
Can't listen to her anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/05/2012|
I MISS AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/05/2012|
though Chasing Pavements was a winner
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/05/2012|
they say SKYFALL will be the most downloaded song of Adele's career, if not the most downloaded EVER, yes, it's really trending that big. Personally, I think she's kind of low class.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/05/2012|
Skyfall is haunting. I'm not a fan of her caterwauling but I've already listened to it about 6 times.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/05/2012|
God, she's horrible. Straining, dull and boring, lacking in soul and spirit, vocally limited, and those songs she sings are simplistic, whiny and fat-girl fantasizing. Inauthentic pretension.
"Skyfall"? Eat shit, Adele.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/05/2012|
Is this overrated, oversized bitch still complaining about paying taxes?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/05/2012|
I agree with R40. I also give her credit for managing her fame particularly well.
I wasn't at all impressed with Skyfall - thought it was boring.
Should've given Florence Welch a shot - she would have written a far more interesting song.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/05/2012|
I just read that 21 has sold 25 million copies worldwide. That's incredible considering the state the music industry is in right now.
There's a lesson for the industry in her success. But what is it?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/18/2012|
[quote]There's a lesson for the industry in her success. But what is it?
Write and sing your own songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/18/2012|
I am an old fart that listens to Opera. There have been only two contemporary CD's I purchased the the last 25 years. Song bird and poet Macy Gray and Adele
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/18/2012|
I can believe how quick she had her baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/18/2012|
[quote]I can believe how quick she had her baby.
A little bacon grease on the twat and it popped right out.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/18/2012|
She'll have a monster number one with 'Skyfall'. Patrons were dancing in the aisle.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/18/2012|
I think she's boring and don't like her voice, songs or image. I also can't stand Annie Lennox.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/18/2012|
46 & 55 said it best. No range or vocal acrobatics so I can't get excited about her. I often parody her Skyfall in a droning voice and it drives everyone crazy. Such dumb lyrics. Easy to make fun of.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/18/2012|
Skyfawwww is a terrible song. Looks like it's going to be overplayed like that dreary stalker's anthem 'Someone Like You'
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/18/2012|
She is a cute-eyed frau.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/18/2012|
I think she's tremendous.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/18/2012|
Adele has a decent voice but she has very limited range, her songs mostly sound the same and on the higher notes she sounds strained. I like "Chasing Pavements" the best. I think "Skyfall" is terribly boring and average at best.
I would like her next album to be something completely different. I would think after having a baby she'll have something happy to write about? Unless she decides to devote an album to postpartum depression lol
In the end, it was good she briefly swooped in over the non-singers Katy, Rihanna, Ke$ha and Taylor. They're all back now though.
We need more interesting talented girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/18/2012|
Like Amy Winehouse, too much, too soon with all the Grammys and hype. I liked "Rolling in the Deep" at first but after the Grammys was sick of it, it was even used in the ads during the show! And people don't even know what the song is about, supposedly it's a gang expression in London about having someone's back. I didn't like any of the other songs from her album and was recently accused of being a bully on FB for saying I thought she needed to lose some weight and to cut down on the makeup.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/24/2012|
her average is 6 Christmas pudding pies a day,4 meat and lard pies
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/24/2012|
Many can sing, for me it's the emotional edge she brings to her songs. Seems very authentic to me. I seldom buy popular music as I listen to opera. The only two CD's other than hers was my girl, Macey Gray, songbird and poet.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/24/2012|
Her Bond song was unmemorable, at best.
I agree she peaked. She is following the trajectory of Norah Jones, Alanis Morissette, Tracey Chapman and (perhaps) Lady GaGa
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/24/2012|
She's not Cher!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/24/2012|
Adele is Taylor Swift for fat chicks. Both have terrible music.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/24/2012|
[R66] Like the rat said to the exterminator, "you disgust me".
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/24/2012|
Damned right she's not Cher, she won't last a quarter of the time Cher's lasted. She doesn't have the spark or talent of Cher.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/24/2012|
She's not that great a singer and her voice, while good, isn't exactly Whitney. She's had her big year, it's all down hill from here on.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/27/2012|
Great Hairdo philosophy. Make your head appear enormous to create an illusion of a slimmer figger.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/27/2012|
I keep forgetting is she the capital of India or the capital of South Australia?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/27/2012|
Adele is a great singer and songwriter and she plays the guitar. Cher is none of those.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/27/2012|
Her albums are too monotonous and over-produced, but she did a nice job with the Raconteurs' Many Shades of Black. Jack White would be a good producer for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/27/2012|
You're a right bunch of cunts, you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/27/2012|
Few singers can get up and sing with just a piano or guitar and pull it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/27/2012|