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Why I can't stand Adele

I am just tired of this over-exposed woman. Every time she screeches out a song she wins some award. Every time she opens her mouth to talk I feel embarrassed for her. She has no class or finesse.

I think part of her appeal is that she's morbidly obese and finally every fatty out there has a "role model" who is "making it in a thin woman's world". Quite frankly I'd much rather see and listen to the much talented Beth Ditto.

by Anonymousreply 10011/17/2014

Why are Americans so easily impressed with British singers? She's a tenth rate Dusty Springfield, at best.

by Anonymousreply 202/11/2013

Love her. She's talented, down to earth, adorable. A real breath of fresh air.

by Anonymousreply 302/11/2013

Soo bored of her. It's not her fault, but the way radio stations have played every damn song of hers ad nauseum has made me sick of her.

by Anonymousreply 402/11/2013

Yet another thread in which DLers prove how threatened thy are by suddessful women.

by Anonymousreply 502/11/2013

[quote]Amy Winehouse's voice and vocalizations convey a particular (individual), sexual and ethnic identification with black pop--as the expressive means to work out her neuroses in a pop idiom. Britney Spears' voice and tone is a definitive sign--a Myth of a particular modern girl. Consequently, even when used sparsely, as a piece of an expensive sound, it always contains the song within the Myth of Britney. Adele is all affectation. Amy and Britney bring humanity to decadent reality. Adele is all decadence. Her psychology is worked out at the buffet.

by Anonymousreply 602/11/2013

Psychotic ramblings, R6.

by Anonymousreply 702/11/2013

[quote]I am just tired of this over-exposed woman. Every time she screeches out a song she wins some award. Every time she opens her mouth to talk I feel embarrassed for her.

I agree. Same thing with Beyonce. It's like the industry and the media just randomly picks certain people to ass kiss and tries to shove them in our faces to the point where we can't stand them. There's no better way to turn people off then overexposure.

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2013

Wow R9!

by Anonymousreply 1002/11/2013

Ugh, Timberlake. Hate him. Adele COULDN'T be as horrible as him.

by Anonymousreply 1202/11/2013

I love Adele songs, just can't stand her singing them

by Anonymousreply 1302/11/2013

Alison Moyet did it better.

by Anonymousreply 1402/11/2013

LOL! So basically you just like the lyrics to her songs? I think Adele should take a long break after the Oscars. Overexposure is a career killer.

by Anonymousreply 1502/11/2013

OP I could understand your comments about over exposure if they were directed at someone like Cheryl Cole a woman of absolutely no talent whatsoever, who has only got where she is because of clever marketing. As for Adele I have no problem with some one as talent as her getting lots of exposure.

@ R1 Adele's vocal is the only good thing about Skyfall. The BAFTA'a were embarressing last night - complete British bias towards Bond.

I agree with R 3 and R 5.

I am an Adele fan because of her talent and the fact that she is genuine and down to earth.

by Anonymousreply 1602/11/2013

R6, I think you mean Amy's identification with music of black origin was sexual and cultural. It wasn't ethnic as she was a Jewish girl. But London and her grandmother's heritage in the jazz scene were big influences.

She subverted the sounds of the '60s girl groups to author her own biography; explicit in her relations with men, her passion, hurt and the sublime pain of being in love.

by Anonymousreply 1702/11/2013

R14 and can STILL do it better!!

by Anonymousreply 1802/11/2013

I like that Adele seems down to earth and is not fazed by her success.

Timberlake needs to take a seat. The song isn't even doing that well on the charts.

by Anonymousreply 1902/11/2013

When Chris Brown refused to stand for Frank Ocean's win last night, Adele went proper Sarf London on his conceited ass:

by Anonymousreply 2002/11/2013

Better not watch The Oscars OP, your head will explode. On second thought, tune in Dear.

by Anonymousreply 2102/11/2013

I much prefer Adele's reactions than that retarded Taylor Swifty's O face when she wins.

by Anonymousreply 2202/11/2013

Loved her until she began opening her mouth to speak and nothing but garbage came out.

Obese women everywhere find her inspiring, which I suppose is good for them. But Adele could have been universally loved had she just attempted to have a little grace and class. She doesn't of course so she's destined for Susan Boyle style fame.

by Anonymousreply 2302/11/2013

Unfortunately she's about as good as it gets today.

If you really listen to her and compare her with the greats from the past, it's a sloppy thin voice, but she makes it work.

by Anonymousreply 2402/11/2013

Hear, hear, R22.

by Anonymousreply 2502/11/2013

You bitter old queens probably think Alicia Keys is better. Adele is one of the best singers to come a long in eons. Yeah, she's not perfect, duh.

by Anonymousreply 2602/11/2013

Are any of you Rex Reed?

by Anonymousreply 2702/11/2013

She was born and raised in a summer haze bound the surprise of her glory days

by Anonymousreply 2802/11/2013

I don't mind Adele, I just think she is overrated. I love Esperanza Spaulding and think she is head and shoulders over other contemporary female singers.

by Anonymousreply 2902/11/2013

What? No crazed, obsessed Adele troll like the Janbot who I believe is a straight, fat chick very much in the style of the Twitards.

by Anonymousreply 3002/11/2013

Add me to the list of haters! She needs to lose weight and go away.

by Anonymousreply 3102/11/2013

The hillbilly girls love her- so she stays. She speaks for them and their tragic romances with mean boys who hump them and dump them.

They're certain he's out there somewhere, looking out a rain-spattered window, regretting that he treated her so bad, and wondering, too 'what could have been?'.

by Anonymousreply 3202/11/2013

Stop talking about Bots. Seriously, the Britney thread you couldn't help yourself & I'm sick of it.

by Anonymousreply 3302/11/2013

What Britney thread R33?

by Anonymousreply 3402/11/2013

Haters will be haters. She wins awards because her singing is spectacular. There's nothing wrong with that.

Are you jealous, OP. Can you stand no-talent people like Kylie Minogue and Nicki Minoji? Every time they open their mouths, there isn't a word, understandably.

by Anonymousreply 3502/11/2013

I have nothing terribly unpleasant to say about her, or her size. She seems pleasant enough.

But I am underwhelmed by her voice and by Duffy, too. Amy Winehouse, for all of her issues, was the only one of these new soul tinged Dusty Springfield wannabes that had something going on underneath that made it compelling, and a voice to match.

We are in a world of butterscotch mediocrity. Too much of our music and our art is like a piece from Restoration Hardware - it may look classic and soulful, but it's really manufactured and artificial.

by Anonymousreply 3602/11/2013

[quote]The hillbilly girls love her- so she stays.

What the hell? I'd say Kelly Clarkson has the hillbilly girl demographic all sewn up, so to speak.

by Anonymousreply 3702/11/2013

I find her okay not special, but I think a lot of her appeal is the same dynamic that worked for Susan Boyle--a nonthreatening woman who "looks like" a lot of her fans, thus her appeal.

by Anonymousreply 3802/11/2013

adele giving chris brown the sideeye

by Anonymousreply 3902/11/2013

Rihanna is so beautiful. What the fuck is she doing back with that tragic person?

by Anonymousreply 4002/11/2013

[quote] troll like the Janbot who I believe is a straight, fat chick very much in the style of the Twitards.

I agree r30, the Janbot was trolldar'd as a rabid Chick-Fil-A defender. So Janbot is likely straight, or possibly a self-loather.

by Anonymousreply 4102/11/2013

I liked her when I first heard her. Now they play her so much that I change the station the minute she comes on. She has no range and her voice grates on me. I think she has a powerful voice, but she's very one note.

by Anonymousreply 4202/11/2013

I can't stand that no-talent fuck Chris Brown, but seriously, why the standing ovation for Frank Ocean?

by Anonymousreply 4302/11/2013

Rihanna looked like she was balding. I don't like that receding hairline look.

I know Adele recently had a baby but frankly I was shocked at how HUGE she was.

Kelly Clarkson also looked like she packed on the pounds.

Lena Dunham looked trashy.

Despite all that, I find the Grammys more "real" than the movie and TV awards show, where all the women look like they are starving and they are over-botoxed and over injected with fillers.

by Anonymousreply 4402/11/2013

Some of you have a psychotic deep hatred for fat people. It's disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 4502/11/2013

I love her and would take her with me for a night out beyond the confines of Vauxhall when I need someone to cut a bitch if I got into trouble.

by Anonymousreply 4602/11/2013

In the link by [r20] the label the manufacturer attaches to the sleeve on a new suit hasn't been removed. I'm sure he thinks he's stylin' enough to "style" himself,by rock in' his designer on his sleeve.

Having a ton of money can't make someone a class act!

Hire a fucking stylist !

by Anonymousreply 4702/11/2013

R29, I love Esperanza too. She's extremely talented.

by Anonymousreply 4802/11/2013

I think she's tremendous.

by Anonymousreply 4902/11/2013

Bitch just got a lifetime pass for going feral on Chris Brown.

by Anonymousreply 5002/11/2013

Over exposed? She's hardly ever on TV shows. She hardly ever tweets.

Rolling, Someone Like You, and Set Fire To The Rain are great songs that she wrote. She totally got the Bond vibe with Skyfall. Her voice after her surgery didn't seem as good, but she can hit some really powerful and also nice soft notes.

This interview is funny

by Anonymousreply 5102/11/2013

"Rihanna looked like she was balding. I don't like that receding hairline look."

Rhianna has a huge forehead, a 'five head' as some people call it. She had recently shaved one side of her head, that 'look' wouldn't have been OK with the dress she wore last night, she needed to wear a wig. She always wears some type of supplemental hair anyway, but, yes, she has a huge forehead, which without bangs or a side-swept style, can make a woman look as if their hair is receding.

As for Adele, she's just another working class Brit in the same mold as Micheal Caine, Vidal Sassoon (yes he was born working class!), Daniel Craig, James McAvoy, Jason Statham, Julie Walters etc.

Adele is certainly not the first working class person from the UK to make it in showbiz, why the rabid hate? I am not even a fan, but it seems she's disliked because she is low class.

Meanwhile, way too many Americans are now overly obsessed with the trashy low rent people on 'reality shows", why because some of these fools are rich? People with not one iota of talent are now becoming amous and wealthy, yet you put down a fat woman with a great voice and pretty face?

Adele has beautiful eyes and she has high cheekbones, even though she's overweight, she has amazing bone structure. She would be stunning if she lost more weight.

Adele is a good looking woman, she's much more attractive than that snaggle-tooth, gross smelly looking Lena Dunham who has been shoved down America's collective throat for the past year! Does Lena Dunham get a pass because she is educated? Lena Dunham has virtually no talent, yet this annoying slob is relentlessly hyped.

by Anonymousreply 5202/11/2013

Adele may be a lower class brit, but she's miles above Honey Boo Boo, The Kardashians, LiLo, Britney Spears......on and on. British trash is royalty compared to trashy Americans.

by Anonymousreply 5302/11/2013

If nothing else I think Adele is 100% authentic. I never buy or listen to popular music. There are two exceptions only in the last `15 years or so. The poet and songbird Macy Gray and Adele. Say one fucking word about Macy and I will rip your heart out.

by Anonymousreply 5402/11/2013

Is Chris Brown seriously wearing black socks with a white tux? If I didn't hate him before...

by Anonymousreply 5502/11/2013

[quote] Bitch just got a lifetime pass for going feral on Chris Brown.

Seriously. I take back everything I ever said. Bitch wins LIFE.

by Anonymousreply 5702/11/2013

Trashy fatass with her Margaret Thatcher look, a lousy, boring voice with half an octave range. and too lazy to put any emotion but whining into her songs.

Dull and irritating. Definitely the type of shit the frau flies love to hover around.

by Anonymousreply 5802/11/2013

Piss off, OP.

by Anonymousreply 5902/11/2013

Yeah, Adele is nothing compared to mega talents like Taylor Swift and Beyonce!!!

by Anonymousreply 6002/11/2013

Adele is about as down to earth as Anne Hathaway.

But I'll forever love her for giving Chris Brown shit.

by Anonymousreply 6102/12/2013

Do you know what she was saying to Chris or are you just ASS-uming? Just watched OMG/Insider and they talked about how Adele was up and about kibbitzing with everyone. She loved meeting all of the other stars. Maybe she told Chris she wanted a three way with him and Miguel

by Anonymousreply 6202/12/2013

Apparently, Adele saw that dress in the window and just had to have it.

by Anonymousreply 6402/12/2013

[R65] you sound like an ancient obese queen in her final misery. I love Adele, love her music and I loved that dress.

by Anonymousreply 6602/12/2013

That outfit she wore at the Grammys was just awful. She looked like Mary Poppins' carpet bag.

by Anonymousreply 6702/12/2013

Wow, R65. Get some help, dear.

by Anonymousreply 6902/12/2013

Did you notice that "Set Fire to the Rain' WON??????

by Anonymousreply 7002/12/2013

She definitely lays the working-class accent on too thick. She's kind of the West Midlands version of Charo.

by Anonymousreply 7102/12/2013

Yeah she and Chris Brown were just at each other's throats at the Grammys.

by Anonymousreply 7202/12/2013

NOPE.

Hell no, Adele can sing. You can hear Bonnie Raitt and Dusty Springfield and Joan Armatrading and her friend Amy Winehouse in her vocal style. A bit of Linda Ronstadt too.

She does not have a huge range, and not a beautiful head voice like the big Diva's, but she has a thoughtful, soulful voice, and a tone that reminds the world of what good singing sounds like. Hers is the best major league voice in a long time but still far from the greats.

It has been a while since a dark contralto has taken the public's imagination. Soprano and Mezzo Soprano voices have been in charge for a while. Adele's tone and smoky interpretations, out of the box at nineteen gave her all she needed to be a sensation. In the cynical world of pop music it is a shock that she became known at all. (think Karen Carpenter-would she be a star today with that gorgeous voice?)

Yeah, she has too many sad songs, and her voice has a catch that inhibits a fluid style. The bonus is that she doesn't sing endless runs and conveys the words to her songs better than most pop singers. She writes many of those songs too.

Adele is overweight, and has a throwback style of dressing. If you hate her voice, don't listen, but to reduce her to Taylor Swift's status of having a niche fan base, based on simplistic allegiances is to do her a great disservice.

Adele is a long time contender. She knows her voice and interprets within it beautifully. She is great and having fun, disrespecting no one.

Adele will be singing somewhere long after this level of fame is gone. You can hear it in the nuance of her feeling when she sings, and her love of yes, sad smoky dark and bluesy songs. She is not a pop princess, but don't count her out on that either if she wants to do it.

She has a bit of an atonal style, and lots of people don't get that. So did Bartok.

Most everyone is low class in the music business. It is the most instinctive talent there is, and gets packaged in different ways.

I like Esparanza too, and Bruno Mars and Florence Welch and yes, Kelly Clarkson. Award shows are for judging dresses, not talent.

I am posting hometown, from Adele's first album, live. She is never going to sound different than the way you know. Like Bonnie Raitt, it is all in the nuances. Adele is fine.

by Anonymousreply 7302/12/2013

Get a fucking life, R73. I can smell your rolls of fate from here.

by Anonymousreply 7402/13/2013

Most people are only aware of the music scene in terms of what comes at them in the mainstream. Adele is an example of that. There are superior talents who people will disregard because they are not prominent in popular entertainment. And believe me, it is just that - entertainment, not culture.

by Anonymousreply 7502/13/2013

Do the drag queens love her? Or isn't she camp enough?

by Anonymousreply 7602/13/2013

She's a white girl who can sing, so of course white people are catching the Holy Ghost, but she's not the second coming. She's not even Amy Wino. But she's (apparently) sober and plump and relatable. I guess y'all need her or Taylor Swift so you won't have to deal with Rihanna and Bouncy's scary beigeness.

by Anonymousreply 7702/13/2013

r1 r65 r68 r74

Your degree of hatred is pathological and illuminating. Get some help.

by Anonymousreply 7802/13/2013

Interesting, R73, I do hear a bit of Bonnie in Adele, of course Bonnie is better, though. I notice that a lot of people tend to knock Adele for having a limited range, but everyone isn't going to have the vocal acrobatics of Ella Fitzgerald.

Toni Braxton doesn't have a huge range, but she still has one of the most beautiful, sultry voices I've ever heard (and excellent control). What Adele does she does well. And I still find her voice to be more authentic than Amy's. I really love soul music so that's probably why Adele's voice appeals to me. Everybody isn't going to like her or her voice and that's fine. However, Adele is overexposed ( and winning every award imaginable) and that could explain some of the backlash.

by Anonymousreply 7902/13/2013

Peggy Lee had no range

by Anonymousreply 8002/13/2013

I love Adele, it is the emotion she conveys. Don't forget she writes those lyrics. I would rather see a dentist than listen to Aguilera or Mariah. Katy Perry is the worst thing to happen to music in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 8102/13/2013

How is Adele overexposed? She has made very few appearances. Busy having a baby. How can you blame her for winning awards. It's not like she cheated. Truth is she set the music industry on it's ear.

by Anonymousreply 8202/13/2013

"Adele is overexposed"

She's overexposed because she's all we got. We're clinging to her like a lifeboat. Think about it: who can belly up to a microphone and sing live anymore?

Watching the Grammy's (sporadically, not constantly god forbid) was a real downer. I mean really, the Foo Fighters lauded like they were the Beatles? Welcome to 1999! Song of the year that screaming Gotye song he did on a kiddie's synthesizer toy? Flat-voiced Rihanna a torch singer?

The music industry is in deep trouble when the latest rage is vocorded danceclub ditties.

by Anonymousreply 8302/13/2013

"Rolls of Fate" OMG.

The Parkerhouse Story?

by Anonymousreply 8402/13/2013

The problem is that people act like she's one of the greats and I don't think she even compares to be honest. She's being pushed on us as a legend and the second-coming while she clearly isn't. And please don't insult Bonnie Raitt by comparing her to Adele, it's disrespectful.

by Anonymousreply 8502/13/2013

Adele is a frau sensation. She's big, bloated and boring. She looked like a mother of 6 before she even had 1. She's way overrated with no range to speak of yet shes supposed to be so special. She's frumpy, matronly and obese so the fraus can relate.

by Anonymousreply 8602/13/2013

Everyone hated Chris Brown for not giving a standing ovation to his competitor? So the fuck what?

Since when is it required to give a standing o, ever?

by Anonymousreply 8702/13/2013

I didn't compare Bonnie to Adele, I compared Adele to Bonnie ( big difference). And I clearly said that I thought Bonnie was the better singer ( and I also said that I hear a BIT of Bonnie in Adele). Stop nitpicking.

by Anonymousreply 8802/13/2013

[quote]hink about it: who can belly up to a microphone and sing live anymore?

Me, Bitch.

by Anonymousreply 8902/13/2013

yeah, Kelly Clarkson can.

Sometimes I wonder if anyone on DL has ever been to a concert. Or know any young women...

You don't have to love Adele or Kelly, but both of them can sing.

Kelly doesn't give a fuck bout how glamorous she looks, and regardless if she is thinner or fatter, she is a very good singer.

Adele is glamorous, and a fine singer too.

Some are only thinner.

by Anonymousreply 9002/14/2013

I remember when Amy Wnehouse was still alive, Adele was always mentioned as an afterthought next to the more popular Winehouse

by Anonymousreply 9102/14/2013

Maggie Gallagher is a big fan.

by Anonymousreply 9202/15/2013

She is overrated, singers like Whitney, Natalie Cole, Aretha, Chaka, Diana Ross even Celine Dionne will sweep her off the stage easily.

by Anonymousreply 9310/27/2013

Adele makes music. People buy her music because they like it. She is in the limelight because of the popularity of people buying her music.

So shouldn't you be mad at the people who buy her music?

by Anonymousreply 9410/27/2013

My pussy smells like crank.

by Anonymousreply 9510/27/2013

Adele has a limited 2 octave voice. She is very good in those 2 octaves but struggles when she reaches outside of her range. Her attempts at falsettos or lighter notes are very unpleasant. I find her to be an overrated singer simply because she has no choice but to sound the same in all her songs. The only thing she can change is the instruments.

by Anonymousreply 9610/27/2013

She had one huge hit and they played it too much

by Anonymousreply 9710/27/2013

OP:

by Anonymousreply 9810/27/2013

Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sandé and Jessie Ware were among the female singers seen at Sarm Studios, Notting Hill, to take part in the Band Aid 30 recording on Saturday. But there was one famous songstress who decided not to lend her talented vocals to the charity track, despite Bob Geldof and his team calling. Geldof said Oscar-winner Adele 'ignored' his plea for her to sing on the re-recorded Do They Know It's Christmas Time? single.

'Adele is doing nothing, she's not answering the phone,' the Irish Band Aid organiser told Dan Wootton of the Sun on Sunday. 'She doesn't want to be bothered by anyone... She's bringing up a family you know. Some people just don't think they can't make any impact by coming along.' A representative for Adele told The Sun: 'Bob and the organiSers spoke directly with her management but at no point was she confirmed. Adele is supporting Oxfam's Ebola Appeal with a donation.'

by Anonymousreply 9911/17/2014

Incidentally, the updated version sounds surprisingly good:

by Anonymousreply 10011/17/2014
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