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Is Anyone Not Blown Away By Adele?


by Anonymousreply 10005/24/2020

I'm not.

by Anonymousreply 108/23/2015

Why? Has she just farted?

by Anonymousreply 208/23/2015

She's fine. It's a straight chick question.

by Anonymousreply 308/23/2015

I don't care for her. It annoys me that she sings every song as though her life depended on it, yet the lyrics are most often trite and banal. It works if what she's singing is good and her passion were understandable, but it annoys me to hear someone sing a trite message as forcefully as she does. I always say there are two kinds of singers: those who use their voice to show off the song, and those who use the song to show off their voice. I've always preferred the former; the latter is just showboating.

by Anonymousreply 408/23/2015

Not blown away, don't hate her.

by Anonymousreply 508/23/2015

Who the hell does she think she is taking 4 or 5 years to release an album?

by Anonymousreply 608/23/2015

I don't hate her. I don't like her current music either. The first time I heard her, when she was an unknow, her music was much more acoustic and down a few notches.

by Anonymousreply 708/23/2015

She's fantastic. I love that her songs are so raw and she delivers with passion.

by Anonymousreply 808/23/2015

She's done a couple of songs that made me ask "Who is this singing?" But that's about it.

by Anonymousreply 908/23/2015

Not blown away by her or Taylor Swift. Two of the most bland people to ever become worldwide superstars.

by Anonymousreply 1008/23/2015

I'm not blown away by Adele but she definitely has Taylor Swift beaten by a hundred miles. Better singer, better songwriter and as individuals I'm not even sure Swift is human.

by Anonymousreply 1108/23/2015

One of the best quotes about Adele (and I can't remember who said it) is that she can go out on stage wearing a black dress with just a piano accompanying her and she intimidates every single pop "star" out there.

by Anonymousreply 1208/23/2015

She's ok.

by Anonymousreply 1308/23/2015

She sounds flat to me, like Cher before AutoTune. A professional musician I know agrees.

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by Anonymousreply 1508/23/2015

She's very fortunate that Amy Winehouse passed away because she has the career Amy would've had if Amy was still alive.

Amy was the superior singer and musician, and probably in the top three greatest female R&B/soul vocalists from England (Dusty Springfield and Lisa Stansfield being the other two).

by Anonymousreply 1608/23/2015

I'm totally underwhelmed.

by Anonymousreply 1708/23/2015

Blown away? By a pop star? Um, no. But she's fine for what she is. She has some cute songs.

by Anonymousreply 1808/23/2015

She is completely atonal. All of her singing sounds strained and painful.

by Anonymousreply 1908/23/2015

I don't care for her but my mother, a 60-something woman, raves about her which is funny. Mother never raves about other singers aside from the Beatles which is from her youth.

by Anonymousreply 2008/23/2015

Is your mother fat?

by Anonymousreply 2108/23/2015

Only on DL , Adele is hated and criticized this way. Lol.

by Anonymousreply 2208/23/2015

She's no Alison Moyet.

by Anonymousreply 2308/23/2015

don't "hate" her but she's overrated.

by Anonymousreply 2408/23/2015

I like her and her approach to fame. She's certainly no attention whore. I do wish they'd write her better songs for her, and not radio friendly trite (and let's not pretend she wrote much of anything on 21).

by Anonymousreply 2508/23/2015

I adelize her.

by Anonymousreply 2608/23/2015

The only current patch of "pop" stars I can stand are Adele, Gaga and Pink. At least they can sing without autotune and seem to care a bit about the product. The rest just irritate.

by Anonymousreply 2708/23/2015

She's better than that one-hit wonder Winehouse.

by Anonymousreply 2808/23/2015

I have nothing against her but I can't stand that style of music so yeah I'm not blown away.

by Anonymousreply 2908/23/2015

Know anyone who has been BLOWN by Adele?

by Anonymousreply 3008/23/2015

I've been blown by Adele Nazeem, R30, does that count?

by Anonymousreply 3108/23/2015

I like her because she has that rough sound to her voice, the whiskey sound. Sort of like Billie Holiday did at the end of her career. I think when she sings bluesy and sad songs, that rough voice makes the song sound better.

She had a raw talent and the people surrounding her made her happen. If you look at her when she was young, she's just a fat chavette. But when they styled her, they made her look so much better.

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by Anonymousreply 3208/24/2015

I find her singing more real and passionate than meghan trainor, adele or ariana grande. she is on the florence + machine, lykke li, diasy victoria, pj harvey, bat for lashes, princess chelsea, banofee level.

by Anonymousreply 3308/24/2015

I loke her because she seems down to earth despite fame

by Anonymousreply 3408/24/2015

A deli.

by Anonymousreply 3508/24/2015

She an uneducated chav.

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by Anonymousreply 3708/25/2015

I like how she seems entirely uninterested in the pop music machine. I also think her vocal talent is undeniable. That said, her music is not my cup of tea.

by Anonymousreply 3808/26/2015

"Vocal talent" Puh-lease!! she can sing but she's nothing special, she hits the notes no bells no whistles. She's nothing like Whitney or Amy in their prime.

Adele : A chubby chain smoker with mediocre music and singing ability.

by Anonymousreply 3908/26/2015

19 was a great little album. I was excited to hear Rolling In The Deep, but was shocked by how much I disliked it. Mixed metaphors chasing each other off the page and destroyed by Rick Rubin's obnoxious, overdone production. It sounds nothing like how music actually sounds live - even electronic music. I just hate his schtick. I dislike her honky pre-surgery voice, Someone Like You was almost unbearable.

And she is guilty of my pet hate - singers performing their own backup vocals. There is a lot of harmonic warmth and texture is lost. No one would give a shit about The Everly Brothers or Queen or The Beatles if one singer overdubbed his vocals.

by Anonymousreply 4008/26/2015

I liked her better when she was named Alison Moyet, who also covered a much wider range of genres.

by Anonymousreply 4108/26/2015

r41 whoa ..Moyet has a insane voice. thanks for the rec!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 4208/26/2015

When I first heard "Someone Like You" I liked it. Then, after the ten thousandth time hearing it, not so much. Now when she comes on the radio, I turn the channel. Her range is really limited and her stuff all sounds the same. And yes, she sings flat.

by Anonymousreply 4308/26/2015

Skinny or fat, Moyet is the true national treasure. Adele dosent compare. At all.

by Anonymousreply 4408/26/2015

Why the comparison? Because they're fat, British, and white? Ya'll have limited world view.

by Anonymousreply 4508/26/2015

I agree with the thread above about Adeles career being Winehouse's career had she lived. Amy was the better singer, had better songs, she even covered songs better. Adele isnt a druggie though, so shes 'safe' for American audiences. Shes less threatening. Amy always looked like trouble, which made her more appealing, in my book.

by Anonymousreply 4608/26/2015

How many overwrought threads can OP start followed by a "well?"


by Anonymousreply 4708/26/2015

I thought it was funny when Adele released "Make You Feel My Love" and people thought it was a new song.

by Anonymousreply 4808/26/2015

Never have, and never will, get the love for Amy Winehouse. Horrendously, stupendously affected voice. Really nothing else to recommend her, either, unless you like to wallow in tragic stories.

by Anonymousreply 4908/27/2015

Adele should venture into Plus Size Modeling, singing isn't really her "thing"

by Anonymousreply 5008/27/2015

I like the fact she doesn't give a fuck about fame and doesn't do endorsements......Beyonce.

by Anonymousreply 5108/27/2015

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by Anonymousreply 5208/27/2015

By today's below-mediocre standards, she ranks above most. But compared to former divas who could really sing...Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen MacRae, Eydie Gormet, Barbara Cook and, yes, even Streisand...Well, there's no comparison whatsoever.

by Anonymousreply 5308/27/2015

I'd say she's right in line with the rest of them, You know why? because Adele is a poser. these other girls might be whoring themselves out but it takes a certain level of honesty to be a fame whore. Adele knows she falls right in line with them but tries to put on an alternative image and I just get phoney from it all.

Not to mention she is a pioneer for the obese community trying to shame healthy people.

by Anonymousreply 5408/27/2015

I love Adele. She has a good voice and she's fat so she's rootable.

by Anonymousreply 5508/27/2015

What's rootable about being fat?

by Anonymousreply 5608/27/2015

How can you not root for the fat person? They're the under bulldogs.

by Anonymousreply 5708/27/2015

She's Mama Cass for the Millennials.

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by Anonymousreply 5808/27/2015

Fat people aren't underdogs. Starving people are underdogs. What the hell?

by Anonymousreply 5908/27/2015

This must be the longest ever thread on a female singer without someone mentioning Cat Power. Has the CP troll died?

by Anonymousreply 6008/27/2015

She's a blowhard. A windbag.

by Anonymousreply 6108/27/2015

She is no Lucinda Williams, but she is OK.

by Anonymousreply 6208/28/2015

She's not all that and her first album was a fluke in terms of comercial success.

by Anonymousreply 6308/28/2015

Her album sales are nothing honestly, because 21 is a mediocre album that no one will remember.

She has one of if not THE most non-iconic commercial successes in music history.

by Anonymousreply 6408/28/2015

In the last 10 there has been such dearth of pop music geared squared towards adults that people are eagerly embracing anything competent that fits that category.

by Anonymousreply 6508/28/2015

'squarely', not 'squared'

by Anonymousreply 6608/28/2015

She's good, but her hits sound "engineered" to stick in your head like earwigs. Rolling in the Deep sounds a bit like a schoolyard chant or rhyme (I sometimes swap in "bah bah, black sheep, have you any wool?" in place of the lyrics). Yet I understand her popularity. People (my sisters, actually) really like the propulsive beat and her voice.

I thought it was a bit inelegant on an award show when she performed but didn't acknowledge the musicians performing with her during the applause. Maybe she didn't know better. But yes she is talented.

by Anonymousreply 6708/28/2015

Her new album is dropping soon. We'll see if she manages to sell 30M again which I doubt very much. I do like her and sometimes I just need to listen to some of her songs. Just recently I had a need to hear Set Fire to the Rain few times a day for couple of weeks so at the moment she's fresh on my mind. BTW I love that the original video had a bisexual MMF theme with the dancers. Too bad both videos for the song suck.

I wouldn't necessarily compare her with Amy Winehouse too much. They are quite different in many ways. I'm sure they would've co-existed just fine had Amy lived.

by Anonymousreply 6808/28/2015

Meh. She's three years away from a ham sandwich.

by Anonymousreply 6908/28/2015

" Just recently I had a need to hear Set Fire to the Rain few times a day for couple of weeks so at the moment she's fresh on my mind. "

Belongs in the thread about frauest thing ever.....

by Anonymousreply 7008/28/2015

Rolling, Someone, and Set Fire were very good songs and diverse.

For her last effort (lol), she worked with Phil Collins (whi later said he was pissed cuz she never contacted him after the writing sesh), Diane Warren wrote 3 songs with her, and Ryan Tedder, plus others I'm sure we'll find out about soon. I expect it to be a very good album. She's a good writer and has had over 5 years to come up with shit.

by Anonymousreply 7108/28/2015

Her music is very pedestrian, but she has a good voice and seems not to take herself too seriously in terms of fame and celebrity.

by Anonymousreply 7208/28/2015

Her singing sounds painful, flat, and throaty. No breath support, just tinny sound pushing through a tight, unrelaxed throat.

by Anonymousreply 7308/28/2015

I hope she flops this time. So her sales can match her music.

by Anonymousreply 7408/28/2015

She's headed to Wynonna territory.

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by Anonymousreply 7508/28/2015

I'm not blown away by her but that's only because I have no idea who she is.

by Anonymousreply 7608/28/2015

She has a lovely face, though.

by Anonymousreply 7708/28/2015

A lovely face? All she needs is an apple jammed in her mouth.

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by Anonymousreply 7808/28/2015

I have to agree that she is on the pretty side for a swine. She would make for a lovely plus size model & For a lovely pork roast.

by Anonymousreply 7908/28/2015

[quote] Belongs in the thread about frauest thing ever.....

Well I'd rather listen to Adele few times a year than talk about Barbra Streisand endlessly.

by Anonymousreply 8008/28/2015

She reminds me of a German housefrau.

"No liebling, there are no Nazis in mein haus."

If they ever do a sequel to The Sound of Music, Adele's your girl.

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by Anonymousreply 8108/28/2015

I'm blown away by her face: I always think of a young Catherine Deneuve when I see her. A young Catherine Deneuve with an overeating disorder.

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by Anonymousreply 8208/28/2015

More like two Catherine Deneuves with an eating disorder.

by Anonymousreply 8308/28/2015

Gawd, listen to you fat bitches.

by Anonymousreply 8408/28/2015

I wonder whats in her fridge.

by Anonymousreply 8508/28/2015

She's extremely overrated.

Be interesting to hear a non-angry breakup song from her.

by Anonymousreply 8608/29/2015

Blown away? No.

But if she did some jumping jacks she could shake my world up.

by Anonymousreply 8708/29/2015

R16 Since you mentioned Amy, we may as well get a little conspiracy theorish, since the thread is so boring. Do you think Adele and Mark Ronson used Amy as a blood sacrifice? Because they both had insane success since Amy passed.

by Anonymousreply 8809/04/2015

She's awful and sounds more or less like most other female pop singers.

by Anonymousreply 8909/04/2015

Why do so many gays hate fat women SO much? Do they threaten you in some way?

by Anonymousreply 9009/04/2015

Not blown away. I think she's bland. Like other ppl in this thread, I'll rather listen to Winehouse or Moyet!

by Anonymousreply 9109/04/2015

R90 Obviously a fat lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 9209/04/2015

I was not blown away by Adele. I was blown by her, but not blown away

by Anonymousreply 9309/04/2015

This thread has too much W&W to just fade away.

by Anonymousreply 9410/11/2015

She's a talented singer but I'm not blown away by her. There's a giant void in music right now for women singers who can actually sing, don't dress like whores, and don't sing about going to the club every night. I think that explains her success.

I'm laughing about her working with Diane Warren. When was the last time she had a hit?

by Anonymousreply 9510/11/2015

She's no beyonce, but she aite.

by Anonymousreply 9610/12/2015

She's fat and sings ballads so the hoi polloi are fooled into thinking she's talented. She's not. Her vocals are strained, pushed, and technically horrible. Her range is very limited. She's boring as shit to boot.

by Anonymousreply 9710/12/2015

winehouse was a gifted singer- adele isnt much of anything. and to compare her to billie holiday- never. and as far asz great singers, one of the most underrated of all time was rosemary clooney given different songs more people would be talking about clooney. she really did get terrible songs to sing

by Anonymousreply 9810/12/2015

I find Adele to be incredibly BORING.

by Anonymousreply 9910/12/2015

She is thin

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