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aka Adele - This summers biggest hit?

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Adele, Another one more like


Just got offed, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:12 (thirteen years ago) link


That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Not The Dele, ...

Mark G, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm sick of Adele.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Bring back Uffie.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:22 (thirteen years ago) link

aka adele stephens - page 3 stunner

sam500, Friday, 4 January 2008 14:42 (thirteen years ago) link

bad thread

blueski, Friday, 4 January 2008 14:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Bad thread, you are beautiful.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 14:45 (thirteen years ago) link

I had a mate with a speech impediment who used to call Adebola "Delia Adeboner"

That mong guy that's shit, Friday, 4 January 2008 14:45 (thirteen years ago) link

bad thread

-- blueski, Friday, January 4, 2008 2:43 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

it's here for the long haul, skip.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Friday, 4 January 2008 14:47 (thirteen years ago) link

"Mark has been questioned by the police on account of the fact that the body of his fiancee, Natasha Collins, was found in the flat they shared.

"At the moment no-one knows what happened. Mark found her body in the bathroom and immediately called an ambulance and the police.

"The police are conducting further enquiries and a post-mortem is under way.

"Mark was the only other person present in the flat and has therefore been questioned by police as a matter of course.

"He is assisting police with their enquiries and had nothing to do with Natasha's death.

"Mark is absolutely distraught at the loss of Natasha and hopes that everyone will appreciate what a very sad time this is for both Mark and Natasha's family.

"Mark hopes that you will buy Adele's debut album, in shops January 28th. It's Adeleriffic!"

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 14:49 (thirteen years ago) link

i like her.

much better than that kate nash trash you brits were getting excited about last year...

The Brainwasher, Friday, 4 January 2008 23:10 (thirteen years ago) link

does he mean us?

blueski, Friday, 4 January 2008 23:12 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, I think she is OK... I don't know about that "you brits" thing, probably just a media reference? But I like her a lot better than that horrible Kate Nash. At least she has some smallish amount of integrity in a look at me I went to BRIT and happen to like Regina Spektor kind of way. She COULD be a lot better. Ultimately a disappointment and not really worth the amount of typing I have already done.

I am so sick of the XL/Moshi Moshi tastemaking mafia.

Saxby D. Elder, Sunday, 6 January 2008 19:08 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Her album is pretty good.. she's at her best when the backing music is whimsical and lively, when she does the whole "sparse singer-songwriter acoustic guitar" thing it's SO BORING (besides "Daydreamer").

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 31 January 2008 12:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Where were the XL/Moshi Moshi tastemaking mafia when Annie From Norway needed them? Eh?

Dingbod Kesterson, Thursday, 31 January 2008 12:46 (thirteen years ago) link

She's not bad, but pretty much the safe alternative for people who hate the hip-hop influence and potty mouth of Amy Winehouse and find Kate Nash too cutesy.

That said, "Chasing Pavements" and "Right As Rain" are great songs. But can we declare a moratorium on covering "To Make You Feel My Love"? Billy Joel and Garth Brooks already ruined it for everyone else, especially if you aren't even going to try anything new with it.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 31 January 2008 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

the hip-hop influence and potty mouth of Amy Winehouse


Tom D., Thursday, 31 January 2008 13:50 (thirteen years ago) link

That was a nearly exact quote from my cousin as to why she didn't like Winehouse, she didn't like "the hip-hop stuff and her potty mouth". I'm just saying Adele is like the "safe" option for those that don't like Winehouse.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 31 January 2008 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link

she's a better singer than winehouse imo.

but winehouse has better songs/is more interesting.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 31 January 2008 14:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Dear Private Eye, blah-di-blah related seperated at birth yadda yadda

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 2 February 2008 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

new album entitled 21 is produced almost entirely by rick rubin, the first single is described as "gospel disco"

needless to say I am very excited 4 this

i am not a display name (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 2 November 2010 15:45 (eleven years ago) link

I thought Winehouse had the talent and Adele was just better looking, but Rick Rubin though, maybe I should try again. It didn't bowl me over.

like you really know who trisomie 21 is (u s steel), Tuesday, 2 November 2010 18:04 (eleven years ago) link


Here we are in a sticky situation/ (Tape Store), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:08 (eleven years ago) link


The Brainwasher² = (The Brainwasher) X (The Brainwasher), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

no hipster hats (The Brainwasher), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 15:58 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

we could have had it alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

ok (Tape Store), Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:36 (ten years ago) link

that's a hell of a song

goole, Thursday, 30 December 2010 23:40 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Someone Like You = a worldwide number 1 hit if ever there was one. A reminder just how powerful a simple ballad with just a piano and a voice can be when it's done right.

piscesx, Friday, 21 January 2011 15:13 (ten years ago) link

she shouldnt pull her hair back like that

plax (ico), Friday, 21 January 2011 16:52 (ten years ago) link

is she the writer? both of these songs are fantastic. they feel like classics already to me. i'm really surprised because i hated that chasing pavements song.

jed_, Friday, 21 January 2011 17:03 (ten years ago) link

i kinda had the same reaction but the rusko remix of cold shoulder made me realise that its a kickass song and shes a great singer.

plax (ico), Friday, 21 January 2011 17:08 (ten years ago) link

a worldwide number 1 hit if ever there was one

always weirded out when people use this line to praise a song. so it's about as good as "the time (dirty bit)", then.

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, 21 January 2011 17:10 (ten years ago) link

anyway re: adele, i wrote this at the jukebox, but i was totally shocked by "rolling in the deep" - i'd hated everything i heard off her first album, so to hear her do something w/genuine gravitas and personality was a surprise. what happened to her in those two years?

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, 21 January 2011 17:10 (ten years ago) link

(i don't think it's quite amazing, though - still a bit reverent to its influences)

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, 21 January 2011 17:11 (ten years ago) link

yeah well adele was so clearly part of the a&r rush to replace winehouse before she ODed so its fair to assume that her first album might have been somewhat manhandled into shape whereas this one has the legitimation of **big name producer** rick rubin and I think that things like that tend to grant ppl a little more autonomy maybe. i mean obv this is speculation.

plax (ico), Friday, 21 January 2011 20:02 (ten years ago) link

xp yeah 'classic' isn't a word i'd bandy about willy nilly but that's what comes to mind to me too re: Someone Like You.
writing credits are as follows:
very much the Florence vibe; writer shows up with bits/ideas/bare bones, Epworth et al finish em off, take a half/third of the publishing. Adele herself has said the writing is "60%" hers.

piscesx, Friday, 21 January 2011 20:17 (ten years ago) link

also a useful reminder not to write off artists based on debuts made when they were a teenager, even if the hype and press line are tedious - certainly i don't expect songwritery artists (which adele is, i guess) to find their voice at that stage, and if they do then they're a rare exception


lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, 21 January 2011 20:17 (ten years ago) link

what age is this chick??

plax (ico), Friday, 21 January 2011 20:23 (ten years ago) link

the clue is in the album titles - i know, such a lame thing to do ONCE let alone twice

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, 21 January 2011 20:24 (ten years ago) link

(i don't think it's quite amazing, though - still a bit reverent to its influences)

― lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, January 21, 2011 11:11 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

i really like the song, but on a formal level, i'd state this differently. i think the "old motown" crowd would have had a little more play and spikiness in the backing. as it is this chugs along in a straightforward rock kind of way. i think if they had been reverent on that level it would sound less retro, if that makes sense. it's kind of white-stripes-y

goole, Friday, 21 January 2011 20:26 (ten years ago) link

i'd go with that - i was referring more to her vocal being reverent. i really like the arrangement, though.

also i've just listened to "someone like you" and...not feeling it, it's leaving me as cold/bored as the stuff off the first album. brit school ersatz soul, you are never too far away :(

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, 21 January 2011 20:28 (ten years ago) link

oh shes my age

plax (ico), Friday, 21 January 2011 20:28 (ten years ago) link

She's 22.

I definitely agree she has grown a whole lot since her first album (though there were a few choice songs on that one - "Right As Rain," "Cold Shoulder,"). 21 has some truly remarkable moments - I'd consider "Rolling in the Deep" a classic already, and other standouts for me "Set Fire To Rain," "He Won't Go," the bridge in "Rumor Has It" (incredible). She does have a tendency towards the maudlin and some of the songs are over-arranged, but yeah - I love how she melds all of these influences that I wouldn't necessarily like on their own - rockabilly, there's a definite classic rock influence on some tracks. Such a great voice too, obviously

The Brainwasher, Friday, 21 January 2011 20:30 (ten years ago) link

yeah Rumour Has It is a barnstormer. dunno much about your man Ryan Tedder but hats off to him for his studio trickery anyway.

piscesx, Friday, 21 January 2011 20:43 (ten years ago) link

Someone Like You is in the itunes Top 20 and it's only an album track so far. The people have spoken! Currently the album is outselling the rest of the UK album chart combined. Hats off madame!

piscesx, Thursday, 27 January 2011 18:19 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

okay her cover of "Lovesong" is great

DJP, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 16:17 (ten years ago) link

on first listen i'd say i like it

dyl, Friday, 15 October 2021 01:14 (one month ago) link

really been dreading her “comeback”, i still have nightmares of hearing “hello” everywhere for 2 years. she is awful

groovemaaan, Friday, 15 October 2021 02:03 (one month ago) link

the one time I got an MRI I made the mistake of asking for the radio to be on, and it was when Adele was big. I'll never forget being trapped motionless in a tube listening to "Never mind I'll fiiiiind, someone like youuuuuuuuuu BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM foooooor youuuuuuuuuuu BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM"

Lily Dale, Friday, 15 October 2021 03:08 (one month ago) link

'Hello' is sick, to me this the official and only version

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 15 October 2021 03:11 (one month ago) link

xp literally LOL

juristic person (morrisp), Friday, 15 October 2021 03:21 (one month ago) link

Apparently worked with Inflo on the new album, only thing that has me intrigued

Vinnie, Friday, 15 October 2021 05:26 (one month ago) link

'hello' is all-time

flopson, Friday, 15 October 2021 07:26 (one month ago) link

this is better than any of her previous huge hits

looking forward to the inflo tracks at least

ufo, Friday, 15 October 2021 08:16 (one month ago) link

I listened to 21 a ton. Then Hello and 25 came out and they were garbage, and I stopped listening to 21.

adam t. (abanana), Friday, 15 October 2021 08:35 (one month ago) link

boxedjoy, Friday, 15 October 2021 10:55 (one month ago) link

not even that can really salvage "hello" unfortunately

ufo, Friday, 15 October 2021 11:02 (one month ago) link

only this can

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 15 October 2021 16:05 (one month ago) link

I made the mistake of listening to "Easy On Me" after a morning blasting soft Jessie Ware.

It's fine. You know what's a jam? "Rumour Has It." Forgot about that one. I pretend Ryan Tedder credit doesn't exist.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 October 2021 16:06 (one month ago) link

I think "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" absolutely destroys everything else she's ever done. New song seems "adult contemporary" in a really bland way, but the chorus has a nice melody

J. Sam, Friday, 15 October 2021 16:19 (one month ago) link

Not life changing but it’s pleasant

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 15 October 2021 16:21 (one month ago) link

i really dislike some of the songs ppl are singling out as their one adele song they like

dyl, Saturday, 16 October 2021 01:07 (one month ago) link

“Rumor Has It” is a jam! (I’m not gonna look up who Ryan Tedder is)

juristic person (morrisp), Saturday, 16 October 2021 01:12 (one month ago) link

ryan tedder is partly responsible for lil nas x's "thats what i want" (not saying he's best known for that, but it is something he has done lately)

dyl, Saturday, 16 October 2021 03:54 (one month ago) link

basically there is a line, and the dude from the fray is on the "yes okay i can dig this piano ballad" side and ryan tedder is on the "there is no justice that you have eyeballs but stevie wonder is still blind" side, and on top of it all, the fray guy is the one confined to his own band's songs. (not like i'm itching to hear what the guy from the fray would write for beyonce, im just saying)

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Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Saturday, 16 October 2021 14:53 (one month ago) link

New song is pleasantly mediocre; it may grow on me (most of 21 did).

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Saturday, 16 October 2021 17:34 (one month ago) link

I think the news song is great

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Saturday, 16 October 2021 17:37 (one month ago) link

What is the chorus of Send Your Love reminding me of? Cocteau Twins?

adam t. (abanana), Sunday, 17 October 2021 14:35 (one month ago) link

sorry, Send My Love (To Your New Lover), which someone mentioned

adam t. (abanana), Sunday, 17 October 2021 14:35 (one month ago) link

Tove Styrke - Say My Name?

boxedjoy, Sunday, 17 October 2021 15:25 (one month ago) link

xps that Nola mix is awesome!

enjoying the new song

corrs unplugged, Monday, 18 October 2021 12:40 (one month ago) link

I'm not a huge Adele fan, but I think her voice sounds terrific on this new single (good song, too).

juristic person (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

You're all real poptimists again, well done, you can stop doing this now

imago, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 17:34 (one month ago) link

to be clear i don't think the new one is good, just a more tolerable sort of blandness than she's managed in the past

ufo, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 18:44 (one month ago) link

everything about this has been entirely predictable - how it sounds, what it's about, the reaction to it. I think it's really sad that arguably the biggest popstar in the world just now, and the team behind her, are so afraid to take any risks whatsoever. I'm not saying it would make sense for her to go hyperpop or spearhead a nu-metal revival, but even Ed Sheeran will go do features with artists you wouldn't necessarily expect.

Basically what I'm saying is, when are we getting Adele's big disco album?

boxedjoy, Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:29 (one month ago) link

When Silk Sonic beat her for Album of the Year.

MarkoP, Thursday, 21 October 2021 12:51 (one month ago) link

I wish she would do a collab similar to what Anohni did back in the day with Hercules & Love Affair. She has a voice that would sound great if properly used on a disco / house anthem. I generally dislike piano ballads with histrionic singers so I’m not really into her. Hope she tries something different but I don’t have my hopes up.

Funny that just some months ago I was writing that Inflo is underrated in the mainstream and should work with a higher profile musician like Adele.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 October 2021 13:20 (one month ago) link

Oh don't worry, Inflo is going to be absolutely everywhere very very soon

imago, Thursday, 21 October 2021 13:20 (one month ago) link

Unclear whether boxedjoy means the big disco album would be the risk or the entirely predictable move, lol

imago, Thursday, 21 October 2021 13:22 (one month ago) link

He has proven to have great taste as a producer and be versatile enough that I wouldn’t mind if he did started popping everywhere.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 October 2021 13:24 (one month ago) link

She should hook up with the Dap Kings, or cover "Stand Up In It", or both.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 21 October 2021 15:15 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

haven't heard this yet, but damn is it getting written up well. any poptimists here wanna stan and convince me, who really hasn't cared much for her or her music, to dive into this?

octobeard, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 21:33 (one week ago) link

it's the most compelling she's ever been but still not even inflo could make her interesting

ufo, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 21:45 (one week ago) link

i am coming around on the new song, i dunno she has a kind of witchcraft with this stuff imo

have not listened to the album but i don’t think i’ve ever listened to an adele album

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 22:02 (one week ago) link

Imagine a time there was no Adele thread

Mark G, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 22:08 (one week ago) link

I listened to the last track because a friend asked me to. It was okay!

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 22:20 (one week ago) link

i was interested in this because of the inflo involvement, but the best tracks for me are "all night parking" and "my little love" (though the latter features voice notes that are almost uncomfortably intrusive), which are greg kurstin productions. he's also responsible for "i drink wine" which is probably the worst song on the album. all in all, i probably concur with ufo that it's generally a step in a more compelling direction but i'd definitely reach for joy crookes' skin or cleo sol's mother over this (which are but two recent albums using a similar sound palette)

monotony, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 22:51 (one week ago) link

yeah i absolutely thought 'if only it was more like mother'

ufo, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 23:14 (one week ago) link

I've heard it couple of times when driving with my BF and although it's decent, couldn't get rid of the thought that I 'cannot wait' to get back to another recent divorce album, kacey's star-crossed

krewki, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 21:59 (one week ago) link

Oof, talk about damning with faint praise.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 22:35 (one week ago) link

Here’s a secret: she’s not 30
I know this is a small detail but lol

calstars, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 22:38 (one week ago) link

I guess she needed some time to kind of figure out what it felt like to be 30

calstars, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 22:43 (one week ago) link

this album sounded trippy af to me, the first side anyway

brimstead, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 23:16 (one week ago) link

Not really an Adele nerd, but aren't her titles the age she was when started on the album?

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 23:43 (one week ago) link

it’s okay this is a safe space

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 23:44 (one week ago) link

I can only imagine what this album sounds like. “Ooh, thirty…thirty now”

calstars, Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:28 (one week ago) link

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