If you haven’t heard british-born Adele’s new album “21” yet, you’re probably living under a rock...or at the very least lacking a solid cable/internet connection. Either way, get yourself a copy of this album (you can buy it the old school way, too) and sit down with some noise canceling headphones for an unusual phenomenon. What’s so different about this album, you ask? Unlike the majority of popular music today, this girl has real, raw, heart wrenching talent. In a freakish display of skill, Adele sounds better live than she does on the album, and she sounds freaking amazing on the album. Adele is what singers were meant to be, a storyteller. This is what separates her from the masses of auto-tuned, synthesized, bleached and tanned bitches. Adele is telling a story, she’s not just singing, she’s acting, she’s performing. The world has been waiting for a talent like Adele. I just hope we are aware enough and not too jaded and dulled by the Britney’s of the world to give her the accolades she deserves.
Adele shows her range on “21” by swinging from songs like “Rolling in the Deep”, which has her belting out in her “sasha fierce” voice (as she calls it) to songs like “Someone Like You”, a quieter ballad that hits even the coldest heart. With some of the best songwriting I’ve heard in awhile this album has timeless written all over it. One of the best lines of the album comes from the song “Someone Like You”; “we were born and raised in a summer haze, bound by the surprise of our glory days”. The lyrical quality of “21” is so far beyond anything else that’s being written in the pop world that, well, I think we all need to get down on our knees and kiss this chick’s feet. Thanks Adele, for breathing a breath of fresh air into a stale, stale market.