21

4/5

21

Adele

Genre: Pop

21 is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele. Released: 19 January 2011 Genre: soul, pop and r&b US Billboard 200: #1 Singles: Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Set Fire to the Rain, Rumour Has It and Turning Tables. Read more on Last.fm.

  1. gives it a: 1/5

    This music is not for me. It resonates in no way whatsoever. Bland, homogenous, dull and boring is how I’d describe it.

    When it comes to white, female, British soul singers, no one can top Dusty Springfield, not even Adele.

  2. gives it a: 4/5

    (No review.)

  3. said:

    A true “soul” album in every sense of the world. Adele wrote this album while going through a painful breakup, and each song is an anthem of resilience. (You don’t want to even know my play count on songs like “Rolling in the Deep”, “Turning Tables” and “Someone Like You” when I was going through my own breakup.) It’s a gorgeous, raw, honest respite from a popular music world in which everything feels so forced.

  4. gives it a: 5/5

    This is by far the best album of 2011 and maybe a top 100 album of all time. Definitely a must have in the rotation.

  5. gives it a: 3/5

    It happened with Norah Jones. It happened with Mindy Smith. It happens. Chicks with original, outstanding voices change the game up for ten minutes. Then, their 2nd or 3rd record hits a creative wall and they wind up playing the Flamingo in Vegas come ten years on. I have hopes for Adele. Her first record, though, was much better than this one. To me, that means we’re bordering on the whole slow burn and demise of beauty. We’ll see. Jury’s out.

  6. gives it a: 5/5

    Definitely one of the best albums of the decade so far. Every song is a true gem, and Adele makes it unique and her own.

  7. gives it a: 4/5

    This is a great album. Her voice is natural and amazing.

  8. gives it a: 5/5

    Fácilmente el album pop del año

  9. gives it a: 4/5

    This album is the best of its kind that will be released in 2011 … it’s one of the increasingly rare intersections in the Venn diagram between “talent” and “popularity” (I would argue the last transcendent success of its kind was Maroon 5’s “Songs About Jane”). Everything about Adele’s blue-eyed soul comes together here, and her voice (and the emotional weight it carries) is undeniable. This album is special because it touches that weird, wounded nirvana we access only in our darkest days, and results like this indicate the beauty of which we are truly capable. Also, homegirl turned a breakup into some of the catchiest soul since Etta. G’on, girl!

  10. gives it a: 5/5

    In the top 10 albums of the year for me. Easily.

  11. gives it a: 5/5

    One of the only albums that I can listen to straight through without skipping a single song. Each one is my “favorite” throughout the day. And the best part is that “Rolling In The Deep” isn’t even the best song on the album. You’ll never regret listening to Adele.