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Old 11-05-2015, 03:50 AM   #46
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Im so disappointed by the fact that nobody counted 1,2,3, and 14
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:08 AM   #47
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You got my heart inside your hands and you played it...you played it...you played it to the beat.

(I have no idea if those are the right words, I literally haven't heard that song in like three years)
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:46 AM   #48
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I had always thought it was "heart and soul in your hand" as the notes she's hitting make it hard to decipher, but it is "heart inside of your hand"...I've also never been able to figure out what the hell the background singers are saying as it's being sung at a mile a minute.

My theory is still that Rolling In The Deep is a euphemism for having sex with a fattie. The guy did her and left her because she was fat and she feels "played to the beat"...

Of course, in all seriousness, the lyrics speak volumes to middle-aged women that have all dealt with some awful guy in their lifetime, hence why they love this song so damn much. I mean, who can't relate by that age?
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:25 AM   #49
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Adele has been featured in a nice piece in Rolling Stone. Any fans of hers might wanna check it out.


Interesting theory about Rolling in the Deep, BigMac. Stick to prognosticating Survivor.
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On my first listen of 25. Unsurprisingly, there are MANY overwrought ballads on here, the worst of which has to be When We Were Young. It's so over the top and treacly. I think it can be a hit because anything here could, but I would change the station every single time. Remedy will be the All of Me of 2016, though I'm not sure how many of us want another All of Me.

Credit where it's due: Send My Love (To Your New Lover) is sprightly and fun, the closest Adele has come to making a dance-pop song so far. It's a little awkward, but at least she's trying something different there. Water Under the Bridge sounds a bit like something from the last M83 album until it hits you over the head with a sledgehammer chorus that's straight Bastille.

She's got such a wonderful voice, but the production here is honestly pretty shitty and too often buries her under layers of sonic slush. When she's brought up to the forefront it brings to mind her debut album and that's pretty cool, but it's disappointing how little she's developed as an artist since then. Why is she still writing about the same topics after getting married and conquering the world? I just don't buy it anymore, but millions will.
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The album comes out tomorrow. How were you able to listen to it?
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It leaked.

Plus, it's already tomorrow in other parts of the world.
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It leaked.

Plus, it's already tomorrow in other parts of the world.
Ah, well it's not Friday yet where LM is from.

Since I am a fan of hers, I'm going to pay for her music and buy it Friday at Target. Their store is offering the deluxe edition of the album.
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I think it's a great album, but I agree that the production is a little more on the shitty side when comparing this album with the past two. Early favorites:

Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
Water Under the Bridge
River Lea
All I Ask
Sweetest Devotion
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Saw some advertisement for the album...it zooms in on Adele's face while one of her undistinguishable ballads plays in the background. Bleh.

I actually have another Adele theory concerning "identity politics" of sort and why her album was so popular. In fact, "21" is the most popular album of all time when you adjust for the album sales of a given era (and was given that distinction recently by Billboard). It's sold like 25 million copies when the annual top album tends to sell 4 million copies nowadays. Which leads me to believe that Adele being overweight has led to a large part of her success. Not that she didn't deliver great tunes that were big hits and all, but "21" hardly has a stack of hits like Thriller or Rumours or Born In The USA or whathaveyou. It was really two awesome songs and a few other hits that rode the coattails of her success. Her being overweight likely led a lot of overweight women to identify with her and purchase the album. Another case in point? Susan Boyle. That woman is considered aesthetically grotesque, yet her album as well sold far beyond what the top annual seller usually does and that's in spite of having basically zero hits.

People can purchase music for whatever reason they choose and I don't come at this in a way that's meant to be mean or anything (the opposite of my "Rolling In The Deep" nonsense in a post above), but it's clearly more than just the music when an album sells about six times what you would expect of the biggest album in a given year. Now it begs the question of whether Adele training and changing her diet is suddenly going to hurt her commercially.

As for the "production" side of things...of course an album like this is going to be way too slick but I'm sure it's also in that ear bleeding Loudness War territory where everything is amplified to the hilt in order to make this songs scream out "buy me damn it!" when they're played on the radio. That's the major labels for you.
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Some nice songs but quite a bland album. Too much of the same thing. Nothing special overall.

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Adele - 25

I Miss You is a good tune. Reminds me of Aaliyah. Can we get Busta Rhymes on the remix?


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Saw some advertisement for the album...it zooms in on Adele's face while one of her undistinguishable ballads plays in the background. Bleh.

I actually have another Adele theory concerning "identity politics" of sort and why her album was so popular. In fact, "21" is the most popular album of all time when you adjust for the album sales of a given era (and was given that distinction recently by Billboard). It's sold like 25 million copies when the annual top album tends to sell 4 million copies nowadays. Which leads me to believe that Adele being overweight has led to a large part of her success. Not that she didn't deliver great tunes that were big hits and all, but "21" hardly has a stack of hits like Thriller or Rumours or Born In The USA or whathaveyou. It was really two awesome songs and a few other hits that rode the coattails of her success. Her being overweight likely led a lot of overweight women to identify with her and purchase the album. Another case in point? Susan Boyle. That woman is considered aesthetically grotesque, yet her album as well sold far beyond what the top annual seller usually does and that's in spite of having basically zero hits.

People can purchase music for whatever reason they choose and I don't come at this in a way that's meant to be mean or anything (the opposite of my "Rolling In The Deep" nonsense in a post above), but it's clearly more than just the music when an album sells about six times what you would expect of the biggest album in a given year. Now it begs the question of whether Adele training and changing her diet is suddenly going to hurt her commercially.

You've written a lot of shit over the years but this takes the cake.


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Saw some advertisement for the album...it zooms in on Adele's face while one of her undistinguishable ballads plays in the background. Bleh.

I actually have another Adele theory concerning "identity politics" of sort and why her album was so popular. In fact, "21" is the most popular album of all time when you adjust for the album sales of a given era (and was given that distinction recently by Billboard). It's sold like 25 million copies when the annual top album tends to sell 4 million copies nowadays. Which leads me to believe that Adele being overweight has led to a large part of her success. Not that she didn't deliver great tunes that were big hits and all, but "21" hardly has a stack of hits like Thriller or Rumours or Born In The USA or whathaveyou. It was really two awesome songs and a few other hits that rode the coattails of her success. Her being overweight likely led a lot of overweight women to identify with her and purchase the album. Another case in point? Susan Boyle. That woman is considered aesthetically grotesque, yet her album as well sold far beyond what the top annual seller usually does and that's in spite of having basically zero hits.

People can purchase music for whatever reason they choose and I don't come at this in a way that's meant to be mean or anything (the opposite of my "Rolling In The Deep" nonsense in a post above), but it's clearly more than just the music when an album sells about six times what you would expect of the biggest album in a given year. Now it begs the question of whether Adele training and changing her diet is suddenly going to hurt her commercially.

As for the "production" side of things...of course an album like this is going to be way too slick but I'm sure it's also in that ear bleeding Loudness War territory where everything is amplified to the hilt in order to make this songs scream out "buy me damn it!" when they're played on the radio. That's the major labels for you.

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You've written a lot of shit over the years but this takes the cake.
Don't say "cake"! After all of those "overweight" women buy Adele's new album, they'll trample you for some cake.
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