Hey HP! Remember our guest blogger, Nina C? Well she stopped by for a visit and gave me her thought’s on British sensation, Adele and her new album 21. The album has been No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for two consecutive frames and with the new charts being released today, we will see if Adele can hold on to that No. 1 spot. Here is Nina’s praise for 21:
With lame pop singers like Ke$ha and Britney Spears crowding the air waves, Adele’s 21 is a lyrically beautiful breath of fresh air. Most people are familiar with the smash hit “Rolling in the Deep,” which is an excellent song. However, it only begins to scratch the surface for this wonderful album. The best song on the album, in my opinion, is “Do You Remember?” The song is so well written and sung from the bottom of Adele’s heart. It is a song that will tug at your heart strings like never before.
“Set Fire to the Rain” (which I have a strong feeling will be her next single) is an up-beat song. The lyrics are powerful and once again Adele’s vocals make it even more powerful. “Rumor Has It” has devilish lyrics and a heavy base line that make the song one of the most upbeat songs on the c.d. The song is fun and it is a really good follow up behind “Rolling in the Deep.” “He Won’t Go” is a laid back love song that is reminiscent of an old fashion R&B song which gives it a different level of likability. “Take it All” is a classic song that you might hear someone like Amy Winehouse sing but she could never sing it like this. The songs “One and Only” and “I’ll be Waiting” are good songs but they’re still growing on me. “Lovesong” has amazing lyrics with beautiful vocals and floating music that make it one of the most unique love songs out there. The album respectively closes out with the pure and honest “Someone Like You.” It is a beautiful, as well as, painful ballad that leaves a long lasting impression well after you’re done with the album.
This album deserves nothing less than an A++ and is one of my favorite albums of the year.
One note from me: “Lovesong” is not an Adele original. Brit alternative rock band, The Cure first released the song in 1989 after obtaining it from songwriter Robert Smith. Smith wrote the song for his fiancée, Mary, as a wedding present. The song has been covered way to many times by too many bands to name here but you may have heard it sung by 311 who have had the most popularity with the song bringing it No. 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Either way, Adele does another great cover of the song!
Thanks to Nina C for stopping by HitPredictor. You are welcome any time :) Y’all should also check out Nina’s blog for more of her thoughts.