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Adele's "21" CD album includes 48 minutes of compelling music in 11 tracks. Audiences all over the world have been amazed by this young British artist's talent for songwriting...Read more
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WOW! Let em have it Adele! GREAT new cd!!
LOVE her. Super CD. Every song is heartfelt - in words I feel, but can't seem to put together. From start to finish, it shows Adele in alpha mode, ready to outshout any big...Read more
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Leave it to the UK for an album worth buying!
Leave it to the UK to crank out good albums. A first gem in quite awhile. WTG ADELE! While it's true there isnt much out there I would break my legs to buy a song, let alone a...Read more

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Album Features
UPC:886974469926
Artist:Adele
Format:CD
Release Year:2011
Record Label:Columbia (USA)
Genre:R&B, Soul

Track Listing
1. Rolling in the Deep
2. Rumour Has It
3. Turning Tables
4. Don't You Remember?
5. Set Fire to the Rain
6. He Won't Go
7. Take It All
8. I'll Be Waiting
9. One and Only
10. Lovesong
11. Someone Like You

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Playing Time:48 min.
Distributor:Sony BMG
Recording Type:Studio
SPAR Code:n/a

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Adele's "21" CD album includes 48 minutes of compelling music in 11 tracks. Audiences all over the world have been amazed by this young British artist's talent for songwriting and singing. Several singles included in this CD album, which is Adele's second studio album, reached the top positions of the charts. Songs like "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You," and "Rumour Has It" are distinct from one another, and Adele's vocal performance and the emotional lyrics are captivating. Dramatic, powerful, and inspiring are some of the adjectives that reviewers have used to describe "21," an album that combines pop, soul, and R&B. Listening to this studio album, one would not guess Adele was only 21 years old when she recorded these songs. The theme of this album is heartbreak; it was inspired by a failed relationship that prompted the artist to write lyrics that explore different emotions that range from the anger of "Rolling in the Deep" to the nostalgia of "Someone Like You." These lyrics are complemented in the studio by Adele’s vocal prowess and heartfelt interpretation.

Personnel: Adele (vocals).Recording information: AirStudios, London, England; Angel Studios, London, England; Eastcote Studios, London, England; Harmony Studios, West Hollywood, CA; metropolis Studios, London, England; Myaudiotonic Studios, London, England; Patriot Studios, Denver, CO; Serenity Sound, Hollywood, CA; Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA; Sphere Studios, London, England; Wendyhouse Productions, London, England.Editor: Dana Nielsen.Photographer: Lauren Dukoff.Adele's 2009 debut album, 19, was a Grammy-winning smash hit that revealed the British singer/songwriter's knack for bittersweet soul and folk-infused love songs that brought to mind an infectious mix of Dusty Springfield and Terry Callier. The album earned her a ton of fans, and interest was high for the inevitable follow-up. In many ways, her sophomore album, the similarly age-appropriate-titled 21, is a continuation of the sounds and themes Adele was working with on 19. She is still the bluesy pop diva with a singer/songwriter's soul and seemingly bottomless capacity for heartbreak. The best thing the album does is to showcase Adele's titanic vocal ability, which -- more than a few times on 21 -- is simply spine-tingling. Last time around we got the gauzy, Callier-esque folk-soul ballad "Daydreamer" to slowly draw us into the album; here, Adele immediately injects us with the propulsive gospel fever-blues anthem "Rolling in the Deep." While the track certainly owes a heavy debt to the punk-blues of Beth Ditto and the Gossip, it is also ridiculously sexy and one of the best singles of any decade. Elsewhere, we get tracks like the blues-inflected Ryan Tedder co-write "Rumour Has It" and the old-school-style soul cut "He Won't Go," which are terrifically catchy, booty-shaking numbers and exactly the kind of songs you want and expect from Adele. Similarly enthralling is the centerpiece of the album, the mega-ballad showstopper "Take It All." Co-written by her "Chasing Pavements" partner Francis White, the song begins with Adele proclaiming "Didn't I give it all?" Delivered starkly at first with Adele set against simple piano accompaniment and later backed by a gospel choir, it's an instant-classic sort of song in the tradition of "The Rose," "And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going," and "All by Myself" that could stand over the years as a career landmark for the singer and a cathartic moment for fans who identify with their idol's Pyrrhic lovelorn persona. Ultimately, Adele does give us her all on 21, and for now that is enough. ~ Matt Collar

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WOW! Let em have it Adele! GREAT new cd!!

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Created: 16/09/11
LOVE her. Super CD. Every song is heartfelt - in words I feel, but can't seem to put together. From start to finish, it shows Adele in alpha mode, ready to outshout any big-mouth singer of the last two decades, from Celine to Christina to (sigh) Whitney.

Since her last cd, 19, Adele has toughened her tone, trimmed the jazz frippery and sounds ready for a pub fight.

My personal favorites are, "One and Only," "Rolling in the Deep," and "Set Fire to the Rain." Check em out!
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Leave it to the UK for an album worth buying!

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Created: 15/06/11
Leave it to the UK to crank out good albums. A first gem in quite awhile. WTG ADELE! While it's true there isnt much out there I would break my legs to buy a song, let alone a whole album. This lady has talent. A first in a long time. I just bought my copy, but previewed most of the songs long before. I can say they are great. Coming from the progressive rock area, I would consider my self pretty picky, and I find this album worth every penny if you enjoy a little soul with pop, with a country swing. I guess thats why Adele's new album surpassed lady boy Gaga's so called chart topping new album here in the USA. I think this girls going to go far, If you see this Adele, I admire your style keep up the good work.
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Amazing voice, very low price considering how popular this album is.

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Created: 05/06/12
Her voice doesn't sound as raw on this disc as she did at the Grammys. I hope she quits smoking for her health and voice. There aren't many voices like this. The lyrics are those you would normally expect from someone a lot older, but these songs are about a real failed relationship.

This is the first cd I've bought in so long I can't even remember how long. The production quality is as good as it gets. This is real music by someone who can actually sing. No sampling, cheap synthesizers or loops. Track 11 - Someone Like You - is just her voice and a piano.

After Whitney Houston (same age as me) dying the night before the Grammy's, I started paying attention to Adele's lyrics. This cd is prophetic. God loved America, but America rejected God's love. The one who dies with the most toys doesn't win. The one who wins is the one faithful to relationships.
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Excellent!

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Created: 10/11/11
EXCELLENT!!! Blue eye soul at its best. The disc opens with the smokin' "Rolling In The Deep". The second song however "Rumour Has It" , and the next , "Turnning Tables", are just fair, but don't give up. Keep lisitening. There are GREAT songs to follow.Soul ballads such as, "Don't You remember", "Take It All", "One And Only". The up tempo "I'll Be Waiting" is reminessent of 70's style music of this kind. It ends with the balladof all ballads "Someone Like You". This one sone is worth the entire disc price. This disc is not like her first disc "19". If you liked her first disc, this is even better. If you did not, give this a chance, it will change your mind about Adele. Again, EXCELLENT!
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This is a CD full of great songs.

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Created: 03/10/11
This is a CD full of great songs. I bought it for "Rolling in the Deep" and "I Set Fire to the Rain", but there are so many other songs that I love as well like "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You". Adele is a thought provoking poet as well as a soulful singer.
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