Review of Adele’s Album 21.
Adele’s album 21 is written by Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) and produced by Red Hot Chilli Peppers collaborator Rick Rubin & Florence and the Machine producer Paul Epworth.
Tottenham born, Brixton raised Adele has truly left us wanting more...
There are 11 tracks on this album, starting with the lead single-Rolling In The Deep. Adele describes this track as “dark bluesy gospel disco tune” and I would have to agree.
Other songs include: Rumour has it, Turning Tables, Don’t You Remember, Set Fire To The Rain, He Won’t Go, Take It All, I’ll Be Waiting, One and Only, Love Song and Someone Like You.
The album is steeped in southern blues, country and soul. The emotional and musical balance of these styles enables Adele to truly spread her vocal wings. Her voice is a mixture of warmth, power and vulnerability all rolled into one to create this beautiful album. Her voice goes right to your heart.
Adele seemingly draws on her personal experiences with her break up from musician Slinky Sunbeam, proving to be a prominent theme and an obvious influence through the album.
All of the tracks on this album have their own personal story. My favourite track has to be Someone Like You. In my opinion Adele has saved the best until last with this heartfelt and enchanting piano ballad. The story behind the song tells us of coming to terms with a failed relationship. Something most of us can relate to.
This really is a beautiful and meaningful album that has been written and produced to the highest quality.
Well done Adele.
(c) Kay Dixon 2012