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Adele's '21' Album Breaks Record, Passes Houston's 'Bodyguard' Soundtrack: Terrific or Tragic?

The Big Question 2012/02/23 01:57:32
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  • Just Jenn for Now 2012/02/23 04:56:07
    Tragic
    Just Jenn for Now
    +7
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    I've said it once, I'll say it again... Just one word: OVERRATED.

    Is it tragic? No, but it sure as HECK isn't terrific. It's a whiny album about nothing but heartbreak. Geez, A Dell, would it kill you to show some HAPPY?!

    And I don't mean by flying your pet birds either!

    adele derp gif

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  • Juanb 2012/02/23 11:43:28
    Tragic
    Juanb
    +1
    its a shame because people should be listening to Metal
  • Just Je... Juanb 2012/02/23 19:00:27
    Just Jenn for Now
    I can agree with that!
  • strawberry 2012/02/23 10:58:05
    Terrific
    strawberry
    Adele's '21' Album deserve top honors. Whitney Houston was a very charismatic singer, very soulful. That style of singing, screaming out, breaking up or quivering vocal chords to reach high notes is becoming too common place .Dolly Parton sang "I Will Always Love You" beautifully natural. If you can't hold the high notes don't improvise. Too many songs are sounding like Baptist Gospel.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/02/23 10:14:16
    Terrific
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +4
    In a world of auto-tuned barbie dolls, Adele earned it with pure talent.
  • DanC 2012/02/23 10:03:05
    Terrific
    DanC
    What could be so tragic?
  • The River Rat 2012/02/23 09:38:24
    Tragic
    The River Rat
    +3
    Who really cares? Her music still sucks to me.
  • ed 2012/02/23 09:30:57
    Terrific
    ed
    records are made to be broken and Adele's will be broken as well.
  • Persephone 2012/02/23 09:18:58
    Terrific
    Persephone
    Arghhh. I meant to choose tragic! I simply don't get all the hype around her. She's not that good and is extremele overrated and overplayed.
  • Sexuallobster 2012/02/23 08:47:38
    Terrific
    Sexuallobster
    +1
    It's a good album, with good music.

    Sure the subject matter is th same, but it isn't told in the exact same way like Taylor Swift or Bieber.

    She's a very talented singer, while she is no Whitney Houston, I believe she writes better songs.

    I like her 'semi-bluesy-ness' element in her music that you just plain out do not hear on the radio anymore.
  • Lucid 2012/02/23 07:54:50
    Terrific
    Lucid
    1992 world population 5.441 billion
    2012 world population 7 billion

    so it just stands to reason that eventually all the best selling records will be broken as we grow in population!
  • Lyndzee 2012/02/23 07:46:32
    Tragic
    Lyndzee
    +2
    OMG cant everyone just STFU about adele?! i mean jesus christ -.-
  • pies_Guy 2012/02/23 07:23:41
  • Ian 2012/02/23 07:21:07
    Terrific
    Ian
    +2
    Sad fact is that Whitney Houston was not the same force she was before, in my opinion i think Adel has a stronger voice than Whitney.
  • strawberry Ian 2012/02/23 11:08:04
    strawberry
    Many singers scream out song lyrics instead of singing in the right key. Whitney Houston did this, a habit of many singers who started singing church Gospel. These singers break and quiver their vocal chords while singing which often changes notes. They are masquerading notes they can't hit.
  • Ian strawberry 2012/02/23 19:31:00
    Ian
    Yes bob on
  • sally 2012/02/23 07:00:34
    Terrific
    sally
    +1
    Whitney Houston may have had one of the greatest voices of our time but now it's Adele's time to shine.
  • garyt212 2012/02/23 06:29:34
    Terrific
    garyt212
    +2
    She is a great singer, great album....what in hell could possibly be tragic about that?
  • Jessica 2012/02/23 05:52:09 (edited)
    Tragic
    Jessica
    +2
    Okay.. Adele is okay and everything. but she does NOT compare to Whitney Huston. Whitney ROCKS! P.S. I loved her before she died. I still can't believe Adele did the finger 4 times! adele derp gif
  • Sexuall... Jessica 2012/02/23 08:45:05
    Sexuallobster
    +1
    She showed her middle finger? Dear god, the HUMANITY!
  • strawberry Jessica 2012/02/23 11:15:46
    strawberry
    Whitney Houston had a strong voice, but as many former Gospel singers she screamed out too much, and when not able to hold high notes for long she chopped the notes with her vocal chords. Too much improvision. "The Bodyguard" was only a two star movie. The person who deserved a big send off was Etta James. Etta James was a real legend. Why was Etta James not memorialized as Whitney Houston was.?
  • NatAlex23 2012/02/23 05:35:22
    Terrific
    NatAlex23
    +2
    Let's get one thing straight. NO ONE was talking about Whitney Houston over the past decade until she died. Then suddenly she's the greatest singer ever. People need to stop getting so wrapped up in the death of someone they don't know. It's actually unfair to the family who really does care.
  • iHatespam 2012/02/23 05:23:14
    Terrific
    iHatespam
    +2
    It's a great album!!
  • Silent Bob 2012/02/23 05:03:27
    Terrific
    Silent Bob
    Woopty Doo!
  • Just Jenn for Now 2012/02/23 04:56:07
    Tragic
    Just Jenn for Now
    +7
    major facepalm gif


    I've said it once, I'll say it again... Just one word: OVERRATED.

    Is it tragic? No, but it sure as HECK isn't terrific. It's a whiny album about nothing but heartbreak. Geez, A Dell, would it kill you to show some HAPPY?!

    And I don't mean by flying your pet birds either!

    adele derp gif
  • Koshka Just Je... 2012/02/23 05:32:49
    Koshka
    +1
    >Is it tragic? No, but it sure as HECK isn't terrific. It's a whiny album about nothing but heartbreak. Geez, A Dell, would it kill you to show some HAPPY?!

    Can't agree with you more! It's ok to sing about heartbreak, but that's the only thing she sings about.... real talented artist can express many different feelings and ideas!
  • Just Je... Koshka 2012/02/23 05:36:20
    Just Jenn for Now
    +4
    I know right?? I mean don't get me wrong, she is talented, but she didn't deserve to sweep the grammys like she did. There have been other singers just as good if not better than her who sang their hearts out about their own struggles, and they didn't even get a nomination.

    I can't tell you how sick I am already of seeing her pop up everywhere. At first I was supportive of her, but now I'm just tired of all the praise she gets nonstop. :\
  • Koshka Just Je... 2012/02/23 06:04:00
    Koshka
    +1
    Tell me about it. I was supportive at first too. I thought "Hey, finally a popular singer that doesn't focus so much on eccentric outfits. This is good!" But now, I really don't think she is talented enough to get this much praise.....
  • Jessica Just Je... 2012/02/23 06:14:33
    Jessica
    +2
    I'm still disgusted about her doing the finger 4 TIMES D:
  • Ian Jessica 2012/02/23 07:23:34
    Ian
    +1
    Well its better than going on drugs, and leaving a beautiful daughter without a mother.That digusting
  • Jessica Ian 2012/02/23 07:30:14
    Jessica
    +1
    It is still an obscene gesture. I didn't say it was worse than that though.
  • Ian Jessica 2012/02/23 19:33:44
    Ian
    Yes i know that,.I has a bad sleep.
  • Just Je... Jessica 2012/02/23 07:45:25
    Just Jenn for Now
    +1
    Agree completely. -.- I used to like her.... USED to.

    My interest in her strongly declined when it seemed like the media just couldn't SHUT UP about her. And when she swept the Grammys ON AN ALBUM ALL ABOUT HEARTBREAK, I was disappointed. Heavily. Can I cry into a microphone and make millions too? Is THAT all it takes?!

    And then this... yeah Adele, you've crashed and burned in my eyes. And I still with people would STFU about her. >__>
  • Scott ヶ... Just Je... 2012/02/23 08:20:30
    Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ
    +1
    It isn't about heartbreak, only one of the songs in the album is about being heartbroken, and that is the last one. The rest of the album is, while in relation to breaking up with her ex are not done is the same sort of way, they are defiantly more up-beat.

    To be fair, it's far better for a singer to write from personal experience and emotions, than random crap. No? I'm sure if she get engaged she will also do a album in relation to that, for example.

    Also you seem to make the claim "I liked her, before she got popular and now that she is famous i don't like her any more", that is awfully hipster like...
  • ~Kutie~ Scott ヶ... 2012/02/23 18:54:40
    ~Kutie~
    I agree. Not every one likes her music and her music doesn’t appeal to everyone, but that’s not the point; the point is that she's talented and anyone with ears can understand that.

    Oh and the fact that she throws up middle fingers is just another example of the fact that she's singing with true feelings. No i would never flip off an audience of people but she knows what some people are thinking when she does something like that and its her choice if she wants to do it anyway.
  • ButterbeerMe 2012/02/23 04:36:03 (edited)
    Terrific
    ButterbeerMe
    +5
    I don't fully understand how it could be tragic.. Did you just pick that word so you'd have alliteration?
  • the_old_coach 2012/02/23 04:33:58
    Terrific
    the_old_coach
    +4
    Why the hell would it be tragic? That's just dumb.
  • Koshka 2012/02/23 04:24:14 (edited)
    Tragic
    Koshka
    +4
    I won't call it tragic (as usual Sodahead has limited choices of answers) but it's not "terrific" either... I'm not a big fan of her music. Sounds plain and boring. The way she sings I feel like she is trying too hard impress people. It doesn't sound natural.

    I was surprised to hear that she was influenced by Jill Scott.... I'm a huge fan of Jill, I love her music.....but not Adele's... :P
  • ~Kutie~ 2012/02/23 04:05:48
    Terrific
    ~Kutie~
    +3
    It was going to be broken anyway so why not by the amazing Adele? at least it was broken by a talented singer and not one of those fake publicity artists. They are both amazing singers who deserve titles like this.
  • Arya 2012/02/23 03:56:45
    Terrific
    Arya
    +4
    Why would this be tragic?? Records are made to be broken.
  • Zervur 2012/02/23 02:24:32
    Terrific
    Zervur
    +3
    The record would have been broken either way.

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