Last year’s album of the year went to Adele. But yet we are still playing and listening to that same CD months later. Why is that?
It’s because her album “21” is classic, timeless and most of all something original. OK, yes her soulful voice can be likened to Etta James or Billie holiday but for a girl of this time her voice is most definitely rare. You can listen to each and every song and relate to it. You can listen to each lyric and feel as if you said it. That’s what makes her album the best of the year, and most likely the best for many years to come.
Adele is someone that we all can relate to. She was the best artist of 2011 because she poured her heart into her album after breaking up with her former boyfriend. I guess she can thank him for her six Grammy Awards, Album of the Year along with a whole host of other awards.
Adele is just as popular in the UK as she is in the USA. She is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK. She has evened earned countless mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records.
But the main thing that made her the best album of 2011 is that whether you were cleaning the house or driving in your car you could listen to her album. If you needed a good cry or just wanted to relax you could listen to her album. If you love soulful music you can listen to her album. Even if you only like one or two songs off of her album, you can listen to those few songs over and over. How many artists have that ability? Her music is mesmerizing.
Many liken her music to past artist, but no one of our time has captivated as many as she has with her voice. Her mellow smooth voice she appeals to the old and the young. Even if you like hard core rap or country music when you hear her songs you can help but to sing along. Or you will catch yourself humming one of her songs hours after you first heard it.
In the entertainment business nowadays sex sells. One thing about Adele is that she doesn’t worry about what others think or have to say about her. Yes she may be a thicker woman, but so what, so are most of us. She doesn’t have to come out onto stage with hot pink hair riding on a vibrating bed to sell her albums. Her music sells her albums. Most of the female artists today seem to have little or no talent, unless being sexy is a talent. Adele is real, and has remained the same throughout her career.
Even though you can relate to most of her music, she doesn’t fit into one category. And because of this it is probably why her album “21,” has exploded out of the gates like it has. So many will listen to her and so many will continue to buy her music. Whether it is a ringtone, or a mp3 or the whole album. Her music is timeless and that’s what made it the best last year and why we continue to listen to it this year. I am sure whenever her next album comes out that will be one of if not the best album of 2012.