Adele 21 is my personal album. Although if I was stranded on a deserted island, this album probably would not be what I want to hear it is too sad. I picked this album because she is speaking for me. Every artist becomes great when they sing everything you just felt but could not say. I connect more to this album for the fact she is 21 just like me and was going through a major break-up.
The entire album is dedicated to Adele’s ex-boyfriend. I heard her hit “Rolling in the Deep” right after I broken up with my boyfriend of the last five years. What I heard in this song was me “You had my heart inside your hands, and you played it”; I felt it was his choice to hurt me. She had really taken the words right from my heart.
Adele’s soulful voice is something this industry was missing. Adele has the voice of a big black woman from the sixties, which explains her style of her album 21. It is interesting when I found out who her inspirations were as a singer, Jill Scott and Etta James. Both of those artists had a unique style of singing. Jill Scott more a poet singer while Etta James had that soul strong voice that seems to only been existing during that time.
Pouring out your soul to strangers does make an artist more relatable since we are all strangers knowing their deepest feelings. I had obviously known her album was about her ex-boyfriend. The reason they had broken up from the lyrics I figured it was a cheating situation. I was half correct, their relationship ended because he was bisexual. Now it became a competition between men and women. There is no way a woman is competing with a man; we can never become a man no matter what we do.
21 by Adele will receive a rating of 5 out of 5 (1 through 5, 1 is low 5 is high). I enjoy this album and feel the experience every time I play it. Listening to all 11 songs I have no need to skip any. The theme is love and heart break a cliché most would say but I personally feel it’s the realest feeling there is.