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Old 09-20-2012, 04:42   #1
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Is It Wrong To Love Adele?

I admit. I love Adele.

In the past, I would not even pay attention to her songs on the radio, but, dammit, when I began to lately, I can see why people think she's awesome.

She may have one of the best voices that I have ever heard.

I wouldn't have guessed that I would like a pop singer.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:59   #2
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She is a great singer and songwriter. So no, it is fine to love her.

Just a singer and her piano player. No glitz, no backup singers, no half naked dancers.

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:10   #3
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Her voice is great, great music, but all her songs are about me!!! I can't listen too them...LOL Had an experience where someone dedicated a lot of her songs to me... Not good..
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:30   #4
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Count me in. I really like her voice. Reminds me of some of the old jazz greats.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:33   #5
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Don't worry, you are allowed to like any music you want to!

Those that knock others preferences are all morons

I agree though, she is great! Therefore I am not a moron...
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:37   #6
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I wouldn't call Adele a pop singer. Britney and Nicky BJ ... oops Menaj are pop. Adele is actually talented

I love British singers like Adele and the late and great Amy Winehouse. They aren't as obsessed with ratings and commercialized as American artists.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:40   #7
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I don't like her. Her stuff is way overplayed and you can only hear a song about a girl being dumped so many times before it gets old a-la Taylor Swift.

Plus it's all BS IMO. When Adele was making all that music and stuff, she was apparently also getting pregnant. So sorry for you Adele that you have all this heartbreak in your life, but I see it didn't hurt you enough to stop you from having another man's kid.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:50   #8
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Very strong voice, so far I like everything I hear from her..
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I don't like her. Her stuff is way overplayed and you can only hear a song about a girl being dumped so many times before it gets old a-la Taylor Swift.

Plus it's all BS IMO. When Adele was making all that music and stuff, she was apparently also getting pregnant. So sorry for you Adele that you have all this heartbreak in your life, but I see it didn't hurt you enough to stop you from having another man's kid.
Wow. Judgmental much?
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:02   #10
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Wow. Judgmental much?
I'm allowed to have an opinion. I actually think she has a powerful voice, and she can sing well at times. I am however tired of the ad nauseum playing of I'LL SET FIIRREEE TO THE RAIN, or RUMOR HAS IT RUMOR HAS IT. Everywhere you go, it's all you hear. Also, as I said before, I think it's all BS given her real-life circumstances.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:02   #11
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For my tastes', Adele seems way too melancholy and about living in the past, or trying to go through life always looking back. You can do that if you want, but it may not work out so well. Just my opinion, ymmv



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Old 09-20-2012, 06:04   #12
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I am on board... Her voice is awesome/powerful and she has a cool "old soul" feel to her style.


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Old 09-20-2012, 06:13   #13
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I wouldn't play it at the station. Maybe you can and tell me how it goes?

But seriously, I don't like her. Way too whiny and depressing for me.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:16   #14
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I'm allowed to have an opinion. I actually think she has a powerful voice, and she can sing well at times. I am however tired of the ad nauseum playing of I'LL SET FIIRREEE TO THE RAIN, or RUMOR HAS IT RUMOR HAS IT. Everywhere you go, it's all you hear. Also, as I said before, I think it's all BS given her real-life circumstances.
That's like saying Jamie Foxx is a bad actor because he played a mentally ill musical prodigy, but he's wealthy in real life so it's all BS. Just because someone says something in a song, or in a movie, doesn't mean it reflects their personal life in any meaningful way. Yes, her music is in heavy rotation. Listen to a different station?
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:22   #15
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:23   #16
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That's like saying Jamie Foxx is a bad actor because he played a mentally ill musical prodigy, but he's wealthy in real life so it's all BS. Just because someone says something in a song, or in a movie, doesn't mean it reflects their personal life in any meaningful way. Yes, her music is in heavy rotation. Listen to a different station?
I can't change the music at Chipotle, or the doctor's office, or walmart, or chik fil a, or publix, or any other restaurant for that matter.

Secondly, usually you are right about someone's work not reflecting who they are. Actors/Rappers are not held to reflect their characters/lyrics in real life. However, I think it's different in this case. She got famous because she was the Chubby English girl that got dumped. All her music is associated with that, it's why she won all those awards, and it's her entire persona. But, it's all BS. That's all I have to say on this issue.
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Not wrong to love her at all. while I don't love her music, I think she is extremely talented. And Brittney Spears and that plastic looking thing Nikki Menaj do not belong in the same sentence IMHO. I admit that is judgmental, and I try not to be and I find myself an extremely tolerant and accepting person, but I just I can't accept Nikki Menaj as an artist. I respect her as someone who made and continues to make money in an industry where that is extremely difficult though.


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Old 09-20-2012, 06:32   #18
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I love her too

But not only has she been dumped, she is stalking the guy that dumped her. Stalking is just freaky to be singing about.

Other than that, her almost haunting-like voice is beautiful and I love the way she controls the feel of the song.

Her ex should have booted her long before and put a restraining order on that wacked out woman, though!!

If every other sentence here contradicts the other, there is a reason for that love/hate for Adele. She is great, but weird, all at the same time.

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:44   #19
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I have heard the name, but wasn't sure who she was. I didn't know that Rumor Has It was her. That's kind of a cool song.

But then again I get all my new music from car and beer commercials.



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Old 09-20-2012, 06:50   #20
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She has a great voice and style, but I'm tired of most of her songs. They are overplayed. I hope for something new, soon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:47   #21
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I like her stuff but this if funny!

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Old 09-20-2012, 09:13   #22
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She certainly has an excellent voice.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:38   #23
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She is a great singer and songwriter. So no, it is fine to love her.

Just a singer and her piano player. No glitz, no backup singers, no half naked dancers.

Adele performing Someone Like You | BRIT Awards 2011 - YouTube
I love her voice, but I prefer the studio to live. And with all that make-up, she looks like a grow'd up Honey Boo-Boo Child. LOL

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I'm allowed to have an opinion. I actually think she has a powerful voice, and she can sing well at times. I am however tired of the ad nauseum playing of I'LL SET FIIRREEE TO THE RAIN, or RUMOR HAS IT RUMOR HAS IT. Everywhere you go, it's all you hear. Also, as I said before, I think it's all BS given her real-life circumstances.
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I have heard the name, but wasn't sure who she was. I didn't know that Rumor Has It was her. That's kind of a cool song.

But then again I get all my new music from car and beer commercials.

Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes - Love Letter (official music video) - YouTube


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Old 09-20-2012, 09:42   #24
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Shes got a great voice, i just wish shed make a happy song or two, hers are usually depressing.
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I admit. I love Adele.

In the past, I would not even pay attention to her songs on the radio, but, dammit, when I began to lately, I can see why people think she's awesome.

She may have one of the best voices that I have ever heard.

I wouldn't have guessed that I would like a pop singer.
Only if you're married.

Her music? That's fine - I'm a fan of some of her stuff myself.
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