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Amph Hands up if you love ADELE.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Everton, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    I think part of her charm is the gulf between her persona whilst singing and her general demeanour.
     
  2. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I like her voice, it has a nice colour, but there's something in her singing technique that doesn't fit with me. A bit too "wide", too forced - can't really put my finger on it.
     
  3. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    voices don't have color silly
     
  4. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yes they do, you just can't hear them. [face_talk_hand]
     
  5. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Like Cold Shoulder, Chasing Pavements, Right As Rain, Tired, Melt My Heart To Stone, First Love, etc? :p Hometown Glory is a nice exception, Daydreamer maybe too, but at the end of the day she's filled two albums with songs about failed, failing and doomed to fail relationships. I have nothing against theme albums, but at the end of the day The Family Jewels by Marina and the Diamonds was significantly less depressing to listen to in one go, and it's about mental illness.


    I strongly agree with that. She has in my mind one of the greatest voices of anyone in music, past or present, but she seems to me to have a very narrow thematic focus. 19 was tightly focused, 21 had a laser-like focus. As a result, I've only been able to listen to 19 and 21 as a whole a few times each; most of the times I've listened to her has been as part of a giant "British female vocalists" playlist that I have.

    Set Fire to the Rain is the only track on 21 that I think matches up to Rolling in the Deep. Although, there's a BBC Live Lounge version of [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YYoU9mf2WY]Someone Like You[/link] that's absolutely incredible, probably my favorite thing that she's done. (Yes, I realize it's on the album too - I think that the album version doesn't match up to the live version)



    Listening to one of Adele's songs puts a smile on my face. Listening to an entire album in one go makes me want to sit on a couch with a box of Kleenex and a bag of Oreo cookies.
     
  6. jacktherack

    jacktherack Jedi Master star 4

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    i've never heard of her... i don't like the mainstream crap that gets played on the radio. i listen to older stuff. music is one of the only things that hasn't improved in the last 25-30 years.
     
  7. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    her voice is blue with lime green polka dots most of the time.
     
  8. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Master star 5

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    If Adele is a colour, surely that colour is beige?
     
  9. nostalgia

    nostalgia Jedi Youngling star 2

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    They do if you have synesthesia!
     
  10. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No. Her color voice is the color of whiskey and cigarette ashes.
     
  11. nostalgia

    nostalgia Jedi Youngling star 2

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    [image=http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/set-fire-to-the-rain-visualized.jpg]
     
  12. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If you only listen to older stuff, how do you know? You said it yourself: most of the mainstream crap that gets played on the radio is just that - mainstream crap. You need to find other ways to seek out great music, and I can assure you that there is an abundance of it (speaking as someone who loves older music too). That said, it's a bit unfair to lump Adele into the "mainstream crap" category if you've never heard her music. I do think her songs are ridiculously overplayed and nothing remotely earth-shattering, but she has talent nonetheless.

    I firmly believe that the past 15 years have been much stronger musically than the 15 years that preceded them. (Whether they match the greatness of the 15 years before THAT is highly debatable).
     
  13. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfzpYcwiUrA&feature=youtu.be]Enjoy, E[/link]
     
  14. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So edgy.
     
  15. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dingo made an Adele fan of my mom while we were in Vegas.

    True story.
     
  16. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Did he eat her baby?

    Sorry, that's the price he pays for choosing that user name.
     
  17. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Innuendo overload!
     
  18. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Answer the question. :p
     
  19. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, but dp4m ate his pickle.

    :p
     
  20. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    That's... not a sexy image.
     
  21. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5703/201107091710131.jpg]
     
  22. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Brilliant. Thanks, yankee. :)
     
  23. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    So...will this alleged Adele sextape be catalogued in the fat fetish section?
     
  24. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've never heard her talk before. OMG.
     
  25. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    What exactly is that face_tongue meant to imply, harps?