Monday, February 21, 2011

When something really lives up to the hype

Because most often, things do not, am I right?

So I will keep this post short and sweet today. Partly because I am feeling incredible ill and stressed out today. But mostly because I can't do this topic justice with words. You just need to trust me.


I became slightly obsessed with her when I first heard her, around late 2007. I am not using that word for dramatic effect either -- obsessed. I am one who is literally awestruck when I come across people that are just so f*cking talented you feel like you can't speak. That when they open their mouth to sing, you want to cry. Their voice is just so **MUCH** it literally moves you. That is how I felt when I first heard her. Don't get me wrong, I love the Britneys and the Christinas and the Gagas and everything that is out there right now that is really produced and packaged as a whole "act." I am not saying those people aren't talented artists. But you listen to Adele and her voice is so amazing and her talent is just so undeniable you just feel something. And if you don't....well you may be dead inside. Do you also not saw "awww" when you see a picture of puppies or when you hear babies laugh? No? Ok then yes, you are dead inside.

I owned Adele's first CD "19" before it was hip or cool or talked about. Well before she won her (well, well deserved) Grammy awards. I'm glad many folks did eventually catch on to her...but I feel that it is my duty to inform you that if you haven't, WTF are you waiting for?

Today is a good day to discover Adele if you have not yet done so. Her new album "21" came out today and I literally bounced up and down last night when I got the itunes email that my preorder was available to download a good couple hours ahead of schedule. Gracias, manzana.

It's really wonderful....she is just beyond words to me. So I won't use any more here to try and tell you just how wonderful. You can watch this clip of her perfoming at a recent British Awards show and tell me you aren't moved. Go on....I dare you.


  1. I love Adele too, and thanks to your reminder, I'm totally going to download her new album. Her voice is incredible. I feel similarly about the power of Amy Winehouse's voice--pure, raw, knock-your-socks-off talent.

  2. Get out of my brain girlfriend! Posted about her today too and have been listening to the new CD on repeat!

  3. The tickets to see her in Philly are SO much cheaper (on stub hub) than here in DC...I may need to make the trip to see her up there!

  4. Thank you! I just was introduced to someone new for my ipod....beautiful!

  5. OK. So everyone is obsessed with her. I guess I have to take a listen!

  6. Wowsers. So, clearly I'm with MCW. Actually, I'm worse off than MCW. I've never even heard of her. Until now.

    Knees weak.


  7. My favorite thing about her is that she's not the typical cookie cutter singer we've been used to. She's got a style all her own and she owns it!