Adele - 21
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2011 Ratings: #163 / 919
Year End Rank: #7
User Score
Based on 541 ratings
2011 Ratings: #135
February 22, 2011 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

The songs hold to simple instrumentation and simple structures that allow Adele’s raspy, expressive voice to develop the story in the verses before she delivers the hook.

90
musicOMH

21 really is one of the great 'break-up' albums, and the first truly impressive record of 2011.

80
No Ripcord

Adele and her team have crafted an album that’s both full of songs that have the potential to reach the upper reaches of the charts, and also a collection of songs that hang together as an album.

70
Consequence of Sound

21 is a good album that shows the world Adele’s talent, but one that is just a precursor to bigger and better things.

MasterCrackfox
82
Adele is an artist who proves on 21 that music can be a chart topping affair without sacrificing in the realm of quality. If the quality of this music is unrecognized by some, it is likely to be due in larger part to overexposure rather than a true critical eye.

I will admit I suffered the same nearsighted fate for the last few years; hearing a song like Someone Like You inevitably being more of a cringe-worthy moment rather than a powerful one. There wasn't a soul who wasn't familiar with ... read more
CheapandLethal
20
Utter crap
bajafrecuencia
80
Such a powerful and heartbreaking album.

Light 8
musicmagpie55
75
Yea I still like this album a bunch. The vocals are stunning and I have ugly fapped/cried to this album a number of times in my youth. Fun!
siberianbreaks
NR
She obviously has talent, but her album isn't very consistent. The songs are pretty boring to listen to as an album. The radio has probably already ruined Adele for so many people anyway.

Favourite tracks: Set Fire To The Rain, Turning Tables
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Track List

  1. Rolling In The Deep 
  2. Rumour Has It 
  3. Turning Tables 
  4. Don't You Remember 
  5. Set Fire To The Rain 
  6. He Won't Go 
  7. Take It All 
  8. I'll Be Waiting 
  9. One And Only 
  10. Lovesong 
  11. Someone Like You
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