Posts Tagged ‘adele’

Let’s just cry it out

Posted: December 1, 2011 in Videos
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Adele really is the perfect music for when you need to just sink yourself into depression even further…or just to have a good pity party.

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I must say that I definitely enjoyed the concert, and had pretty decent seats. You all know how great of a singer is Adele, and that she sounds flawless live or recorded in studio…but that begs another question: Is Adele akin to Mercedes’ rendition of ‘Tenderness‘ as Jesse judges:

Just a girl who can really sing

Both Mercedes and Adele are great vocalists, and I think what Jesse said actually gave me some thought for how I should judge which types of concerts I want to go to in the future. While Adele is not just a girl who can really sing – she’s amazing – her ability to vocally dazzle would be heightened if she could draw her audience in a bit more.

She is young, and I’m confident that she will be even better and more comfortable with time. I felt as though the derivation of good vibes and energy came from the viewer and their guest, who together made the energy great of that concert.

An alternative, controlling for a good vocalist and entertainer, is Beyonce. She visually dazzles you, you feel like you’re not just listening to the youtube videos of her her live. Even Lady GaGa mixes up the arrangement of songs so that we feel like we are being treated to something special.

Overall, the concert was really good. I was not annoyed with the crowd, I liked the space and all of my favorite songs were covered and she even managed to make me like the ones I don’t care for as much. If only she had material and her concert had been longer…but we can’t have everything now can we. Also, I saw Wilson Cruz at the concert and on the subway ride home. Google him.

My favorite Adele songs from 21:
I love the emotion of ‘Someone Like You’ because it’s a true (former) lover’s tale…the song you listen to when you want to remind yourself that you just gave up or lost the person that matter so much to you…so much so that you want to find someone just as good as them.

And then I snap out of it, and I remember that you can’t romanticize past relationships to fit into a framework that makes you feel like you’ll never find another. You reached the point where you couldn’t handle something, and you need the good with the bad.

Turning Tables – Adele

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Videos
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One of my favorites from her album ’21’. I can’t wait to see her in concert, especially for this song.

Mike Posner x Adele, now that’s good. Enjoy!

Adele – Someone Like You

Posted: January 19, 2011 in Lyrics, Videos
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Is it possible to not like Adele?

Adele – Rolling in the Deep

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Lyrics, Videos
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England, the empire upon which the sun never set, is making a huge comeback musically. America’s pop tarts have been running the international charts for some time, but it seems that ever since Amy Winehouse broke open the doors, Britain has experience a resurgence in pumping out talent in a post Beatles and Spice Girls world.

So now my favorite from AmyAdele, MuseVV Brown and more.

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I guess this is the start of it!

I’m supposed to post my favorite song, but the problem is that the metric I would normally use is what my iTunes playlist tells me I’ve listened to most. The only problem being that I recently lost all data, so I’ll do a mix of what my favorite song was (according to iTunes previously), what is is now and my actual favorite song.

Old iTunes: Regina Spektor – US

I didn’t even know who Regina Spektor was until college, but since I’ve liked many of her songs. Samson, Fidelity and Better are all really good songs that consistently stay at the top of my iTunes. Fun fact, she came to Harvard’s Lampoon and didn’t sing. I can be found quoted in The Crimson talking about it.

To be quite honest, I don’t really have a reason for liking the song other than that it sounds great. I like her voice a lot, and she does a great job showing it off here.

New iTunes: Nicki Minaj – I Get Crazy

It goes without saying that this would be my anthem. Kidding. But I just love how random Nicki is and that she says she gets crazy, so crazy she’s just going to get on her broom and fly far, far away. That’s actually my favorite line of the entire song.

Also, I love jerking my head to this song. This song will bring out the innermost Negro in me. Like you play this song and my body won’t not react.

Favorite Favorite: Beyonce – Resentment

This song is great because it just is. It’s on the epic B’Day album, home to Irreplaceable, Irreplaceable (Spanish, which is much better), Beautiful Liar, Welcome to Hollywood, Upgrade U, Flaws and All, Freakum Dress, Deja Vu, Ring the Alarm and Ring the Alarm.

Also, as part of Beysus’ video anthology for which this song is not included, I had to discover it all on my own. And was I ever happy that I found this hidden gem. It has no video but is actually not even necessary. You can feel the lament in her voice and require no visuals, nada, none. Yes, Beysus, Yes!

The title and the meaning all center around resenting someone that has betrayed, and obviously the grudge-bearer that I am would identify with this song greatly. I am often “too full of resentment” and “doing that best that I can” and that “I’ve tried and I’ve tried to forgive this.” Should I just recite all of the lyrics?

Honorable Mentions

These two are honorable mentions because I actually can’t distinguish my love for just one of their songs, all receiving equal play from the albums in my iTunes. But I’ll give you the stand out song, the one that stirs me most or the one that welcomed me.

Sia – Breathe Me (Live)

Adele – Hometown Glory (Live)

At first I was going to discuss them separately but I really just can’t even. If you listen to these songs and feel nothing, you don’t exist to me and you have no soul or heartbeat. These two women are epic vocalists, and even better live (why I included those links).

Sia is my shit and has been since her cover of ‘Gimme More‘ that is to die for and Adele was brought to me via a Harvard CDT showcase. The seemingly amelodic, raspy, raw quality of Sia’s voice digs into the soul and I feel what she feels. Her entire album is great, and will really help you wallow in your own misery when you need that good pity party of 1. And Adele’s mature sound is just icing on the talent cake, she was 19 she sang that song – Nine mutha fuckin Teen.

Verdict

I guess I can’t actually narrow down a favorite song, and I’m sure most people can’t. The all are associated with different moods and needs at the time. So I guess I’ll just say these are all my favorite, but Resentment is the actual winner. It’s just so me.

I love Adele’s voice, like a lot. Like a lot, a lot. I know, I know…I have great taste in music. But back to why I’m sharing this particular song.

Should I give up,
Or Should I keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there?
Should I give up,
Or should I just keep chasing pavements?

That’s how I felt a lot during senior spring, like I was chasing pavements. I definitely gave up. I saw that it was going nowhere. If I’ve cut you out this year, maybe consider why. On a much light note, I am also in love with the floor-reography in this video. Genius idea.