In this series I’m going to be looking through the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and commenting on the albums featured, telling you about albums I think should have been featured, artists that should have been featured too and just anything else I feel like commenting on!
This isn’t a sponsored series but if you’d like to read the book with me I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post to where you can buy it. This series is just something I wanted to do because I’d been reading the book and found that I had a lot of opinions!
Every Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to take one album from the front of the book starting in 1950s and one album from the back of the book starting in 2000’s, I’ll give you a bit of the albums history, the track list and of course my thoughts on the album!
In this post we’re going to be talking about Adele – 21!
As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a player below this paragraph so that if you’d like to listen along whilst you read the rest of this post you can!
Just in case there is anybody left on planet earth that doesn’t know who Adele is, she is an English singer songwriter known for her soulfully iconic breakup albums.
21 was her second album, each album being numbered after her age at the time of writing the album.
The previous album 19 had been a sad and soulful break up album and Adele had wanted something more upbeat and uplifting for her second album but sadly heartache struck Adele again and inspired her to make an even better break-up album than 19 was!
In the passage about 21 in the book it says “Adele seemed to answer a public hunger for authentic talent in the idol and X-Factor age.” I think this is so true, I feel like Adele came along at exactly the time when the music world needed her and she’s been blowing us away ever since.
According to Wikipedia (yes, I know), 21 was the world’s best-selling album for both 2011 and 2012, it is also the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century and the 4th best-selling album ever.
Let’s take a look at the track list for this highly successful album!
Track One: Rolling In The Deep
Track Two: Rumour Has It
Track Three: Turning Tables
Track Four: Don’t You Remember
Track Five: Set Fire To The Rain
Track Six: He Won’t Go
Track Eight I’ll Be Waiting
Track Nine: One And Only
Track Ten: Lovesong
Track Eleven: Someone Like You
My favourite tracks from this album are Rolling In The Deep, Don’t You Remember and Someone Like You!
I do love this entire album though I think it’s fantastic and I absolutely think this album deserves its place on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die!
This album was a breath of fresh air in an industry that I feel is being suffocated by talent show contestants and gimmicks, it’s real, soulful and it really is one of the greatest albums to have been released in the 2000s.
That’s it for this post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die! As I said at the beginning of this post this isn’t in anyway a sponsored series but if you’d like to buy the book so you can read along with me then click here for the link to purchase from Waterstones if you live in the UK and click here for the Amazon link if you’re in the rest of the world.
Those aren’t affiliate links; I just want to make sure you guys know where to buy the book if you want to read along too!
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