I had forgotten until now to give my mini-review of Adele’s latest studio album, 21. From the first note of Rolling In The Deep about a month before the album came out, I was already hooked and knew that this was going to be a huge hit. I got my copy from overseas, since it came out a full month before the release here in the US, so I’ve enjoyed it for a while now and from top to bottom, it’s pretty much the best release so far this year. Rolling In The Deep began the entire revolution but it continues with Don’t You Remember, Turning Tables, Someone Like You, One And Only and Set Fire To The Rain. This album was birthed from heartbreak and you can see that entire story told through each song. As close to perfection as it comes and I can’t wait to see her in concert in a few weeks!
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First Duffy, now Adele. Here’s the video for Rolling In The Deep from her upcoming album, 21, scheduled for release February 22nd.
Finally finished giving Endlessly a listen. The cool thing about Duffy is that her sound doesn’t get boring or overplayed because she’s actually able and does change her sound constantly through her music. She doesn’t keep the same feeling throughout any one disc but instead hits you with something pop-esque, something disco-esque, at any time, compared to her deep, soulful songs. This disc or album as I typically refer to discs, is completely different than her debut effort. The sound on Endlessly has a total European vibe to it and Duffy has a voice that kind of gives you a Bond-girl feel to her through her singing and her arrangements. Well, Well, Well was the first single released. In case you haven’t heard it, it’s a song akin to Mercy from Rockferry. Other cool songs include My Boy, Too Hurt To Dance, Endlessly, Breath Away, Lovestruck and Hard For The Heart. My only complain is that the CD is rather short given the amount of time we’ve had to wait for new music but Duffy is Duffy though and I welcome it.
Every once in a while I go ahead and peruse the music that’s being played in other countries just to see what’s hot overseas and to leave the insipid taste of American top 40 behind. Well last year I came across a new artist I hadn’t heard before, Gabriella Cilmi (Chill-Me). To say that I was instantly impressed doesn’t even begin to define the experience. I had to go ahead and tell all my co-workers about her right away and they were equally impressed. The video below definitely helped the cause but the pipes on this girl are just amazing. Not only is she as talented as they come for a 16 year old (17 now), but she completely blew me away with the soul in her voice and the wisdom beyond her age. To say that she has more talent in one finger than any teenager we can ever hope to carry out onto a stage over here is an understatement. I believe she hails from Australia but has begun her recording career in England and is of course hoping to make a splash over here also. If you’re a lover of music, you definitely need to check her music out. She was recently re-packaged for American audiences and now her music is finally avaialable here. Along with Duffy, you just can’t get any more soulful than this. I’m eagerly awaiting her next release, which I’ll probably have to go find in some British website somewhere, oh well! Among the standouts from her Lessons To Be Learned album are: Sanctuary, Einstein and the tune below Sweet About Me. I just had to spread the word, do yourself a favor and at least check her out.
Enjoy Sweet About Me: