YMMV / Adele

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
  • Awesome Music:
    • "Someone Like You", and every live performance of it.
    • "Set Fire to the Rain" is pretty good, too.
    • "Skyfall", her theme for the James Bond movie of the same name. Listen to it here.
    • And now for a song that doesn't start with "S", "Hello".
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
  • Epic Riff:
    • A very quiet one from "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)."
    • The piano on "Someone Like You."
  • Even Better Sequel:
    • 19 was given good reviews on its release, but the critical and commercial reception of 21 was much higher.
    • This continued with 25. While it has received some harsh criticism (especially from the Beyhive due to a perceived Award Snub at the Grammys), the album proved to be even more successful while maintaining similar acclaim and performing a clean sweep at the Grammys, winning every nom it received (including all three major categories)
  • Fandom Rivalry: Her fans vs. Taylor Swift fans.
    • The Adele/Swifties feud seems to have died down just in time for the Beyhive to go after her fans in full force due to the debateable Award Snub at the 2017 Grammys. Neither side is backing down at all.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: She's just as big, if not bigger, in the U.S. as she is in her native UK.
  • Hype Backlash: Par for the course for every popular artist, but the fact that she's actually injuring her voice causes trained (or more-trained) musicians to protest.
  • It's the Same, so It Sucks: 25 got a lot of this from the harsher critics.
  • Meaningful Release Date: Skyfall was released at 12.07am (0.07 using the 24hr clock) on October 5, 2012 (the 50th anniversary of the release of the film version of Dr. No).
  • Memetic Badass: The "cocaine ninja" in the video for "Rolling in the Deep". It's actually a woman dancing in flour.
  • Memetic Mutation: This joke.
  • Narm Charm: Good lord, if half her songs were sung by someone else, it would come off as whiny. But Adele has such an amazing voice, that you believe every single word and every single vocal inflection. She could sing the back label of a toilet cleaner bottle and it would sound like the most profound thing ever.
  • Signature Song: "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone Like You", "Set Fire To The Rain", and, as of 2015, "Hello".

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