YMMV / Adele

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is "Someone Like You" a touching song about accepting the person you love is moving on (though her true inspiration is her cheating boyfriend), or is the song a textbook example of Suspiciously Specific Denial? The latter is popular, earning Adele memes of her being portrayed as a Clingy Jealous Girl and stalker.
  • 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".
  • Even Better Sequel: 19 was given good reviews on its release, but the critical and commercial reception of 21 was much higher.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Her fans vs. Taylor Swift fans.
  • 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.
  • 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", or "Hello"