The 54th Grammy Awards were held over the weekend. Prior to the main event, Whitney “The Voice” Houston died.
I’m still stunned about her death. I know she wasn’t immortal but I am so sad that she’s dead.
What a loss to the world…
But as always in show biz, the show went on.
On the night of the Grammys, someone bagged six awards in big categories.
Now, I’m aware of about four of Adele’s songs out of the two albums she’s released. I’m rather fond of Set Fire to the Rain and Rolling in the Deep….but I’ve truly had it up to the tips of my braids with hearing ‘news’ about Adele. She’s gotten on my nerves.
What started as an enjoyment of music is turning out to be a dreary experience to my ears.
I might be coming off bitter, but the constant mention of Adele has turned me to this.
The constant mention of her and her songs is suffocating, and it’s led me to being really fed up and annoyed by her. Nowadays, I swear she sounds like a screeching cat, and worse, a man.
What annoys me most about this Adele sitch is the pedestal she’s been placed on.
She does have a strong voice, but when you equate her to being THE freshest sound in the music industry today, that’s taking it a bit too far.
Everybody has different tastes in music, and making comparisons between genres is unfair.
Adele has become a marketing tool for…Adele. She’s been marketed and overmarketed in the mainstream media for such a long time that she’s been branded the best.
Yes, she has a husky voice, and yes, like I said, she has a strong voice. But this is really not new or fresh.
Her voice is rather ordinary, not as exceptional and extraordinarily talented as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James or Whitney Houston.
More so, there are many singers today who can match Adele’s singing and song-writing skills, way better even, but because they don’t get the massive recognition she does, they don’t matter.
I feel as though I’m contradicting myself here, saying I like some of her songs yet wanting her to disappear for a while.
It’s just that in the last year, she has been overhyped, her worldwide popularity, marketing success and album sales leading to description of how “real” of an artist she is.
This is undermining what other artists are doing, as if all they do is sing about drugs, guns and buns.
Truly, if you were to really review her tracks, both of her albums are filled with angry, whiny and clingy lyrics, effigies about heartbreak that are damn annoying and depressing. Get over the guy already, yeah?
The fuss on Adele is being overdone here, and we’re getting a bit carried away.
In my honest opinion, her vocals are not as clean as they’ve been made out to be. Take for instance the bits in Someone Like You that sound strenuous, forced and off-key.
Perhaps a result of the cigarettes, or she wanted to show just how far she can go, but she stretches out the “don’t forget me I beg” part, and it doesn’t come out cleanly and smoothly. It seriously sounds like neighing, and ears can bleed.
I’m at my saturation point and I’m fed up of hearing about Adele.