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Date: 2011-03-15 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shewho.livejournal.com
i quite like the singles i hear on the radio by adele, but that's about it. i'd have said the same about alanis too, probably, so maybe they are indeed the same!

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Date: 2011-03-15 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zotz.livejournal.com
I don't remember hearing anything by Adele, although I'm perfectly prepared to believe that her record's very good. Alanis Kitchenette's record was alright. I did hear it at the time. Didn't set me on fire, but I could see why people liked it.

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Date: 2011-03-15 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-siobhan.livejournal.com
The nice thing about only listening to Radio 4 is that new popular beat combos pass me by....am I missing anything marvellous though?

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Date: 2011-03-15 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steer.livejournal.com
Indeed, same here -- the only place I've heard of this Adele person is on this journal.

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Date: 2011-03-15 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Intelligent yet accessible slightly quirky girlie pop... I like it, but then I like Seth Lakeman so what do I know?

I don't know how I came to hear Adele either as I rarely listen to the radio at all these days and when I do, it's almost always 4.

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Date: 2011-03-15 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-siobhan.livejournal.com
I think Mr Lakeman is an acquired taste - I bought one of his albums for Mr Pops after hearing about him from you, sadly the look on Mr Pops face on playing the album wasn't one of enjoyment and he went back to his usual listening.

Have heard good things about Ebsen and the Witch though - might have to check them out.

This week I've mostly been listening to Goldfrapp, Leftfield and Al Bowlly.

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
I quite like Goldfrapp, have never knowingly heard anything by Leftfield (though lots of people I know seem to like them) and I don't know who Al Bowlly is.

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-siobhan.livejournal.com
This is one of my favourites by him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDYrXcQj4JI

He sounds even more perfect when played through our big valve radio which clever boy Pandy Pops fixed so we can play my mp3 player through it so I can fulfill my fantasy of living in olden times. His best of album and Noel Coward doing cabaret in Las Vegas are two of my very favourite albums of all time along with Edith Piaf Live from Carnegie Hall. Exquisite stuff :-)

Combichrist sounds rubbish on it.....cue but they sound rubbish whatever you play them on anyway *grin*

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Hmm. That's the sort of thing I quite like when it's in a film or playing in the background in a restaurant or something, but would be unlikely to listen to it just for the sake of it. I would like to live in olden times though, and I don't like Combichrist.

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Date: 2011-03-18 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surliminal.livejournal.com
I'd have thought people who liked Goldfrapp would like Adele actually..

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Date: 2011-03-15 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supertinks.livejournal.com
Hah, not so much of a youngster that I was into pre-school telly in '96 (13, and Friends obsessed, IIRC).

But have never been an avid follower of popular music. Once my brother left home I stopped listening to the radio.

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Date: 2011-03-15 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxy76.livejournal.com
Is the purpose of this poll just to make me feel old and past it??

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Date: 2011-03-15 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
No more than the rest of us, surely?

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Date: 2011-03-15 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxy76.livejournal.com
You clearly have some idea who Adele is! ;-p

Perhaps I am looking at this the wrong way. Alanis Morrisette was a ear-worm-tastic pain in the arse, I am better off living in ignorance :-)

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Date: 2011-03-15 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
That may be so. I bet you have heard Rolling In The Deep if you have been into any shop in the last month or two though.

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Date: 2011-03-15 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxy76.livejournal.com
'Rolling in the deep' - how very suggestive.

I might have been into a shop or two. Or twenty...oh dear!

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Date: 2011-03-15 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarah-mum.livejournal.com
While I quite like what I've heard of Adele, I dislike the slower numbers where you can hear her pouty lip. And dear heavens she shouldn't be allowed to speak without a script.

Given that the album titles indicate her age, one does wonder how strong 28 or 31 might be.

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Date: 2011-03-15 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
I'm looking forward to 75, which is going to be a concept album based around mildly racist Daily Fail style rants about how much better everything was in the old days, with the leading single entitled "I'm 75, you know!".

I don't think I've ever heard her speak, nor do I know what she looks like.

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seph-hazard.livejournal.com
...but I both own and adore Jagged Little Pill now, of course. It's just that in 1996 I was seven.

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Hmm, you're the same age as Adele. I wonder if she just discovered Alanis Morrisette too.

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seph-hazard.livejournal.com
I don't know about 'just'; I've had Alanis since I was about thirteen ;-)

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Heh. :-) She might only have heard it recently, though.

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Date: 2011-03-15 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] commonpeople.livejournal.com
I noticed Adele's ubiquitousness when a song from the new album came on at the gym and these different guys - gay, straight - started singing along to it.

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Date: 2011-03-15 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jozafeen.livejournal.com
Men sing at the gym? Like in a musical?

Bugger Adele, that's the most awesome thing ever!

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Date: 2011-03-15 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] commonpeople.livejournal.com
I know eh? ;-)

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Date: 2011-03-15 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] commonpeople.livejournal.com
Oh, and there are those that sing along to the music pumped into the shower room too!

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Date: 2011-03-15 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myfirstkitchen.livejournal.com
I only like some of the remixes of her stuff, I find the production horrendously overblown. Given that she had massive hits from her first album, though, people only hearing of her now must be well old and out of touch ;)

Alanis was always cack.

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Date: 2011-03-15 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
It doesn't automatically follow that her last album was any good, though.

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Date: 2011-03-15 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] myfirstkitchen.livejournal.com
Naw, it was equally as yawnsome as her current one, but she was almost as famous with that one.

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Date: 2011-03-15 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparklielizard.livejournal.com
I actually, genuinely have no idea who Adele is. I get the feeling this is a good thing?

Never liked Alanis - her voice annoyed me as it sounded like she was being strangled.

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Date: 2011-03-15 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dj-alexander.livejournal.com
You Oughta Know was the first video I watched on The Internet. Can't remember whether it was Realplayer or Quicktime.

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Date: 2011-03-15 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puritypersimmon.livejournal.com
I can see why you're drawing the analogy. I was one of those who recommended '21' shortly before it went on sale and its current ubiquity concerns me, as that level of inescapable familiarity is bound to breed contempt and a probable backlash which I feel would be undeserved. I think Adele is a more accomplished songwriter than Ms Morissette - despite her youth - and I personally prefer her soulful, measured delivery. Whilst conceding that she may never again match the commercial success of this album, given her abilities, I see no reason why she should not go on to produce technically superior material.

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Date: 2011-03-15 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tvor.livejournal.com
Never heard of Adele. Couldn't stand Alannis. She has one good thing in her favour, though. She's not Celine.

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Date: 2011-03-15 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jozafeen.livejournal.com
I thought Adele was the new Duffy who was the new Adele for a bit when she released Rockferry and Adele's 17 had been out for a bit and then everyone forgot about her?

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Date: 2011-03-15 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puritypersimmon.livejournal.com
I think Duffy is a one trick pony - evidenced by the banality of her follow-up LP and the rumblings shortly thereafter that she was likely to step back from the music business to start a family. Also, she looks like a Smurf!

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Date: 2011-03-18 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surliminal.livejournal.com
yes that's about right. I like both tho, tho not in any world altering way.

I don;t have the 21 album because I saw it in HMV and bought it in excitement; only when I got home it was actually 19 (17??) which I already own - and I didn;t get round to going back and exchanging it and too late now so GRR.

Both are of course actually the new Amy Winehouse - whome everyone seems to have forgotten used to sing once upon a time..

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Date: 2011-03-15 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girfan.livejournal.com
I didn't care for Alanis but was aware of her. I did see her in concert, but it was due to having to take my nieces to see her (aged 12 and 14). I do like Alanis in Dogma and remember when she was in You Can't do That on television.

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Date: 2011-03-15 08:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] canudiglett
I was considering buying it, I quite like what I've heard esp Rolling in the Deep although it might be a bit Serious Musician-ish for me. Reading the comments may sway me one way or the other.

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Date: 2011-03-15 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
I really like her cover of The Cure's Lovesong if that would help tip the balance in either direction.

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Date: 2011-03-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blondelass.livejournal.com
My ex, who I was living with at the time, bought it and played it regularly. I liked a couple of the known songs but that was it.

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Date: 2011-03-15 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blondelass.livejournal.com
Jagged Little Pill, that is (the edit option has disappeared).

I've no idea who this Adele person is or what her "music" sounds like.

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Date: 2011-03-16 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prosperine.livejournal.com
I Don't think Ive ever heard jlp - in 1996 I was far too busy to listen to anything that wants related to the three music grade exams I as taking that year or a piece we were playing in one of the four bands I was in. I suspect Richard has it though.

I do rather like adele and I think the album is spiffy.

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Date: 2011-03-16 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
I think you might be the only person alive who hasn't heard JLP!

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Date: 2011-03-16 09:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prosperine.livejournal.com
Level achieved : special snowflake

If it was on the radio as much as adele I *must* have heard some but I don't recal ... Oh having been and looked at a track list I recal the ironic song being debated for not being ironic but that's the only one I have any prut knowledge of

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