Train ride review of '25'
I listened to the album on my way into work this morning on the train. The goal was to get through the full album, listening to each track once, jotting down thoughts and comments of each track as it came and went.
Earlier material from Adele I’m not that familiar with to be honest.
The whole album is dominated by her incredible vocals, very strong, brilliant, lovely, lovely voice.
Most enjoyable track is 'Hello', it just grabs your attention, driving the vocals into you and kicks out with the massive chorus sending tingles through you.
The rest of the tracks on the album follow a similar makeup, strong vocals, a single main instrument, piano, guitar, with minimal support from drums, percussion, backing singers.
Content of the other tracks revolve around what sound like relationship break ups, regret, reflection, forgiveness, success and failure. If you’re looking for an uplifting motivating album on a Friday morning commute stay clear.
The lyrics are clear, sharp and provide a number of different view points onto the same theme of regret, reflection and apparent desire to reclaim an earlier happier time.
"I miss you" works really well, similar lyrical content but much more engaging, a lot more going on instrument wise.
Overall her voice is outstanding, it just blows you away, huge range, forces you to listen, urges you to hear the story. If only the story could be more uplifting and describing her more recent successes and triumphs of which I’m sure there are many.