30 by Adele | Album Review

I want to start off by saying that this album is, without a doubt in my mind, more of an outlet and coping mechanism for Adele than it is music designed to be mass consumed for profit. I think this aspect is where some criticism come from in the review of this album and some overlook just how emotional this album is meant to be. Adele is coming off of a divorce, while caring for a young child, comments on her weight, and suffering from almost debilitating anxiety at times. This album is the culmination of all of these things in the most heart-wrenching way possible. I understand this can take away from the enjoyability, but at the end of the day, Adele is going to sell and I’m going to listen.

Some notes about the album:

  1. 30 seems to be Adele branching out of her comfort zone as she delves into different genres. It isn’t your traditional soul-pop. We see almost an Amy Winehouse-esque