℗ 2010 XL Recordings Ltd
In 2012 Adele dropped a peice that would last in time forever. Records like someone like you and ser fire to the rain are to die for. This album will give you comfort in times of sadness.
Absolutely no complaint about this music -- I love this album & could listen to Adele all day long! However, what I do despise is the ploy to try & force people into purchasing the entire digital (MP3) version of this album by refusing to offer one song, "I Found a Boy", for sale as an individual song purchase like all the other songs on the album are offered. I hate the tasteless practice of holding one or more popular songs ‘hostage ‘ on an album, just to try & make a bigger buck off of fans or consumers by forcing them to purchase an entire album just to get the one song they want. Not to mention that when this album 1st came out 9 years ago & I ordered/purchased a hard copy (disc form)of this Adele (21) CD to play in my car (and yes, people were still very much buying CD’s 9 yrs ago!), after receiving the CD I was both shocked & greatly disappointed to find that the song "I Found a Boy" is notably missing from the CD itself. After seeing the song “I Found a Boy” clearly listed on the very same album’s track list through iTunes (which is where I first listened to the song & fell in love with it), I like many others naturally assumed that the CD version by the exact same name would have all the same song tracks as displayed on iTunes (which is pretty standard)& so I felt very cheated & like I had been swindled using an unethical sales tactic of ‘bate & switch’. After all, people who bought the actual CD (hard disc) did, in fact, purchase the entire album too — only someone decided it would be cute to cheat those customers out of receiving one of the popular songs on the album & actually sell them an album with one less track on it than the digital version of the exact same album has. It’s like buying a great new pair of sneakers, only to discover one of the shoelaces are missing once you get them home. Of course, in that analogy, you can just go get a replacement pair of shoelaces, but here it is 9 years later & I still can’t just purchase the dang single of “I Found a Boy” without re-purchasing the entire album all over again in digital form that I’ve already purchased in CD format! C’mon Adele! Is that any way to treat fans of your music? Although I have purchased a few different digital Adele singles over the years, I’m simply never going to give into this type of unethical sales tactic of forcing people to buy an entire album in order to get one song. And quite frankly, I’m surprised that Adele would allow this practice on her albums, as I thought she grew up with limited means if I’m not mistaken. And if that’s true, I would think she would want all of her songs accessible for purchase to all of her fans regardless of their income, and be mindful that not all of her fans may be able to afford to purchase an entire album as some people struggle — just a thought. Look, I will always love Adele’s voice & I will continue to be a fan of her songs & music — but I will avoid purchasing music from any artist who insists on holding popular songs hostage in order to make full album sales, or who doesn’t include all of their song tracks on all the album formats that are available. Artists need to remember — there are plenty of other musically talented fish in the sea for buyers to purchase from. So no matter how great you sing or how wonderful your album is, always treat your customers right & don’t play games — Fame is fleeting. But overall, except for this one very infuriating issue, this is a really a great album — especially the complete album w/ all the tracks included (the digital version).
I love the songs though they are long but I like long songs and I now Adele would love this comment and if she sees this I just want to tell her that she is an inspiration in my life to be so good at singing and I love to daydream about these songs and a future me singing them.I love you Adele just in case you didn’t know keep on with the great work. Love your true and loyal friend 💗 P.S. I can’t buy this album because I used all my money off of my iTunes card so sorry but I know other people will support you because your awesome keep on rocking Adele 😎🥰😁