Lately I’ve had Adele’s 19 album on repeat everywhere. In the car, at the office and in my apartment. I can’t seem to stop listening to it. I received the album on vinyl as a birthday present a few years back and just discovered that for some insane reason, I never took it out of the packaging. So the other day after hanging twinkle lights, I did. And ever since it’s re-opened the Adele floodgates.
I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that she wrote this record when she was only 19. The fact that someone can verbalize and articulate those emotions at that age is incredible. When I was 19 I was trying to figure out how to do laundry and Adele is over here writing insanely poetic lyrics.
If you haven’t listened to her 21 album you’re either a newborn child or have been living underground with no wi-fi signal. Actually I’m pretty sure some mothers have probably let their little humans in the womb listen to Adele too so there is really no excuse at this point. That record is pure genius. There isn’t much else to say about it. There is no such thing as a “sophomore slump” for Adele. That record is still selling as if it was just released because in one word, it’s timeless.
Adele, I love you quite a lot. (As most of the living world does at this point.) You make me feel better about feeling how I feel, when I feel it. Thank you.
Sarah’s Favorites from 19: Daydreamer, Hometown Glory, Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover), Right As Rain, Crazy For You
Sarah’s Favorites from 21: Someone Like You, Turning Tables, One and Only, Set Fire to the Rain, Take It All