Thursday, December 8, 2011

Adele’s 21 named TIME magazine’s Album Of The Year

More honors for Adele.

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone ranked “21” as the Best Album of 2011, and the single, “Rolling In The Deep,” as the Best Song of the year.

Now, the singer’s “21” has been named Album Of The Year by TIME magazine.

TIME describes the album as “the moment the perpetually brokenhearted singer reached the top of Britain's soul-revival scene. Full of gospel-tinged pain, remorse and longing, 21 is a nuanced breakup album that is steeped in sadness but never veers into cornball territory (a balance struck with particular grace on the album's biggest tearjerker, "Someone like You"). These are songs of solace for the lovelorn, whether you're the dumper or the dumpee.”

Adele topped the list over albums by Florence + The Machine, Kanye West & Jay-Z, critical darling PJ Harvey, Frank Ocean and others.

TIME magazine
2011 Albums Of The Year

01 – Adele21
02 – Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
03 – Kanye West & Jay-ZWatch The Throne
04 – PJ HarveyLet England Shake
05 – Frank OceanNostalgia, Ultra
06 – tUnE-yAarDsWho Kill
07 – Caitlin RoseOwn Side Now
08 – The Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part II
09 – Civil WarsBarton Hollow
10 – The Black KeysEl Camino

Adele Adele

Adele – Rolling In The Deep

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