Originally Posted by Paddy_Smith
Adele is pure sh1te. Her voice is overrated as well, I hear a lot of people say she's the next Whitney Houston(vocally), pffft.
I wouldn't necessarily say she's sh**e, overrated perhaps. Overrated in the way people go on about her, people treat Adele like she has brought something new to music and is some sort of innovator.
Her music in actuality is very derivative, she has a contralto-style vocal range. It was common in the area of non-classical music with the likes of Cher, Grace Slick, Mary Fahl, Lisa Gerrard and Stevie Nicks.
It does seem to be coming back into fashion now, Lana del Ray is a good example, heck even Lady GaGa uses contralto in her singing.
Adele is just one of many.