I mentioned on Friday that I’ve been listening to Adele non-stop, finally catching up with the rest of the world. Next up I think I’ll listen to the Beatles, everyone says they’re really good (I’m totally kidding). All of the praise that has been bestowed upon her is justified a million-fold. It is refreshing to see someone who can actually sing receive tons of awards and recognition for her voice rather than someone who wore a dress made out of meat. Give me talent over theatrics any day of the week.
But this isn’t just any day of the week; it’s Tuesday, which means I’d be remiss if I didn’t devote a little attention to Adele. I normally try to post only album versions or official music videos of the songs I pick for these posts (maybe with the occasional hommage to George Michael’s eyebrows). But for this particular track from her album “21” I went with a live performance, because her voice is seriously so flawless that there is no difference between her singing this live or in a studio. Good lord, girl, you can do no wrong.
So since this is a cover, I have to ask: do you like her rendition or the Cure original better? Or do you like both equally, for different reasons?