Adele – 25

There was a time when I didn’t get Adele at all. People were constantly talking about her, buying her albums and I just didn’t see it. I used to see her album sitting at the top ten for months on end and it never really bothered me.

It was only until one song I heard “Someone like you” I thought okay this lady can sing. The voice was nothing like I had heard in a long time. There’s a lot of singers out there that have had vocal training to the point that it really spoils the originality in their voice.

If you listen to someone that starts out on the x-factor example and somehow they are getting better each week it’s because they use top vocal coaches for people and stretch their voice to perform in their words better.

Then the natural talent seems to be lost and they are singing the way they think others would want to hear them, or how Mr Cowell wants them.

Adele 25 is an album I have listened to a couple of times. I have always said that if I don’t really like anything in the music in the beginning it means after a while I am going to love it. This is going to be one of those albums. It’s good to get an album that you really like. It’s a rarity for me at the moment. To have the Bieber album as well as this one in the past week or so has been wonderful.

I won’t ever by the new 1D albums as each album has been awful. Their mediocre sounds and only half decent singles may have sold a lot to teenage girls but that’s their only market that and a few disillusioned queeny gay lads.

Poor quality of writing and a rushed production is a mark of a band that will have burnt themselves out. And from their recent announcement their time is at an end.

Thank goodness we have quality artists like Adele who not only can sing but can write good quality music.

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Some people when the are in the spotlight or in the media when they are young can be precocious. They can be a spoilt little brat. I remember seeing interviews with people like Aaron Carter who was about eleven and he was interviewed on Saturday morning kids tv. There was nothing redeemably likeable about him. His hair was nice but the rest you want to punch in the face.

It must be difficult to be a child and constantly in the view of the world and even more so when you are going from being a child into a man.

Justin Bieber is one of those people who has got from a cute child star into a grown up. Legally now is old enough to drink in the USA and ironically years before he was allowed to drive. Justin is now twenty one. At the age I had just graduated from my Theology diploma and was starting on my degree in religion. So we have to agree he isn’t a child any more.

I have always had a wide range of music I like in my collection. I have opera and a lot of sixteenth century choral music. I like a lot of the new and some of the more know classic artist in the music business. I have Kylie I have Jason Donavan and I have Oasis, Adele and all the Beatles albums. If something is good I am not going to say well I cannot possible buy their music in case what my friends think. I am not that shallow and I don’t but into peer pressure to like the latest stuff.

That’s why when listened to the first track of this album “What do you mean?” I was intrigued I really liked the polished sound and better production of his music. He has dropped loads of the rap people that seem to be employed to fill out songs when they really aren’t good enough for them to stand out on their own.

There is still a lot of work to do in my eyes if he is to continue as a serious adult artist and to successfully produce quality decent music that isn’t offensive to the mind and the ears. His production people like Usher etc I am sure will steer him in the right direction as this album is heading. It’s the right the direction as long as he keeps on the path.


Good for you

Ignore the talking at the end. I would have removed that but that’s my opinion. My goodness this is a good song. I love when a song like this comes along it makes me feel so alive and happy. Enjoy it.



Like a lot of bands that start off Shawn is sixteen years old. He’s a nice lad with considerable talent. A lot of artists and musicians are out there looking for what break. They want to perform and make a living out of doing what they enjoy.

I used to play in a band and still occasionally play the two instruments I taught myself to play. Loved playing the guitar and it was great time.

So what’s the worry? The one thing I have noticed rather strangely that seems to be very current and I think has been fulled by the Internet and social media. All the people that were in the audience were teenage girls.

So I was asking myself is there an artist that is female and you only see teenage boys in the audience. I couldn’t think of anyone. If you know anyone let me know. So why is this?

Why is it that groups of females will collectively go and see teenage bands or individuals?  The One Direction phenomena has been testament to this. Girls bordering on the psychopathic just to get glimpse of one of them.

When Zayn left the band social media went into meltdown and videos of devasted girls mourning the loss of something ending in the same way as if someone had passed away.

We treat these girls with the fickleness that they show their idols when they eventually grow up and look at back their behaviour with embarrasment. To them now it is their world everything they know and want is before them. They can interact with their star. For a chance of a reply is to touch the hem of the garment. Somehow a miraculous connection has occurred and their life is radically changed.

I certainly think this has been magnified by social media such Twitter, Instagram and others. You can be kept informed of the persons whereabouts and what they doing within a second.

The differences between boys and girls in their teenage years couldn’t be more different. I am curious to why girls behave in this way. Please feel free to comment if you have and ideas