So I start the week with a confession: I hate Adele. Well, perhaps hate is too strong a word. But her music is definitely not my cup of tea. I actually really like singer-songwriters -- Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is fantastic -- but Adele for some reason doesn't do it for me. I find her lyrics to be less than inspired and her over-stylized lounge singer sound to be a bit over the top.
But she did win big last night, and deservedly so. While I personally don't enjoy her music, I get why people like her, and that's why I play her so much. I also appreciate that she has restored the place of the female singer-songwriter in pop culture. Having grown up in the 90s with artists like Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, and Sarah McLachlan, I've been saddened by the dearth of such musicians over the last decade.
So congratulations, Adele. And I'll just turn my headphones down when we play her music. What do you all think?