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Aretha is No Adele

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Aretha Franklin is coming out with a new album of cover songs. The first one
    just released is Adele's Rolling in The Deep.

    It's already been much hyped.


    You be the judge.
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    What? A 72-year-old woman whose best days as a singer are behind her? I don't believe it.
  3. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Woman still gots it.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Reminds me a lot of Johnny Cash's last album. You still recognize the genius, and tip your hat to it, but you wish it was what it used to be.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good analogy. Maybe it was a dollar and sense decision but a bad one to
    try and cover Rolling In The Deep. Perhaps one of the best songs in past 20
    years that was sung to near perfection by Adele. Even the great Aretha Franklin
    could not have made it better even in her best days.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I go back and forth with Rolling in the Deep and Rumor Has It as her best song.

    Rumor Has It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXottBGAQp8
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Good try, good effort.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Aretha sang RITD last night on Letterman:

  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Aretha should do a cover album of Aretha songs. THAT's an album I would purchase.
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    A few years ago, she sang the anthem at the Motor City Bowl — and for a solid chunk of change, I'm sure. Radio colleague got her for a brief interview at the game and she was a complete and utter bitch. I stopped tolerating her caterwaulling at that precise moment.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Not even close.
  12. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Is Adele still around?
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