Is it or is Adele just a good singer?All I Ask is a great song though!
All I Ask is a great song though!
My point was I don't think playing it safe at that stage should really be a criticism. It was only her 3rd album and her first with real anticipation. She's looking at a long term career here. Most Beyonce fans don't consider Sasha Fierce to be one of her better albums, but it was absolutely needed before she started doing whatever she wanted. Adele isn't the same type of artist but its the same idea - it was smart to insure she got another blockbuster. When you reach the level of success Adele achieved (or Beyonce or Gaga or Katy or Taylor) it's not just about the art. There is a business to being Adele.