[CD] ADELE • 25 • U.K. IMPORT

[CD] ADELE • 25 • U.K. IMPORT

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25 is the third studio album by Adele, released on 20 November 2015 by XL Recordings and Columbia Records. Issued nearly five years after her previous album, the internationally successful 21 (2011), the album is titled as a reflection of her life and frame of mind at 25 years old and is termed a "make-up record". Its lyrical content features themes of Adele "yearning for her old self, her "nostalgia", and "melancholia about the passage of time" according to an interview with the singer by Rolling Stone, as well as themes of motherhood and regret. In contrast to Adele's previous works, the production of 25 incorporated the use of electronic elements and creative rhythmic patterns, with elements of 1980s R&B and organs. Like when recording 21, Adele worked with producer and songwriter Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder, along with new collaborations with Max Martin and Shellback, Greg Kurstin, Danger Mouse, the Smeezingtons, Samuel Dixon, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

It became a massive commercial success, debuting at number one in 32 countries and breaking first-week record sales in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States. In the US, the album sold over 3.38 million copies in its first week of sales, marking the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. 25 eventually became the world's best-selling album of the year for 2015, with 17.4 million copies sold within the year and has gone on to sell over 23 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, the fourth best-selling album of the 21st century, and the second-best selling album of the 2010s (behind 21). Following 21, it was certified Diamond by the RIAA, making Adele the only artist of the 2010s to achieve this certification with two albums.

 

 

Track Listing:

1. Hello 
2. Send My Love (To Your Brand-New Lover)

3. I Miss You

4. When We Were Young

5. Remedy

6. Water Under The Bridge

7. River Lea  
8. Love in the Dark 
9. Million Years Ago 
10. All I Ask 
11. Sweetest Devotion