I suppose it is a good thing I didn't say she was obscure, which will thankfully take the wind out of any who would make a chain of assumptions based on such.You can dislike Grammy winners or be contemptuous of Grammy winners or find Grammy winners uninteresting musically, but in terms of "Who the hell is so and so", it's hard to call Grammy-winning type artists obscure.
Perhaps. Or maybe she isn't a household name such as you assume she is.I feel like, at this point, if you really don't know who Adele is, you're going out of your way not to pay attention to the world around you.
Considering that you are basing this diatribe on a false assumption, that would seem to be your own problem.This just gets back to my general irritation with people who seem proud of being ignorant of popular culture, which is not the same as being uncritical of popular culture or being required to love popular culture.
I presume the opposite - because I don't know who Adele is, I am unhip. Though you do come off as a jaded hipster asshole who is having a hissy-fit because I am not as hip as you."I don't like Justin Bieber" is a perfectly reasonable stance. "I don't know who Justin Beiber is" just makes people come off like jaded hipster assholes. As I said before, the whole "I don't even own a TV." type.
Oh wait - is she the woman who came out of nowhere in Britain, famous for her voice but not her looks? If so, yes, I kinda know who she is, but without any name recognition, nor have I heard a single song of hers.I think this especially annoying in the case of Adele, since one of the main knocks against mainstream pop is that the people are chosen for looks or dancing ability over any actual ability to sing, and then run around in weird costumes or laser light shows or CGI videos or whatever and a ton of autotune.
I'm sure it is. Good for her. But why I have to know who she is or I'm an asshole and an arrogant hipster, I'll never know. I think the problem is yours, not mine.Whereas Adele is a chubby woman who doesn't dance around, doesn't use autotune, doesn't wear art projects for clothing, and doesn't go nuts with melisma. She just stands there and sings, well. She's everything people claim they want/miss in good quality pop music, and any mainstream success she gets should be seen as a good sign.