Adele’s Pop Report Card: We Grade Her 3 Albums

Adele's '25' Reviewed
Was the singer's anticipated third album worth the wait? We decided to find out.

When you think about popstresses who whip the stans into a frenzy, you think of the Lovatics threatening to behead the Selenators, or the Beyhive snatching the dumb blonde wigs of the world’s last pocket of HokuHeads. (That’s a thing, right?)

And yet here we are, with Adele—every mom’s favorite singer, an Oscar-winning class act—absolutely slaying the children left and right. (When Idolator’s own Carl Williott hesitated to agree that new single “Hello” was “AS MAJESTIC AS A CATHEDRAL MADE FROM THE BONES OF PAST LOVERS,” some flop shrieked for him to be whipped in the streets.)

How did a Miley Cyrus world fall irrecoverably in love with a classic, classy talent? Let’s look back at the one-of-a-kind “age trilogy” arc of Adele, and grade her albums accordingly. Flip through the singer’s Pop Report Card below!