I got the CD version of the latest Adele album and would like to share my experience. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016WW10SA The Music Yes! I love the power of her voice and my favorite song is "When we were young". I hope the whole album were just she singing over a guitar or a piano. Sure, the previous 21 had more variety of rhythms and the general public was happier with it but I don't mind it. If it has her voice its great no matter what. So, I'm happy with the music part. Audio Mixing/Mastering This album was mixed with the $10 headphone in mind. Its like the they increased the gain or something hopefully getting the most dramatic response from cheap equipment. In my headphones this was painful at normal volume. I have to listen to it at half the volume I normally do (Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm directly to laptop). Its unfortunately considering how much I like her music. I don't see myself listening to this album anymore. It will go deep in my drawer. I will look for live performance recordings with hopeful better sound quality.