This. The world of popular music has become so bland and fake that anyone who is actually singing over actual instruments is going to get hailed as the next coming of Christ.IMO, Adele is popular because she's a breeze of fresh air in a pop world dominated by auto-tune, vocoders, really simple beats à la Gaga, Spears, Ke$sha, Rihanah, K. Perry and all. She's also very "true" or modest, if you will. Anyone seen her at the MTV MVA this year? Her, a piano and a single spotlight on her... She did a great performance. While almost all other female acts included big choreography, visual pyrotechny, tons of makeup and costumes and dubbed vocals.