Adele – 21
Yea, I know, this is a really obvious one. I’ve gotta say though, despite the insane amount of radio play and mainstream success this album saw, it cannot be denied that it’s REALLY GOOD. And you can’t say that about a lot of “popular” music these days. I love Adele and all the she stands for. I remember hearing this album for the first time and immediately being floored by “Rumor Has It”…these days I’m a big fan of “Set Fire To The Rain” and “I’ll Be Waiting”. Like you, I could probably do without hearing “Rolling In The Deep” or “Someone Like You” for a solid year…but it’s still great to hear a truly talented person’s songs getting overplayed.