Pin It
Favorite

'21,' Adele 

The young Brit with the classic voice shines on her sophomore record.

click to enlarge Adele
  • Adele

When you put a cover of an insanely popular song on your album — especially a beloved one that’s been danced to at weddings and cried to after breakups — you’re announcing yourself, in a way, to the world. And Adele’s cover of the Cure’s “Lovesong,” soars where so many others (311, Death Cab, etc.) have crashed.

The 21-year-old Brit who swept the Grammys in 2009 is flirty and seductive singing songs of love. She asks for forgiveness — but hardly begs. And, unlike so many young female singers today, she never resorts to vocal histrionics. On “Turning Tables” Adele is confident in her regret — believably sad, but learning from her mistakes. And on “I’ll Be Waiting” she rocks along easily with a jazzy piano and a brass section, singing with pipes that are too smoky for her age.

Save for a couple of so-so tracks, 21 is a beautiful album by a singer with a phenomenal, classic voice.

DOWNLOAD: “I’ll Be Waiting”

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Still Here
  • Still Here

    Former Television guitarist Richard Lloyd won't let himself forget
    • Sep 2, 2015
  • Pig Out Homecoming
  • Pig Out Homecoming

    Two locals return to the annual free Labor Day weekend festival
    • Sep 2, 2015
  • To the Point
  • To the Point

    Melvins' Buzz Osborne doesn't care what you think, and he never did
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Leah Sottile

  • Imaginary Friends
  • Imaginary Friends

    The very real role that fantasy plays in our everyday lives
    • Aug 13, 2014
  • Expert Advice
  • Expert Advice

    Dab? Vape? Indica? Sativa? A few tips for beginners
    • Jul 9, 2014
  • In the Veginning
  • In the Veginning

    At the first Spokane VegFest, you'll get a bellyful, not an earful
    • Jun 18, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • To the Point

    Melvins' Buzz Osborne doesn't care what you think, and he never did
    • Aug 26, 2015
  • Spokane Sounds Like...

    The music we're more likely to listen to than any other city
    • Aug 19, 2015
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Music


Review


Punk


Festival


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation