Articles tagged adele

The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.

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1 May 2013 // 11:05 PM

Alice Russell: To Dust

Fifth solo album from authentic soul diva Alice Russell deserves to see her claim her rightful place in the vanguard of the current female singer-songwriter explosion.

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10 Apr 2013 // 6:00 AM

Someone like Adele: ZZ Ward

For listeners aching to hear more blues-inflected female pop à la Adele, look no further than this rising American singer-songwriter.

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What James Bond Can’t Teach You About British Music History

If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll 101: How to Handle a Dead Young Rock Star

In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death, record industry types and music journalists dusted off their Rock 'n' Roll 101 handbooks, revisiting the chapter on how to report on a Young Rock Star's death. Has it been handled any differently this time around than in the past?

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19 Jul 2011 // 5:55 AM

Adele’s ‘21’ passes 1 million digital downloads in U.S.

LOS ANGELES — Adele’s chart reign continues, and it’s looking like her rescheduled tour dates have turned out to be something of a blessing,

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23 Jun 2011 // 9:30 AM

Adele Is on a Roll and on Tour (‘21’ Video Collection)

British singer Adele’s second album 21 has been the #1 album in the US for 10 weeks, whereas in the UK, the record has been at #1 longer

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22 Feb 2011 // 10:00 PM

Adele: 21

The shining light of the current generation of young British female singers hires a bank of producers and co-writers to help out with her sophomore release, and gets predictably uneven results.

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Adele performs a song about my favorite place on the planet (London) in unplugged fashion for MTV.

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Just when you thought you had the Grammy Awards figured out, Herbie Hancock came out of nowhere to win album of the year last February.

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Front-runner for a best-new-artist Grammy is also adept at running her mouth

Like Amy Winehouse a year ago, Adele is a young, big-haired, R&B-tinged British pop singer who’s a Grammy favorite even though she’

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30 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Adele: 19

Young heartache never sounded as beautiful as it does through the sounds of England's latest R&B export's gorgeous debut LP.

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14 May 2008 // 4:23 AM

One-name wonders vie to be the next Amy Winehouse

Who will be this year’s Amy Winehouse? Nobody, that’s who. Smoky-voiced, beehive-hairdo’d, tabloid train-wreck retro-R&B singers who write powerfully revealing,

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