Aural Only: Adele

Admittedly, I was a little skeptical when Adele first appeared on the music scene. Her debut single emerged around the same time Amy Winehouse and Duffy began rising in popularity, and it left me wondering why so many damn white girls were trying to sound soulful.

Don’t get me wrong! I love a little “blue-eyed soul” every now and then, but it felt like the record industry had a new artist to push down our throats for every month after “Rehab”. There were a few hits, and there were a few misses. And it’s taken me way too long to realize Adele was one of the hits.

Seriously, if I had any doubts about this girl, they’re thrown out the window after her latest single “Rolling In The Deep”. Her vocals on this track are incredibly powerful and raw, and the visuals in the music video are actually quite stunning. Now if only the Glee cast would move over and make room for her on the Weekly Top Ten!

– Dewitt

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