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Adele: Move Over, Amy…

Profile and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 23 November 2007

... and Lily, and Kate: there's a new star in town. Adele Adkins is only 19, but her voice has bewitched everyone from Jools Holland ...

Adele, Duffy et al: This Year's Vintage

Report by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 11 January 2008

Caroline Sullivan on 2008's big female voices ...

Adele: 19 (XL recordings)

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, 25 January 2008

THE ITUNES/MYSPACE revolution has speeded up the pop process to such an extent that a new act barely has time to draw breath before being ...

Adele: 19 (XL Recordings)

Review by Mike Diver, Drowned in Sound, 31 January 2008

STRAIGHT UP, that last single, the one about the pavements: belter. Bullshit, but belter. ...

Who's better – Duffy or Adele?

Comment by Laura Barton, Guardian, The, 4 February 2008

The national topic of conversation has shifted from speculating on the weather to a more pressing subject: the search for this year's Amy Winehouse. ...

Adele: "Her Success is Depressingly Inevitable"

Comment by Andy Gill, Independent, The, 5 February 2008

AS ADELE'S album sweeps to the top of the charts, it becomes increasingly clear that in the future, all our pop-cultural decisions will be made ...

The Great White Hype: Adele's 19

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, March 2008

SOME DAYS it feels like we've time-traveled back to the early Eighties, when every other month coughed up a new BEST WHITE SOUL VOICE YOU'VE ...

Adele: 19

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 26 June 2008

LIKE FELLOW CROONERS Amy Winehouse and Kate Nash, Adele Adkins polished her skills at the Brit School in south London – as good a finishing ...

Adele: 21

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, February 2011

ADELE ADKINS' retro-soul debut, 19, was striking less for her songs than for that voice: a voluptuous, slightly parched alto that swooped and fluttered like a ...

Adele: Academy, Leeds

Live Review by Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 15 April 2011

EVEN IF Adele Adkins's record-breaking 11 weeks at the top of the album chart ends on Sunday – and it looks like the Foo Fighters ...

Adele: 21

Review by Iman Lababedi, Rock NYC, 16 August 2011

I HAVE HELD off writing about this hugely successful slice of AOR for months and months because it didn't seem worth the effort. ...


Profile and Interview by Jude Rogers, Gentlewoman, The, Spring 2011

2011 saw a perfect start for Adele Adkins, a British singer with incredible international appeal. When her second album was released in January, it went ...

Adele: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Film/DVD/TV Review by Jim Irvin, Word, The, February 2012

Adele Adkins, USA-slaying superstar from Tottenham, plays the Albert Hall. It's being ordinary what makes her so popular. ...

The Girls Most Likely

Comment by Mitchell Cohen, Rock's Backpages, February 2012

SHE WAS ANOINTED, for sure. Behind the curtain, all the machinery was being cranked up for her debut, all the fanfare that was possible back ...

Why Adele Is The Pop Star We Need

Comment by Jude Rogers, Quietus, The, 23 February 2012

Adele is a one woman cash vache! Get off her back losers, says Jude Rogers ...

Divas and Anti-Divas

Overview by Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 22 January 2013

ACCORDING TO the Nielsen SoundScan, the bestselling album of 2012 was Adele's 21, which sold 4.4 million copies, followed by Taylor Swift's Red, which sold ...

Adele: TD Garden, Boston

Live Review by Maura Johnston, Boston Globe, The, 15 September 2016

THE CURRENT TREND of downcast pop – minor keys, lyrics drenched with bitterness, an overwhelming sense of despair – can be at least partially traced ...


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