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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
With just a couple of cursory listens to the few tracks that popped up all over the Internet through 2007, comparisons were made between Adele, the much-hyped brassy British songstress, and Amy Winehouse, the...much-hyped brassy British songstress. However, after a solid listen to 19, the first full sampling by the up-and-coming Adele, listeners are forced to throw all comparisons to the wind; Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone. Bluesy like it's no one's business yet voluptuously funky in a contemporary way, Adele rocks out 19 with a unique voice and gritty sound that dazzle endlessly. Synthesizing blues, jazz, folk, soul, and even electric pop, Adele...
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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
With just a couple of cursory listens to the few tracks that popped up all over the Internet through 2007, comparisons were made between Adele, the much-hyped brassy British songstress, and Amy Winehouse, the...much-hyped brassy British songstress. However, after a solid listen to 19, the first full sampling by the up-and-coming Adele, listeners are forced to throw all comparisons to the wind; Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone. Bluesy like it's no one's business yet voluptuously funky in a contemporary way, Adele rocks out 19 with a unique voice and gritty sound that dazzle endlessly. Synthesizing blues, jazz, folk, soul, and even electric pop, Adele mystifies through her mature songwriting skills and jaw-dropping arrangements. As the album opens with "Daydreamer," Adele's illusionary instrument -- over minimal sounds -- engulfs the listener with a gorgeous feeling of awe and wonderment. On "Melt My Heart to Stone" and the bona fide hit "Chasing Pavements," Adele allows herself to soar over the strings and power her way through these incredible songs. The upbeat "Right as Rain" is just wonderful, with clear Ashford & Simpson influences speckled all over it in an upbeat set. Nearly all the tracks seem to have been nurtured to glory over months as labors of love. What's simply awesome on 19 is its capability to capture the listener through mere teasing; Adele doesn't shout for attention, and doesn't rely on anyone but herself to prove she's worth it, in the same vein as Sara Bareilles, another heavily praised artist of 2007. The jazzy "Best for Last" is as retro as the tunes get on the album, yet it still manages to steer away from being boring or old-fashioned. The only awkwardness throughout all of 19 is the overly poppy galactic "Tired," which sounds as though it might have fallen off a Lily Allen track list, something that doesn't suit Adele as a musician. As far as artistic drive goes, it seems as though Adele is hoping to capitalize on the sounds of 2007 by borrowing elements of Feist, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and even, yes, Amy Winehouse; yet Adele blends all the artistic pizzazz of all those ladies into her own set of manipulative, glamorous wonder. Plus, as a terrific songwriter at merely 20 years of age, the Brit has so much room to expand her artistic dimensions into a full-fledged artist that it's no wonder most critics see her as the top new talent of 2008. This debut isn't an empty promise of a great career; 19 is a fleshed-out stunning portrayal of a young woman with a talent beyond her years who deserves immense credit for a unique style that never fails. A beyond stellar debut in both quality and originality. [19 was also released with a bonus CD.]
BBC Music Magazine
A genuinely touching, maturely considered and brilliantly sung opus that belies her titular age.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886973062425
  • Catalog Number: 730624

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Daydreamer (3:40)
  2. 2 Best for Last (4:18)
  3. 3 Chasing Pavements (3:30)
  4. 4 Cold Shoulder (3:11)
  5. 5 Crazy for You (3:28)
  6. 6 Melt My Heart to Stone (3:23)
  7. 7 First Love (3:10)
  8. 8 Right as Rain (3:17)
  9. 9 Make You Feel My Love (3:32)
  10. 10 My Same (3:15)
  11. 11 Tired (4:18)
  12. 12 Hometown Glory (4:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Right as Rain (3:27)
  2. 2 Melt My Heart to Stone (3:21)
  3. 3 My Same (3:01)
  4. 4 That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On (2:20)
  5. 5 Chasing Pavements (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adele Primary Artist
Stuart Zender Bass, Bass Guitar
Michael Tighe Guitar
Sam Koppelman Glockenspiel
Louis "Kayel" Sharpe Drums
Jim Abbiss Glockenspiel
Neil Cowley Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Jason Silver Keyboards
Eg White Track Performer
Pete Ray Biggin Percussion, Drums
Perry Montague-Mason Strings
Jack Peñate Background Vocals
Seb Rochford Drums
Matt Allchin Guitar
Tom Driessler Bass, Bass Guitar, Tambourine
Steven Holness Piano, Keyboards
Life Gospel Choir Background Vocals
Ben Thomas Guitar
Pete Biggins Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Will Malone String Arrangements, String Conductor, String Writing
Jim Abbiss Producer, Audio Production
Chris Elliott String Arrangements, String Conductor
Richard Wilkinson Engineer
Roy Alfred Composer
Dominic Morley Engineer
Liam Howe Programming
Eg White Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Matt Lawrence Engineer
Mark Ronson Producer
Phil Lee Art Direction
Rosie Danvers String Arrangements
Hege Saebjornsen Cover Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Wonderful, New Talent

    I had the pleasure of meeting Adele, briefly, at The GRAMMYs. She is the real deal and true to her craft. I highly recommend this CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Quite a talent

    This girl is amazing. Nuff said.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    What are you talking about?

    Her voice is amazing. If anyone's voice is squeaky and aggravating, it's Duffy's. Ugh, I can't stand it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Her voice also brings tears to my eyes...

    ... because her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Purely agonizing. The music itself is unexceptional, subpar adult contemporary. Avoid at all costs, or carry earplugs just in case.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I have only listened to the samples and seen the video "Chasing Pavements" (a dozen times on line). This woman's voice brings tears to my eyes. God has blessed her with a phenomenal talent. I plan to buy anything she appears on. Is all the great talent in the UK?!

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    Posted May 27, 2009

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    Posted June 19, 2009

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