Honestly, I really didn't have any expectations of Adele's new album, but it turns out to be a stunning new effort filled georgeous tunes that will probably garner her a couple of GRAMMYs next year. Sophomore slump averted! My favorite tracks on "21" include "Set Fire To The Rain," "Turning Tables" and her breathtaking cover of The Cure's "Lovesong." Tears!
The album's first single "Rolling In The Deep" is gaining steam in the U.S. and is already a bonafide smash overseas. Producer Voodoo Farm gave the song a spin of his own by mashing it up with a little bit of Jay Z's "Encore" and Biggie Smalls' "Nasty Boy." Fantastic combination. This mash up is a tribute to the quality of Adele's original - it can be repurposed in a completely different way without losing any of its brilliance.