21 (2011)
ArtistL Adele
ASIN: B004P4S4NM

Track List
1. “Rolling in the Deep”
2. “Rumour Has It”
3. “Turning Tables”
4. “Don’t You Remember”
5. “Set Fire to the Rain”
6. “He Won’t Go”
7. “Take It All”
8. “I’ll Be Waiting”
9. “One and Only”
10. “Lovesong”
11. “Someone Like You”

GENRE: Pop, R&B

TEASER LYRICS:
There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch, and it’s bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare
See how I’ll leave with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do

SUMMARY: Adel’s second album is slightly more mature than her first album. Her songs are filled with stories of vulnerability and loss. This is Adele’s second studio album. The album has been on the top of the Billboard 200 for eleven weeks in the United states.

CRITIQUE: Adele’s vocals are are sultry and soulful. Some of the songs are soul influenced. Others show more influences of rock and pop. Adele shows her versatility in vocals and sound in her second album. Adele is referenced in popular teen drama shows like Switched at Birth. The songs of heartache and love will be easily relatable to teenagers.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Adele is an English singer and song-writer. Her full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She new at the age of 14 that she wanted to be a singer. She says she was influenced by the Spice Girls. She began sharing her music on MySpace until record labels started to take notice of her talent. She is now signed with XL record label.

ARTIST’S WEBSITE: http://www.adele.tv/

READING LEVEL: General Audiences

CHALLENGE ISSUES: N/A

DEFENSE: N/A

CURRICULUM TIES: N/A

BOOKTALKING IDEAS: N/A

WHY INCLUDED: Adele’s albums are popular with young adult audiences and adults. Her album has gained enormous popularity and it mentioned in teen drama series like Switched at Birth.

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