21 - Columbia
FILTER Grade: 80%
By Mary Kosearas on April 7, 2011
With the expectation that 21 would blow us even further into the spaces of Adele’s left-hung-to-dry heart, it only slightly fails. Her sound is undeniably more mature than what you would typically expect from a 21-year-old, but tracks like “Don’t You Remember” make you wonder if the overall vibe is more mature than it should be. That being said, her voice has enough power, pain, blues and grit that even a small miss marks her above most of the rest.