The 21 year old with the too-smoky-for-her-age pipes is flirty and seductive singing songs of love. She asks for forgiveness - but hardly begs. And, unlike so many young female singers today, she never resorts to vocal histrionics. On "Turning Tables" Adele is confident in her regret - believably sad, but learning from her mistakes. And on "I'll Be Waiting" she rocks along easily with a jazzy piano and a brass section. Save for a couple of so-so tracks, 21 is a beautiful album led by a singer with a pristine, classic voice.
Recommended Download: "I'll Be Waiting"