Title Of Album: 19
Year Of Release: February 26, 2008
Label: XL Recordings
Genre: Pop, Jazz, Soul, Acoustic
Quality: MP3 / Joint Stereo
Bitrate: VBR 166kbps / 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 43min 33sec
Total Size: 52 mb
WebSite: adele.tv | wikipedia
19 is Adele's debut album. It was released on 28 January 2008, the week after the lead single, "Chasing Pavements", was physically released. It debuted at number one on the UK charts on its first week.
The Japanese edition was released on March 5. As well as the standard tracklist, the album features three bonus tracks: "That's It I Quit I'm Movin' On" (Sam Cooke cover and "Chasing Pavements" B-side), "Now and Then" (Cold Shoulder B-side) and "Painting Pictures".
The Indonesia special edition was released on March 3. As well as the standard tracklist, the album features a bonus video for "Chasing Pavements".
01. Daydreams 3:40
02. Best For Last 4:18
03. Chasing Pavements 3:30
04. Cold Shoulder 3:11
05. Crazy For You 3:28
06. Melt My Heart To Stone 3:23
07. First Love 3:10
08. Right As Rain 3:17
09. Make You Feel My Love 3:32
10. My Same 3:15
11. Tired 4:18
12. Hometown Glory 4:31
You’ve got to hand it to the Brits committee. It must be hard to think of new
categories – especially when, over in the States, the Grammys extend to awards
that may well encompass Best R&B Performance By A Non-Asthmatic or Best Song
Recorded In A Studio With On-Site Organic Juice Bar.
In a genius coup, though, 2007 saw the Brits introduce a prize rewarding artists
for what they haven’t yet done but might go on to do. In three weeks, when she
receives the first Critics’ Award, Adele Adkins’s debut album will have been in
the shops for all of two weeks.
If we feel like we already know the musical territory where she resides, it’s
probably a post-Winehouse thing. Her nu-Amy status may seem a little too easily
conferred. And yet the cap fits in all sorts of unavoidable ways. The
street-smart London upbringing and the big ballsy soul timbre are both in
evidence. And, like Winehouse, there’s something emphatically unreconstructed
about her view of relationships. Like much of the album, Best for Last was
written after, to use her words, “I was cheated on”.
“Though I’m trying my hardest, you go back to her/ And I think that I know
things may never change,” she sings, confessing, “The meaner you treat me/The
more eager I am.”
In other words, she wants to stand by her man, but finding a man to stand by is
proving difficult. What recurs time and time again – especially on Daydreamer
and Make You Feel My Love – is its author’s appetite for the search.
A cursory listen may lead you to conclude that Adele has a voice way in excess
of her years. In terms of technical ability, that’s true. The instrumentation
seems designed to usher you to that conclusion: a dash of jazz bass, the odd
string arrangement that seems to take its cue from Massive Attack’s Unfinished
But this is really a series of cries from the bearpit of young love, and none
the worse for that. Indeed, no one has put words and music to the long, wet,
workaday Tuesday afternoons of unrequited love as well as she does on Crazy for
You. When, on Cold Shoulder, she sings “Whenever you look at me, I wish I was
her”, you feel like bringing her a mug of warm sweet milk and a saucer of
HobNobs, before trying to convince her that no man is worth this sort of
heartache. She may well agree. But would she believe it if you told her that no
album is worth this sort of heartache? Probably not. And, when you hear 19,
neither will you.