In her sophomore full length, 21, Adele shows the world of pop how talent is crafted as she sings through raw emotions with a soulful drive and unashamed openness. Impressively, the title of 21 represents the age at which she wrote the album, yet despite her youth, Adele seems to exude more of a timeless truth within every chord and cleverly expressive lyric. She effortlessly represents a wisdom that travels far beyond her years through a dissection of pain and both emotional and musical growth. This talent is undeniably present within the album, which lives up to her Grammy award winning debut 19, with the acoustic simplicity of ballads, jazz-infused grooves, and an admirable devotion to love within each track's every lyric.
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