To counter some of the inane anthems I've posted lately, I wanted to share this. I stumbled along this months ago, and I listen to it often -- particularly when I'm feeling a certain kind of way. I tend to move towards the more melancholy tracks from time to time and this is one of my favorites. Etta James' version is fantastic, but I think Adele does a great job of capturing the mood of the song and adding her own special spin to it.
I really enjoy Adele. Not many people can do convincing covers let alones ones spanning genre's. She's done Sam Cooke, Etta James, and of course, Bob Dylan on her album. If you haven't paid her any mind, you ought to. I love her. Sad to say, unless Amy Wino embraces rehab and a McRib, there's no telling if we'll ever get another album out of her. If that day never comes, I think Adele will suit my interests just fine. She's like Amy only with legal meds.
I can sing-a-long to it, dance to it at the club, but overall I'm pretty bored with contemporary R&B music and really hope the likes of Maxwell, D'Angelo, and Erykah Badu are serious about dropping new albums this year. One fashion of R&B/Soul doesn't have to replace the other -- things just shouldn't be so lopsided.
When it comes to soul music these days, it's mainly the ones over the pond staying true toe tradition. Ain't that peculiar. In any event, enjoy!