Yesterday I wrote about Duffy’s Rockferry. Another album that I’ve loved this summer is Adele‘s 19. Adele is also British — she hails from North London — but her sound is quite different from Duffy’s. Adele is much more a jazz musician than neo-soul or a throwback to the 1960s. Here’s a sample of her music, her first single, “Chasing Pavements:”

I first heard “Chasing Pavements” on Vh1. Of course the visuals of the video are eye-catching. It’s a great, creative video. But what really held my attention was the vocal. I like her combination of pop and jazz. The overall sound is pop, but her articulation and styling is jazz. It’s definitely very listenable.

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