- Released: June 24, 2008
- Label: Sony
Rolling Stone - p.763 stars out of 5
-- "[The album] shows off a vocal instrument that smokes the competition. Check out 'Cold Shoulder,' a lover's blues, produced by Winehouse's secret weapon, Mark Ronson..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.70
"Over crafty retro-soul arrangements helmed in part by BACK TO BLACK producer Mark Ronson, Adele croons lovelorn lyrics in a smoky voice much more mature than her 20 years would suggest."
Q (Magazine) - p.1054 stars out of 5
-- "Adele's songs possess an ageless classicism....These are extremely grown-up songs in terms of emotional scope and musical arrangement."
Clash (magazine) (p.62) - Ranked #38
in Clash's "The 40 Best Albums of 2008" -- "[A] mature, heart-stopping collection that defied her years with a gorgeous voice to match."
URB (Magazine) (p.88) - "[T]he acoustic ruggedness of the instrumentation appears significantly well-thought out and certainly matches Adele's heartfelt chops."
- 2.Best for Last
- 3.Chasing Pavements
- 4.Cold Shoulder
- 5.Crazy for You
- 6.Melt My Heart to Stone
- 7.First Love
- 8.Right as Rain
- 9.Make You Feel My Love
- 10.My Same
- 12.Hometown Glory
Personnel: Adele (vocals, guitar); Matt Allchin, Ben Thomas , Michael Tighe, Ben Thomas (guitar); Neil Cowley (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ); Jason Silver (keyboards); Sam Koppelman (glockenspiel); Tom Driessler (bass guitar, tambourine); Stuart Zender (bass guitar); Seb Rochford, Louis "Kayel" Sharpe, Pete Biggins, Louis Sharpe (drums); Liam Howe (programming); Jack Pe¤ate, Life Gospel Choir (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Tom Elmhirst; Loz Brazil; Jim Abbiss; Richard Wilkinson.
Director: Charlie Robins.
Photographers: Stephanie Methven; Josh Burton; Bao Nguyen; Rune Hellestad.
Arranger: Chris Elliott.