Smoking on the Cover

Ask Adele, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem or any high schooler: you can only be so cool without a cig in hand.  Sorry, Surgeon General, but you’re kind of a square.

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Best of 2010: Jamz from Ladies Who Aren’t Florence and the Machine

1.) “Get Some,” Lykke Li

2.) “Cold War,” Janelle Monae

3.) “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

4.) “Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles),” Jazmine Sullivan

5.) “Ride,” Ciara feat. Ludacris

6.) “Oh No!” Marina & the Diamonds

7.) “Boyfriend,” Best Coast

8.) “Hang with Me,” Robyn

9.) “Xxxo,” MIA

10.) “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry (HATELOVEHATELOVEHATELOVE)

Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
November 16, 2010, 2:11 am
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This is really good, right?  I liked Adele’s first album mostly because I think she has an amazing voice, but this song — “Rolling in the Deep,” off of her forthcoming album 21 — is kind of a change of pace.  The drums, the darker edge, the slow-build momentum.  It’s a more mature, full sound than her stripped down, fairly safe debut album.  Anxious to hear the rest.  All right, enough about lady singers on here for awhile now.