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The sound of 2021: English music of this past pandemic year hasn't been all doom and gloom
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The sound of 2021: English music of this past pandemic year hasn't been all doom and gloom

If anything, the year has seen albums too short, songs too long, egos too big, and debuts too exciting, spoiling us for choice, and pushing us to redefine our own understanding of an album as we lumbered back onto our post-lockdown lives.

Ahead of new album release after six years, decoding Adele's appeal in an age of accessibility and overexposure
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Ahead of new album release after six years, decoding Adele's appeal in an age of accessibility and overexposure

Adele's paradoxical qualities — supreme glamour, salt-of-the-earth approachability — are key to her connection to fans, even after years out of the spotlight. Her new album 30 releases on 19 November.