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Friday, July 1, 2011


Adele has the No. 1 single in the iTunes Top 10 list.
Listening to Adele’s rendition of “Rolling in the Deep,” her rough-around-the-edges style of singing reminds one of the writer John Cheever, who wrote with a certain ease but would occasionally appear to stumble and give the impression that he’s not quite going to make it work out the way he wanted to. This often elicits the feeling from readers that they could write just as well or better. But, of course, they can’t. Both experiences are similar to watching a magician who appears to be struggling while completing his final trick just to draw in his audience so that it is set up to be completely amazed when he finally pulls it off with a totally unbelievable flourish. Adele always pulls it off. No one can do it better, not even her fellow Brit Duffy.


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