19

~ Release group by Adele

Annotation

FIXME: XLCD313 + XLCD313X are probably pan-European releases.

Annotation last modified on 2012-02-05 03:34 .

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
19 Digital Media 12 XL Recordings XLDL313 634904031367
19 CD 12 XL Recordings, Remote Control XLCD313 634904031329
19 12" Vinyl 12 XL Recordings XLLP313 634904031312
19 CD 12 XL Recordings XLCD313 634904031329
19 CD 15 Beggars Japan (2006–2009 Warner Music label), XL Recordings WPCB-10049 4943674077731
19 CD 15 Beggars Japan (2006–2009 Warner Music label), XL Recordings WPCB-10050 4943674078202
19 (Limited Edition) 2×CD 12 + 5 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 88697 30624 2 886973062425
19 Digital Media 12 XL Recordings [none] 888880609571
19 CD 12 XL Recordings 88697 31859 2 886973185926
19 (expanded edition) 2×CD 12 + 10 XL Recordings XLCD313X 634904631321
19 (bonus tracks) Digital Media 10 XL Recordings
19 (Expanded Edition) CD + Enhanced CD 12 + 11 XL Recordings XLCD313X 634904631321
19 (Expanded edition) 2×CD 12 + 10 XL Recordings HN579CD 4712765162539
19 (デラックス・エディション) 2×CD 12 + 10 Hostess Entertainment Unlimited., XL Recordings BGJ-11052, BGJ-11053, XLCD313XJ 4582214504995
19 CD 12 avex China AVCD-24077
19 CD 12 Beggars Group BCXLCD313 9787798993042
(unknown)
19 (2018 Remastered Edition) CD 12 XL Recordings 42124LE

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Chasing Pavements
Cold Shoulder
Hometown Glory
Make You Feel My Love
part of: Music Canada Certified Triple Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Double Platinum Albums
Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2008)
Music Canada Certified Platinum Albums
Music Canada Certified Gold Albums
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000786424 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/28398 [info]
Wikidata: Q208902 [info]
Wikipedia: en: 19 (Adele album) [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/Adele/19 [info]
other databases: http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/146077 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/adele_f1/19/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/6pf9 [info]

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It's easy to get the wrong impression about Adele. She looks like another Kate Nash, all Top Shop dresses and haircuts that only a mother could love. And the fact that she's been a fuss on MySpace for a while only ups the sense of trepidation. Add to that a Later... debut which came filled to the brim with nervous caterwauling, and hopes for her album aren't pitched particularly high.

This is why it's such a shock that it's a genuinely touching, maturely considered and brilliantly sung opus that belies her titular age. Listening to it for the first time is the aural equivalent of walking into one of those oh-so-quirky little bars that you expect to be filled with bland scenesters and discovering that everyone within is friendly and they're serving the finest soul food to fill you up with.

Pitching up somewhere between blues, folk and jazz, she's included something for everyone without ever pandering to a particular trend. Her melodies exude warmth, her singing is occasionally stunning and, in the dramatic Hometown Glory, the spiky cool of Cold Shoulder (which is unexpectedly reminiscent of Shara Nelson-era Massive Attack) and the piano epic Make You Feel My Love, she has tracks that make Lily Allen and Kate Nash sound every bit as ordinary as they are.

That said, there is a note of caution to be sounded. There's a danger of the hyperbole exceeding the actual potential here: The Brit Awards made her their first ever winner of the Critics' Choice award and the BBC's Sound of 2008 list named her as the most promising new music talent in UK, while one magazine compared her songbook with Leonard Cohen's! While she is undoubtedly good, she's not quite worthy of those accolades yet, as her voice lacks a little soul and her songwriting a little depth.

Adele is a fine prospect and a genuine talent, but just like Amy Winehouse, who went to the same performing arts school, her brilliance will truly shine when she's a little further into her career – though hopefully, she'll be better at handling the astronomical fame that awaits her than the crumbling Mrs Fielder-Civil.

19 is a great start, a solid base to build a career on and a wonderful reminder of just how great our home grown talent can be. Just goes to show that the old adage is true – you really can't go judging a pop star by their cover.