Adele: 30 LP
30 is the first new music from Adele since the release of her third studio album 25 in November 2015. The album was produced with former collaborators Greg Kurstin, Max Martin and Shellback and Tobias Jesso Jr., as well as new collaborators Inflo and Ludwig Goransson. Adele on the album: "I'm ready to finally put this album out. It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life...I'd become so consumed by my own grief. I've painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it." The highly anticipated collection comes introduced by the sublime lead single "Easy On Me." 180g vinyl 2LP-set with printed inner sleeves and standard jacket packaging.
"The hallmarks of the British superstar's best-selling brand of pop are all there on her feverishly anticipated new single - the stately piano-and-vocals intro of "Hello," the extended chorus syllables of "Someone Like You," the subtle yet crucial bridge placement of "When We Were Young." And then, of course, there's Adele's voice, as soulful an instrument as exists in modern music, and the primary reason she's been able to transcend any trends that may be inhabiting the world whenever she returns to our orbit. Hearing that irreplaceable tone breathe the words "There ain't no gold" in the opening seconds of "Easy On Me" induces precisely the same goosebumps as "Hello... it's me..." did six years ago." - Jason Lipshutz, Billboard