News

Feb 08, 2016

The Harlem Globetrotters showed up at the offices of the A.V. Club and did some basketball tricks for the staff. Tweedy (aka Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer) were about to embark on a cover of Adele's "Hello" for A.V. Club's Undercover series when the Globetrotters crashed their session.  More

Oct 23, 2015

Adele confirmed this week that her long-awaited new album, 25, was coming out on November 20 via XL Recordings. Now she has shared the album's first single and opening track, fittingly titled "Hello," via its video. Xavier Dolan directed the sepia-toned clip, which co-stars actor Tristan Wilds (The Wire). Watch it below. More

Jul 19, 2011

Today the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist was announced. We have the full list.  More



Reviews

25

25

XL

Dec 07, 2015

Adele draws droves of music lovers with her ballads, and her latest single, "Hello," is even more magnetic than her ubiquitous 2011 hit "Someone Like You." Indeed, the British pop-soul queen's latest plaintive chart topperwhich serves as the opening track for her third album, 25has a chorus that soars higher, lyrics of dashed love that dig deeper, and a production quality that's infinitely more textured than the deliberately sparse piano accompaniment of "Someone Like You."   More

21

21

Columbia

Mar 31, 2011

If Adele ever has a successful relationship, that could be the end of her musical career. Luckily for her listeners, she seems really bad at picking partners. A terrible relationship gave her material for her critically acclaimed, award-winning debut, 19. A good—but now ended—relationship has given her its successor, the already critically acclaimed and likely soon to be award-winning 21. More