Oh you crazy brits do it again! Adele Adkins is the new soul savvy star to hit our American ears with a wave of smiles and feel good-ness that could only be described by the same feeling that you have when driving in the rain and kissing at every red light. Every new song is a kiss in rain. If you are a fan of the comparable Amy Winehouse then you will think this album is too soft or just right, like a cigarette with espresso. Either way Adele kicks the heart with a jump start of feeling that you can only find in a few things that life has to offer, the first of them being a fresh breath of cold air. I give her 4 out of 5 stars; 1/2 a star simply because she makes me smile.