Today I'm featuring two British birds who, coincidentally, both have album titles that are in numeric succession.
Estelle - Free
You'll know Estelle from her 2008 hit "American Boy." But what many Americans don't know is that gem came off her second album. "Free" is my fave track from her first album, 18th Day. I love the clapping and overall exuberance of the chorus. Makes me feel like jumping rope on the sidewalk.
I kind of missed the boat on Adele last year. I heard the single "Chasing Pavements" and blew it off as not-that-interesting. But after seeing her perform at the Grammy Awards I changed my mind. I suppose that makes me an old dude, that I rely on the Grammy Awards to sell me on an artists. Anyhoooooo... how fucking cute is this song? A total 60s redux a la Wino, fresh for Spring. She's got a tremendous voice and I'm loving the whole album 19.
BUY IT! Estelle - 18th Day
BUY IT! Adele - 19