I note the pop singer Adele is getting a big push right now. Ya know what? Here's a case where the hype is fairly justified. "I'll Be Waiting" is close to awesome. At first I thought it was Duffy!
The pop music art is sustained by semi-retro throwbacks astute enough to capture the emotion of pop music's greatest period. Who realize that pop is about not technical gimmicks, but emotion, period. Now, if the same thing can be done for pop literature. . . .