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  • The Independent is quite upset about the Adele fuss, as if she’s the first artist to be hyped in music history. The paper has seemingly devoted its entire music section to dissecting Adele’s sudden stardom: Andy Gill is depressed about the “inevitability” of Adele’s success. Elisa Bray charts her meteoric rise. Also: what the critics say. Well, I’m much more comfortable with Adele’s success than I was about Mika‘s last year.

  • Amy Winehouse was rocking major cleavage as she met with Embassy officials to secure a U.S. visa.(The Sun)
  • E!’s already giving Amy a True Hollywood Story.
  • Following in Morrissey‘s footsteps, Foals are now endorsing Barack Obama. “If anyone is reading this from Florida, California, or New York, or indeed all the other states voting today in the democratic primaries, please do us all a favour and vote for Obama,” he wrote. “Foals are definitely for Obama.”(NME)
  • Yes, Jay-Z is the “black American” headlining Glastonbury. Whoop-dee-doo! Who didn’t know that a month ago?(NME)
  • Mapping Britain’s musical tastes: “Regional analysis of musical tastes suggests that the beat becomes more rapid the farther north one travels.”(The Times)
  • The Spice Girls apologize to their fans for canceling the last leg of their tour due to “family concerns.” How come they didn’t think about their kids’ schooling when they scheduled the damn tour?
  • Robbie Williams has severed ties with his songwriter Guy Chambers after learning Chambers was working with his nemesis, former Take That bandmate Gary Barlow.(The Sun)
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Filed Under: Adele, Amy Winehouse
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.