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Doug Brod: “She came up at a time right after Amy Winehouse and around the same time as Duffy. It almost feels like she’s filling this niche. Amy Winehouse hasn’t followed up her breakthrough yet. Duffy did, but [she has] sputtered out. Her second record, which came out last year, had no impact at all. So Adele has swooped in and taken on that mantle of the young white British soul singer. Honestly I think she’s great. She’s getting successful based on her talent, and it’s a credit to her.”

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.