Adele a 'great thing'

Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the last six months, you can’t help but have noticed the meteoric rise of soul singer Adele. The north London soul sensation has been riding high in the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, while keeping her image as the down-to-earth girl-next-door. The one with the great pipes who keeps you up late at night with her warbling, admittedly, but girl-next-door all the same.

Now Adele’s record label boss, XL head honcho Richard Russell, has slammed the rise of ‘faux porn’ in pop music, and pointed to Adele as an example of how women don’t need to pretend to be wanton harlots to get the world’s attention. He also claimed that this mentality led to music that was ‘boring, crass and unoriginal’, and that the problem went ‘way beyond’ the music industry.

‘What a great thing, how amazing (the rise of Adele),’ said Russell. ‘Not only are young girls going to see that, but (also) the business people who are behind all those videos. It's going to make them rethink what they should be doing.

‘At the level it is at now, it is radical. It is clearly about the music and the talent and the things it is meant to be about. Adele is a good thing to be happening.’

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