Rating: 5/5

You'd be a fool to buy into the argument that Adele Adkins is just another packaged Brit School graduate with a great set of lungs.

If you hadn't already spotted it on her stomping single Rolling In The Deep, this girl is something special.

And so is her second "coming of age" album, 21. Gutsy, rootsy and heartfelt, this album - produced with the help of maestro Rick Rubin - showcases one of the best female talents in Britain right now.

Out now

- Herald On Sunday / View