Today’s the day you can download Adele’s new album 21 in North America. Or buy it old school styles on CD. When was the last time you bought a CD?

This is Adele yesterday, in New York, arriving at Letterman before her performance. I woke up early this morning, ready to face the day with my banana and my oatmeal, and started it off by watching the video. She’s extraordinary. It seems so…easy. And it’s legitimate talent. No bells, whistles, nipples, ornaments, flying saucers, just a girl with a voice and songs that mean something. Even Letterman was slightly more effusive than usual.

Are you buying it today?

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