Adele's contribution to the Bond theme genre, "Skyfall" (Columbia), is unlike anything else she's done in her young career. It's self-assured and grand, drawing inspiration from Dame Shirley Bassey, while adding her own powerful phrasing to make it her own. Adele's style so far has been to downplay her massive voice with lyrics that are questioning and self-deprecating. On "Skyfall," though, it sounds like the diva point of view suits her, too.

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