KCRW Press Play: Adele releases ‘30’ after 6-year hiatus—an exceptional and consistent brand, says music critic

“She’s a stronger singer now than she was even a decade ago,” says Chris Molanphy, music critic for Slate and host of the “Hit Parade” podcast. “Adele gives you a consistent product…In the six years she’s been gone, there have been several cycles of pop music, and Adele seems to float above all of it.”