Neil Young ramps up the feedback as he snarls out a solo album. Eric Clapton sits on his porch for a blues session with a few buddies. Robert Plant dismisses Led Zeppelin nostalgia and celebrates other joys of youth.
This has been the year of Adele Adkins. Her album “21” has won critical raves and sold eight million copies, more than Lady Gaga. So it’s the frontrunner for tonight’s 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, right?