Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics
Move over, Adele! The biggest set of pipes in the biz arrives to put her spin on a handful of "diva classics," and what a spin it is. You might expect Franklin to knock "I Will Survive" out of the park, but vamping over a remix of Destiny's Child's "Survivor" in the middle? Or how about the Andre Benjamin–produced "Nothing Compares 2 U" rendered as swinging jazz? Alicia Keys' "No One" gets the reggae treatment, and "I'm Every Woman" is spliced with a bumping version of "Respect." And then there's Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"—Aretha slays it, of course, then blends it with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" just to keep us on our toes.