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Adele's new album 25 is out today (but you'll have to buy it)

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Andrew Frisicano

Folks who were hoping to wake up and see Adele's 25 in their Spotify and Apple Music libraries will be disappointed to find that the soul-pop singer's new record won't be streaming, at least not initially. That means to hear the record, apart from early singles "Hello" and "When We Were Young," you can either shell out $10 for digital files, or trek to a local record store (or Target or Walmart) and pick up a real-life physical copy. The disc is set to have the biggest opening week sales since ’N Sync’s No Strings Attached way back in 2000, with estimates predicting that upwards of 2 million copies will go in the first week. If all goes according to plan, that's a lot of shiny, plastic stocking stuffers—let's hope there's a new Discman in there as well.

Adele will be in NYC this weekend to play a pair of album-release gigs. First, she plays a supertiny show at Joe's Pub on Friday, which you will not be able to get into, presented by iHeartRadio. Then, Adele visits SNL on Saturday. Again, chances of getting in are very slim. Better to stick to the CD.

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