Can't agree. The style of the Skyfall theme is far closer to an old torch song, which (IMO) reminds me more of the classic Bond themes - Shirley Bassey, Nancy Sinatra et al.
Chris Cornell's theme was really good, I admit - but I'm head over heels for Adele's theme. And I say that as someone who has never heard any of Adele's other material.
Perhaps we can just agree that the Dalton-era themes were positively the worst?
There is the problem. I probably can't go a day without hearing something of hers on the radio, television, etc. so I'm a little weary of her.
No doubt you are right about her theme being a throwback to the older ones, though. In terms of keeping the Bond feel, I would agree with you that she has the better theme.
I'm comparing them on a much looser basis. Plus, I'm a big fan of Cornell (so I guess I'm a little biased).
I think they are both great themes. I just prefer Cornell's theme.