A Time To Love

  • Record Label: Motown
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2005
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    These toothless, '80s-embalmed tracks... are the aural equivalent of Sleepytime tea. [28 Oct 2005, p.87]
  2. Almost half of the fifteen songs recall Wonder at his prime.
  3. It sounds better than any album that begins with background vocalists crooning "Moooo…moo-moo-moooo" probably has any right to, and contains at least a couple lo-fi AC ballad keepers.
  4. The New York Times
    50
    There are moments on the album with too many bland and anonymous pop chord progressions...Yet here and there the idiosyncratic, headstrong musician emerges. [17 Oct 2005]
  5. Uncut
    60
    Good enough that you barely notice Macca, Prince and the other obligatory guests. [Dec 2005, p.100]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. jyotirmayad
    Feb 24, 2006
    10
    I don't know what the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times mean when they say his "brilliance has dimmed" or that his new CD "sounds I don't know what the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times mean when they say his "brilliance has dimmed" or that his new CD "sounds bland" -- maybe THEY have been in dim and bland offices, in front of the computer for too long unable to recognize good pop/soul music when they hear it? Stevie has some songs here that I think, dare I say it?, sound BETTER than a few on Talking Book. So stop being so mental and just kick back and groove to Stevie's renewed life, soulful voice, romantic grooves and melodies and be glad for it! Full Review »
  2. T
    Jan 15, 2006
    0
    people even consider this "music" ?
  3. Jay
    Dec 19, 2005
    10
    This album has some of the most wonderful heartfelt lyrics I have ever heard a person sing, the songs are truly wonderful, its well on par to This album has some of the most wonderful heartfelt lyrics I have ever heard a person sing, the songs are truly wonderful, its well on par to be his best album and is far too under-rated, All my family have gone and bought this listening to it at my house. Thank goodness this truly wonderful singer, songwriter, artist was part of my generation. There is not one song on this album that is poor and Id rather my children and myself for the matter listen to a heartfelt album about love than these rap artists breeding hate songs. You name me an artist who can write hit songs, play the drums, keyboard, harmonica etc and give outthe right message? My main man Stevie Full Review »