A Time To Love - Stevie Wonder
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  • Summary: The legendary singer's first album in ten years combines R&B, soul and hip-hop. Guests include Paul McCartney, Prince and India.Arie.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The melodies don't falter, and Wonder's unexpectedly and perhaps unfortunately influential vocal attack is as mellifluous as ever.
  2. 80
    Wonder has a genius for... emotional openness. [Dec 2005, p.157]
  3. 80
    Closer in quality to [his] five immeasurably influential '70s standard-bearers than anything from Wonder's '80s or '90s catalogue. [Dec 2005, p.102]
  4. As long as Wonder is producing and laying down basic arrangements himself, he’ll never be awful, which is a shame: like any lifelong charmer, he can stand to be more vulgar, or show some teeth, damn it.
  5. As always, his heart's in the right place, but his pop brilliance has dimmed to the level of mere mortals. [16 Oct 2005]
  6. 60
    Good enough that you barely notice Macca, Prince and the other obligatory guests. [Dec 2005, p.100]
  7. This is more a marketing plan than an album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17