|Calling All Angels|
|Calling all angels I need you near to the ground I miss you dearly Can you hear me on your cloud? All of my life I've been waiting for someone to...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Somewhere along the line in his career, he fully absorbed his pantheon of Sixties and Seventies influences and began to sound like no one but himself. The confidence that results from that growth -- along with the knowledge that comes from having made records for fifteen years -- is apparent throughout this album.
Q MagazineCrass, brash, open freeway excess at its best. If only he didn't spend half the album apologising for them. [Jul 2004, p.118]
MojoTired and contrived-sounding.... Baptism? Craptism, more like. [Jun 2004, p.102]
May 5, 2013Maybe it's partially because I have a nostalgic attachment, given that this is pretty much the first album I ever owned, but I think theMaybe it's partially because I have a nostalgic attachment, given that this is pretty much the first album I ever owned, but I think the negative reception this album got is highly undeserved. It's packed full of infectious hooks, emotive lyrics & nice guitar riffs. It shows Lenny's unique combination of rock, soul, pop & R&B on a lot of tracks, but this is easily one of of his more ballad-driven albums, showing a lot of insightful introspection in beautiful tracks like I Don't Wanna Be a Star, Baptized, What Did I Do With My Life, The Other Side & Destiny. Meanwhile there's some great raw rock songs here too, like Where Are We Runnin, Minister of Rock & Roll, the soul-tinged Flash & my personal favorite California. Usually my reviews are longer than this but I really just wanted to make a case for an album I have a strong personal attachment towards given the absurd 4.8 average user score.… Expand
RhondaMcMar 18, 2005Awesome! This is up there with his best!
JaspervanWJun 23, 2005One of the finest albums I bought last year. look forward to seeing him at Rockin'park Nijmegen.
LaurenceHMay 20, 2004This CD falls falt. Maybe the only first single 'Where are we runnin' could have a minimum of interest... But, seriously, Kravitz This CD falls falt. Maybe the only first single 'Where are we runnin' could have a minimum of interest... But, seriously, Kravitz can do better. He should stick to P.O.D style, not his own.… Expand
UnclePeanutMay 21, 2004Lenny's 2nd straight subpar album... at one time I thought each new record pushed in a different direction but this is retreaded stuff.
LawrenceCMay 30, 2004NO WAY. This record was probably released to say ''Hey guys, I'm still in the game''... A shame, really. Stay away NO WAY. This record was probably released to say ''Hey guys, I'm still in the game''... A shame, really. Stay away from 'Baptism'. It sucks.… Expand
DevinBMay 18, 2004Lenny has and always will be nothing more than worthless pastiche. His covers sap the originals of any power or emotion they may have had, Lenny has and always will be nothing more than worthless pastiche. His covers sap the originals of any power or emotion they may have had, his originals are equally soulless, structured from the ground up as a poor man's Hendrix. Very poor. Lenny wants so badly to be iconic, nostalgic and anthemic, but with Baptism he's proven once and for all that he's really just prosaic and moronic.… Expand
Awards & Rankings
|Metal Box [Super Deluxe Edition] - Public Image Ltd.|
|The Early Years 1967-1972 [Box Set] - Pink Floyd|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|Singles: The Definitive 45's Collection - Sun Ra|
|Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings - Otis Redding|
|Box [Box Set] - Gas|
|The 1966 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen|
|We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|The Order of Time - Valerie June|
|A Seat at the Table - Solange|
|Fuzzy Logic [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - Super Furry Animals|
|50 Song Memoir - Magnetic Fields|
|American Band - Drive-By Truckers|
|Obituary - Obituary|
|Black America Again - Common|
|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|Kodama - Alcest|
|Forever - Code Orange|