Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 26, 2011
    60
    Like Sade, she doesn't possess a voice with great range, but she uses it well and smartly maximizes her talents with solid arrangements.
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    70
    It adds up to a record that's full of charm, but you wonder about its sticking power. Asa still feels like a tremendous talent who could stand to take more risks.
  3. Sep 6, 2011
    70
    So yes, it's imperfect, and it's frequently beautiful, much like the world itself, yeah? Do you see? Oh, too relaxed to care? Righto.
  4. Sep 6, 2011
    80
    It's a warm, inviting blend, with Asa's husky, lightly swinging vocals its focal point. It's undeniably cosy listening.
  5. Sep 6, 2011
    60
    The compartmentalization of its exotic elements confirms Beautiful Imperfection as a ploy launched at a specific target market, listeners who want to be gently and non-confrontationally challenged, able to enjoy Asa's spongy neo-soul with the stranger portions served on the side.
  6. Sep 7, 2011
    60
    Where her self-titled debut was intense and socially conscious, things are groovier now. [May 2011, p.107]
  7. Sep 7, 2011
    40
    Beautiful Imperfection is never less than easy on the ear, but equally never more than that either. [Apr 2011, p.110]
  8. Sep 6, 2011
    60
    Comparisons are inevitable, but take nothing away from Asa's own character. [Apr 2011, p.75]

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