Comfort Woman - Me'Shell Ndegéocello
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  • Summary: The soul singer's fifth LP is less political than previous efforts, as may be expected from a disc that lists three tracks titled "Love Song."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. A perfect commingling of the spirits of dub reggae and mid-'70s soul and groove jazz.... NdegeOcello's finest moment on record thus far.
  2. 90
    She's made her Marvin Gaye album, a sweet collection of dreamy, reggae-kissed gems. [Dec 2003, p.86]
  3. In austere style and apolitical theme, it's similar to Ndegocello's 1996 outing Bitter, but this is the work of an older, wiser woman who can view that album's romantic failures within a bigger picture.
  4. 70
    A sensual, sumptuous overload. [Jan 2004, p.116]
  5. Unfortunately, most of the songs... are simply retreads of past works, with only the occasional fresh perception.
  6. 60
    Though Comfort Woman does not match the rebellion of past efforts, its overall joy is infectious. [Dec 2003, p.214]
  7. The last adjective that could ever describe NdegeOcello's music is "dull," but that's just the damnation to apply to the new Comfort Woman, along with "inexplicable," "meandering," and "inexplicably meandering."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7