Devotion

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2012
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 105
  2. Negative: 4 out of 105
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  1. Oct 6, 2012
    5
    All of these new R&B artists don't have the same soul feeling like early Stevie Wonder or Anita Baker. None of them have any stand out hits . I feel a certain weakness in their R&B where there should be solid hits. I have a yearning to want to like this music, but they are coming up just a bit short. Sorry...
  2. Nov 18, 2012
    6
    Jessie's music is very contemporary, relaxing and artistic, however I felt cold after listening to this album. I have to admit that some - if not most - of the songs are purely fillers. Some of the songs sound identical. This is a very elegant album but it lacks much personality.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    86
    The new songs on this already-strong collection only elevate the ceiling of Ware’s potential.
  2. Dec 7, 2012
    90
    If this isn't the album of the year, it's at least the art-pop album of the year, or the neo-sophisti-pop album of the year, or--beside Frank Ocean's Channel Orange--the alternative R&B album of the year.
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    83
    There's a youthful, warm energy emanating from Ware's vocals that enervates Devotion, making it more than a mere exercise in restrained, sophisticated sexiness.