• Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2012
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 97
  2. Negative: 4 out of 97

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  1. Dec 8, 2012
    2
    I'm not sure what album the others were listening to - the one I heard has mediocre songs and performances and is incredibly overproduced - doesn't hold a candle to the great R&B or soul singers of the past - not even close to Sade!
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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.