Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. It seems as though Franti's writing has morphed into messages of peace, love, and personal empowerment without context -- which doesn't make the songs bad per se, just closer to average.
  2. Uncut
    40
    "Never Too Late" sounds like an unhappy mix of Randy Newman and Arrested Development, and sometimes Franti sounds like a clap-happy Seal. [Jul 2003, p.130]
  3. Vibe
    60
    Delivers a spiritual and political message that's both sensual and relevant. [Oct 2003, p.185]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. DaveR
    Sep 1, 2004
    8
    being one of my favorite artists, I could'nt wait for the follow up to the truly inspiring "stay human". although there's still being one of my favorite artists, I could'nt wait for the follow up to the truly inspiring "stay human". although there's still nobody that comes close to Franti in combining music, lyrics and awareness (and if there is - please let me know), I thought this album sometimes crossed the delicate line between good-natured-yet-aware and emotional-sentimental-mushy. still, MF is a real MF. Full Review »
  2. anepiphany
    Jan 22, 2004
    9
    lush and lovely and meaningful
  3. MikeM
    Nov 23, 2003
    9
    Yet another great album from the most criminally ignored artist(s) of the last 10 years.