Evolver

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13

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  1. EnzoP
    Oct 31, 2008
    7
    Great vocal performances, good productions, but some lyrics do not sound so interesting if sang by a 30 year-old man: John's better when he sings about love.
  2. ChrisB
    Oct 31, 2008
    10
    Great album!
  3. Phil
    Apr 25, 2009
    10
    Great vocals, that's why I give JL a 10. Can you sing like this? He is up there with Phillip Baily and Maynard J. K.
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Easily the least accomplished of his albums, Evolver is nonetheless a refreshing change of sorts, for all its faults, at least as far as missteps are concerned.
  2. Legend's voice remains beyond reproach, but for a guy who's an oasis of style and soul in a sea of synthetic, robo-call R&B, at times it seems like he's playing catch-up.
  3. The makeover works for the most part--even if there's something a little absurd about hearing him proposition a platonic friend ('Cross the Line') or someone he's met moments before ('Quickly') in that barbershop-quartet croon.