Heaven - Rebecca Ferguson
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 29, 2012
    100
    It is not reinventing the pop wheel but everything is done with an appealing combination of taste and passion.
  2. 91
    The soul chanteuse unspools 11 gorgeous tracks. [1/8 Jun 2012, p.117]
  3. May 29, 2012
    80
    [An] impressive debut album.
  4. May 29, 2012
    80
    Heaven is a tantalising glimpse at just how brilliantly amazing Rebecca can be when she wants to be.
  5. 80
    This is a mature and polished debut, and if you thought Adele was a decent vocalist, you should listen to this girl.
  6. May 29, 2012
    80
    Ferguson is no innovator, but her voice makes the world a slightly nicer place.
  7. 80
    An album, that restores to R&B some of the adult concerns that powered the genre through its '70s golden era.
  8. May 29, 2012
    80
    Tugging profoundly on bittersweet 60s soul and Motown, Heaven is a fine album.
  9. May 29, 2012
    80
    2011's Heaven is a stylish, expertly produced contemporary R&B and pop album that showcases Ferguson's emotive, soulful voice.
  10. Ferguson's smoky tones recall the young Aretha Franklin at her more restrained, [but] it's all ever so slightly boring.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 3, 2013
    7
    A nice debut album from Rebecca with some really nice tracks. 'Nothing's Real But Love' lead the album but surprisngly there are better songs on there, as well as on the deluxe edition also. Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2012
    10
    This album just sounds so great. It's like so hard for me to choose a single track that I don't like. Flawless, even better than Adele or Amy Winehouse IMO. :D Full Review »
  3. 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... Full Review »