Human

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Human Image
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  1. 70
    On a couple of tracks neither hard-working studio team nor visiting vocalist get it right, but the impression is of all ego finally set aside in favour of engaging musical honesty.
  2. Stewart is surely a fine singer, but not quite at that level of being able to make the phone book sound like a masterpiece. He needs the songs, and on Human, he's only as good as the material that others provide.
  3. 60
    Like John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, Stewart has done a reasonably good job of making his music millennium-friendly without alienating aging baby boomers for whom the occasional Tom Waits cover is adventure enough.
  4. Although Human occasionally slides into easy-listening soul, the still-spiky star delivers assured, remarkably smooth vocals throughout.
  5. Human is too glib and uneven to ignite new excitement. [2/16/2001, p.99]
  6. Just as Stewart's last major hit wisely spoke directly to his generation, Human unwisely seeks to plug him into the present one.
  7. Collaborations with Helicopter Girl on 'Don't Come Around Here', with Macy Gray on 'Smitten' and the loving if overproduced take on of Curtis Mayfield's 'It Was Love That We Needed' stand out as highlights but only because the rest of this collection comes with the words 'will this do' burned deeply into its flabby, bovine arse.

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  2. Jan 15, 2015
    9
    O Que Rod Stewart faz quando tem uma crise musical na composição ele contrata compositores,e faz o que ele sabe de melhor música passando deO Que Rod Stewart faz quando tem uma crise musical na composição ele contrata compositores,e faz o que ele sabe de melhor música passando de R&B,Soul,Love Songs a Rock seu estilo. Excelente Álbum
    Top Human 5 2001
    1-I Can't Deny It
    2-Run Back Into Your Arms
    3-Charlie Parker Loves Me
    4-To Be With You
    5-If I Had You
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  3. Rev.Rikard
    Dec 11, 2006
    6
    I am a purist, who can tolerate a cover only when there is something new to be added, a new twist that tickles the ear, all without violating I am a purist, who can tolerate a cover only when there is something new to be added, a new twist that tickles the ear, all without violating the original. As the owner of almost every album recorded by Stewart I admit that I love that unique raspy voice in rock. That voice grabbed my ear on "Every Picture Tells a Story" with the same ferociousness as say, Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee." Now the voice doesn't grab the ear; at best it makes the listener ask "Isn't that Rod Stewart singing CCR's "Who'll Stop the Rain?" It is the second question that is saddest, "Why is he doing it?" With only a few exceptions on this album my answer is the same, "I don't know; I just wish he was doing something else." Come on Rod, put back on the gold outfit (let out just a couple of inches), rare back and let it go!" When one has been given a voice like yours, make sure that your fans can say of your rock persona and its aging vocals, "You wear it well." Expand