Human

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2001
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. 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 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 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." Collapse
  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 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
  3. Jul 20, 2015
    9
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Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Just as Stewart's last major hit wisely spoke directly to his generation, Human unwisely seeks to plug him into the present one.
  2. Human is the sound of an artist painfully trying to sound modern but -- by trying to sound fresh -- sounding older than he ever has.
  3. 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.