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  • Summary: Despite the title, this is the third album for the young British soul singer. Raphael Saadiq produces, with Lauryn Hill and Common guesting.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. With the fast-maturing Stone gaining greater control of her powerful pipes and a recent breakup adding to the underlying sexual tension while stoking the creative fire, the craftily reconstituted 70s R&B concept works exceptionally well.
  2. 80
    [Introducing] contains her best songs and most relaxed, assured performances. [May 2007, p.112]
  3. Saadiq's production is brimming with horns and seriously in-the-pocket rhythm sections, but there are also enough hip-hop touches and contemporary arrangements to keep the tracks in the now. [24 Mar 2007]
  4. This introduction isn't all that different than her debut, since it still presents a promising vocalist instead of a vocalist who's fulfilled her promise.
  5. For all her undoubted talent - and only the unreasonably churlish would deny she can sing up a storm - she now seems trapped awkwardly between two diametrically opposing cultures.
  6. 60
    The over-shiny, repetitive beats and the carefree, happy-skippy persona soon palls. [Apr 2007, p.120]
  7. She has talent to burn, but rather than challenge herself, Stone has chosen to throw herself on a multi-million dollar bullet train to the centre of mediocrity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. josem
    Apr 26, 2007
    10
    This is an amazing album!
  2. AndyH
    Apr 14, 2007
    10
    I really enjoyed this album. I think Joss' vocals have improved a lot since her first two albums and she's starting to deliver on I really enjoyed this album. I think Joss' vocals have improved a lot since her first two albums and she's starting to deliver on all the promise she showed on those records. Her voice now has real power, and like Christina Aguilera, she has learned how to apply her voice to really sell each song and make it something special. The songs themselves are excellent, as you would expect with a good team of writers and producers behind her. All in all, a superb third album from a rapidly improving young singer. Expand
  3. JaysonJ.
    Mar 25, 2007
    9
    This album is awesome, especially in reference to her past albums. Most people have this negative view of her, which prevents an objective This album is awesome, especially in reference to her past albums. Most people have this negative view of her, which prevents an objective review of her music. That's a shame. Because in the meantime, you've missed out on a great album. Excellent production. So what if her accent is changing, she's only 19 - not the queen of England. Expand
  4. RHanks
    Mar 21, 2007
    6
    I really love Joss Stone. I think she is funky and of course has a beautiful voice. Her new CD wasn't what I was expecting from her - it I really love Joss Stone. I think she is funky and of course has a beautiful voice. Her new CD wasn't what I was expecting from her - it is lots of beats and rhythm, without the ballads that I came to love her for. It just so happens though that I was looking for a good JAM CD, and this is it! Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2011
    6
    I found it to be an enjoyable listen that didn't trigger any overwhelming reaction or emotion (positive or negative). Starts off strong withI found it to be an enjoyable listen that didn't trigger any overwhelming reaction or emotion (positive or negative). Starts off strong with three or four decent tracks, runs out of gas towards the end. Expand
  6. JorgeS
    Mar 27, 2007
    6
    I think there's a couple of great songs, but generally I felt a little bit disapointed about this, her previous album was by far better I think there's a couple of great songs, but generally I felt a little bit disapointed about this, her previous album was by far better that this one Expand
  7. JossStone
    Mar 19, 2007
    2
    Mis-step ---- The title of this album should be "Introducing Joss Stone's trials for American Idol!" Here she sings around the notes, Mis-step ---- The title of this album should be "Introducing Joss Stone's trials for American Idol!" Here she sings around the notes, rather than sings. We have guest stars and sampling of loops. Quick ..... steer away from mediocrity..... Expand

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