Introducing Joss Stone

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32

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  1. MattD.
    Mar 20, 2007
    5
    The CD has a welcome funkiness about it, but the problem remains her vocals. The songs aren't good enough to stand out much, and her voice doesn't make you feel the music like the best soul singers do. Try Amy Winehouse instead.
  2. 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 that this one
  3. 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 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!
  4. 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 with three or four decent tracks, runs out of gas towards the end.
  5. Dec 27, 2013
    5
    With Raphael Saadiq as a producer I expected this album to be amazing, but I was left utterly unamazed by the reality of what it actually offers. Other than a few stand-out tracks ("Girl They Won't Believe It", "Tell Me 'Bout It", "Music Outro", all of which are, go figure, co-written by Saadiq) the album is nothing more than average, with nothing to make it memorable or even noticeable.With Raphael Saadiq as a producer I expected this album to be amazing, but I was left utterly unamazed by the reality of what it actually offers. Other than a few stand-out tracks ("Girl They Won't Believe It", "Tell Me 'Bout It", "Music Outro", all of which are, go figure, co-written by Saadiq) the album is nothing more than average, with nothing to make it memorable or even noticeable. This is a shame, since Joss Stone is a talented vocalist, and should have songs that demonstrate this better. Expand
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. For the most part, Stone employs her remarkable instrument with focus and nuance on Introducing, and the result is an album full of solid pop-wise R&B.
  2. 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.
  3. Blender
    60
    There's nothing remotely original about any of it. [Apr 2007, p.111]