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. 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 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 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
  2. YoYoS
    Mar 21, 2007
    9
    This album is a welcome dose of funky retro soul/r&b/pop after her last two albums - not that they were bad, in actual fact I loved them, but this new sound is a lot more fun, without the worry that you might start singing along to it on your iPod in a public place. So there may not be many memorable hooks. So? Her exceptional, smoky voice pulls it off.
  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 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.
  4. MichaelC
    Mar 28, 2007
    8
    Very good album. It took a few listens to come around, but overall it's a keeper. Good to see Joss is not getting stuck in the mode of her past two albums. Nice dose of funkiness.
  5. josem
    Apr 26, 2007
    10
    This is an amazing album!
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]