It Is Time For A Love Revolution

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2008
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. As a blast back to the past, this is the best album Lenny Kravitz has ever made--a visceral, expertly tailored blend of late-Sixties and early-Seventies classic-rock paraphrases with just enough modernizing to justify the record's copyright date.
  2. Ultimately bogged down by spirituality, guitar solos and soppy ballads, this comeback should nonetheless win Kravitz a few hearts, even if he doesn't discover a soulmate.
  3. At various times on …Love Revolution, Lenny just doesn't cut it as a songwriter, a lead guitarist (don't even go there), a string arranger and, above all, a drummer. But the man can sing and for that much we, and he, should be grateful.
  4. From its title on down, It Is Time For A Love Revolution is spiritually interchangeable with his debut, 1989's "Let Love Rule."
  5. Vibe
    40
    Ultimately, he sounds confused--he wants to bare his soul and boogie on, but the boogie isn't nearly enough. [Mar 2008, p.97]
  6. Mojo
    40
    There's substance to 'Long Sad Goodbye's accusing lament for his late father and Vietnam's denunciation of the Iraq war, but Kravitz generally limits himself to muscular yet uninspired multi-instrumental expertise and sloppy-thinking hippitude. [Mar 2008, p.114]
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    As ever, there's not a hint of irony in the air. [Mar 2008, p.107]
  8. Uncut
    40
    A song called 'Vietnam' only reinforces the all-around impression Lenny is 40 years too late. [Mar 2008, p.92]
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. TomH.
    Apr 10, 2008
    7
    Better than last album, equal to Lenny, nothing new to the table and not a classic album, but solid nonetheless.
  2. AmandaH.
    Apr 3, 2008
    10
    Lenny Kravitz knows how to use his soul.
  3. RobbieC.
    Mar 11, 2008
    2
    Ugh, he still sucks, even when he tries really hard not to.