• 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. By the measure of pure sound, It Is Time for a Love Revolution is a glorious feast of retro-rock pleasures--a feast of empty calories, perhaps, but sometimes fast food is more irresistible than a five-course meal.
  2. The best evidence arrives two tracks in: though 'Bring It On' features the soothing sitar of Anishka Shankar, it bashes its way through the speakers as though fueled by kryptonite. It is bad-ass, in a word. And so is this album.
  3. The mostly one-man-show of Time is another amalgamation of the vintage rock stylings that are his stock in trade.
  4. It’s Time For A Love Revolution, his eighth LP, easily ranks among his highest achievements.
  5. Not surprisingly, the lyrics lack any real nuance or trenchant insight, but the fervor of Kravitz's vocal, coupled with hard-charging guitars and battering drums, gives the song a visceral power.
  6. His infamous mane may be shorn, but the songs on It Is Time for a Love Revolution remain the same: guitar-heavy, psychedelic-swirly, and determinedly flower-powered.
  7. 70
    Kravitz's irony-free pastiches often satisfy like the best work of his rock and soul forebears; and considering his tastes, that's a remarkably high standard.
  8. It's what he does best; his musical past may be pilfered, but at least he treats it well.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  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.