Love Is a Four Letter Word

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2012
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
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  1. May 26, 2012
    5
    Jason Mraz probably suffers from quite popular among commercial musicians disease - one season fame. So what that the artist has gained immense popularity due to the simple, but quaint "I'm Yours", when he can not maintain this level. "Love Is A Four Letter Word" clearly indicates that Mraz didn't have very good vision of the album and decided just to put dull collection of pop songs inJason Mraz probably suffers from quite popular among commercial musicians disease - one season fame. So what that the artist has gained immense popularity due to the simple, but quaint "I'm Yours", when he can not maintain this level. "Love Is A Four Letter Word" clearly indicates that Mraz didn't have very good vision of the album and decided just to put dull collection of pop songs in it, with the hope that they will repeat the success of its predecessor. Probably the only decent song on the album is - "93 Million Miles." Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. May 29, 2012
    70
    [Mraz] is taking the true-blue pop rock formula and expanding on it in ways other, less competent musicians fail to do in today's world of watered-down songwriting and formulaic radio.
  2. May 11, 2012
    40
    For a listener who's only been aware of Mraz by reputation, this is no instant-fix point of entry. It relies on past experiences, knowledge of what the artist is capable of rather than anything he delivers with consistency across these 12 songs.
  3. Q Magazine
    Apr 25, 2012
    40
    He's re-engaged the formula of sweet, James Taylor-ish vocals, lyrical inoffensiveness... and a laid-back Jack Johnson-like musicality where 5/6 embraces cruise ship reggae. [May 2012, p.101]