Love Is The Answer - Barbra Streisand
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The overall effect is that this is one of the Streisand albums most appealing to her fans and her potential fans--which includes nearly everyone who appreciates a singer singing like she's lived every line of her songs.
  2. Not exactly galvanizing stuff, but the woman still sings like buttah.
  3. Streisand gives her trademark romantic-ballad treatment to 13 well-known standards.
  4. 80
    In truth, despite Diana Krall as producre and accompanist, this is hardly jazz. Instead, it's another nigh faultless array of ballads, immaculately dressed by arranger Johnny Mandel (a deluxe edition has backings by Krall's quartet.0 [Dec 2009, p. 92]
  5. At 67, Streisand’s gorgeous tones and powers of interpretation are utterly intact, and also front-and-center thanks to producer Diana Krall’s class-conscious pairing of her own understated quartet with Johnny Mandel’s velvety orchestrations.
  6. Nevertheless, the album is really a reprofiled Streisand set for her fans, rather than an unexpected ­diversion for jazz ones.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Oct 29, 2010
    9
    At such an age, she proved she is still here. Classic singer, classic songs, maybe only in winter can you really have the mood for enjoying this classic album. Full Review »
  2. TamirB.
    Oct 6, 2009
    4
    So very boring one cannot avoid falling into a ditch when listing and driving, be aware. Talented as she is this CD has no true extra value, the interpretations are so predictable the voice not as good as in the past, even the fans of the diva will be disappointed, please Mrs S, record something fresh and new already. Full Review »
  3. RickK.
    Oct 6, 2009
    10
    One of Streisand's best ever!!!