Love Is The Answer

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2009
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28

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  1. ScooterC.
    Oct 5, 2009
    2
    Always will love the Babs, but give me Diana Krall instead! The album is on Quaaludes and Xanax, nothing stands out, and I do mean nothing. Barbra is flat in some songs and while the pared down arrangements are good for singers like Krall, it doesn't work for Ms. Streisand's big voice and even bigger interpretations. Sorry, no me gusta!
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. Streisand gives her trademark romantic-ballad treatment to 13 well-known standards.
  3. 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.