Loved Me Back to Life Image
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  • Summary: The first English-language release in six years for the Canadian singer features guest appearances from Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 70
    On this album she’s singing with more rhythm, if not more clarity, than usual.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    There's nothing here that screams big hit–-but it's something better: the work of a diva who is comfortable in her own skin.
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    60
    Dion's cover of Janis Ian's rueful "At Seventeen" comes off less like a lament for childhood dreams that didn't come to pass and more like a lilting word of advice from someone old enough to know better, which is precisely the zone where the album excels: when Dion drops the act and embraces her manic, Hallmark card-brandishing guru of schmaltz.
  4. Nov 14, 2013
    60
    The finished product is almost a reinvention.
  5. Nov 4, 2013
    50
    She experiments at times with a more gravelly voice, suggesting a bid for more street appeal, but the overall effect is stiff and mechanical, minus the warmth for which she is known.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Jan 16, 2014
    10
    The album is impeccable. Even not being a success, shows how powerful she is. She's still alive my friends... alive and brilliant!!!!! ❤ I love you Céline! Expand
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    9
    A current sound, dramatic and exciting, without a fuss, but great, maybe one of the best album since Dion's A New Day Has Come released in 2.002. The best in years! Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2013
    9
    She has succeeded at updating her sound without alienating her fan base or sounding forced. This something that many of her contemporaries have failed at. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2013
    8
    Coming from Dion, the album was obviously going to be good and it does. The problem is I don't feel like she's giving out anything special. The sound is a little bit too mainstream, even for an artist as mainstream as her. It's very entertaining, but I was expecting a climax (which I did not get). Still money well-spent though. Expand