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  • Summary: The UK singer-songwriter releases her fifth studio album of soulful songs, produced by Dave Stewart.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
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  1. Jul 25, 2011
    80
    On LP1, Stone mostly imbues her songs with passion and energy.
  2. Jul 25, 2011
    75
    In a world where machined dance fodder, rap-deckled pop and lumbering rawk dominates, a genuine article of soul music-especially one where the thick bass, tumbling Wurlitzer and bright guitars set the tone-is a joyous noise, indeed.
  3. Jul 25, 2011
    70
    Her voice is a loose cannon; LP1 figures out how to aim it.
  4. Jul 24, 2011
    60
    Stone packs all the power you expect, but her control misfires enough for some of these tracks to never quite click as they might.
  5. 60
    Recorded over six days in Nashville with Dave Stewart, the debut release on Joss Stone's own label is, she claims, the first on which she has exerted total creative freedom.
  6. Jul 26, 2011
    50
    The result, surprisingly, is Stone's most conventional record yet: handsome soul singing, sturdy blues-rock arrangements, lyrics about refusing to cry oneself to sleep.
  7. Jul 25, 2011
    40
    While it's impossible to truly define what makes LP1 so frustrating, it's safe to say that through all the angry growls and snoozy pop melodies that color the album, believing is Joss Stone becomes increasingly difficult each time these songs are played.

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  1. Aug 1, 2011
    8
    Cutting down the overrated collaborations, and excessive production from her last two albums (Introducing Joss Stone and Colour Me Free), LP1Cutting down the overrated collaborations, and excessive production from her last two albums (Introducing Joss Stone and Colour Me Free), LP1 achieves a true Soul sound and feeling without losing a spark of pop that makes this album a great company. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    5
    I love Joss Stone, but this is not a good album. I think that she didn't take her time with this album. I hate to give her a bad review,but II love Joss Stone, but this is not a good album. I think that she didn't take her time with this album. I hate to give her a bad review,but I had no choice. Bad sound production, cracky voice, and bad music choices. I love her to death, but she CAN do better than this. Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Even the best songs on this LP1 sound pretty weak concerning Joss standards and I'm taking into account her vocals too, which seem too angry and raspy for my ears. "Drive all night" is a highlight but it's not even close to being a masterpiece. "Karma" sounded promising at first listens but it didn't take me that long to realize how frustrating it turns out to be with the angry atmosphere where she's singing unemotionally words like **** and flat rhymes. Then we have "Boat Yard"... and every other track seems too lavish, corny or forced. Sadly forgettable. Expand