LP1 - Joss Stone
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. 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 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.
  2. 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
  3. Aug 1, 2011
    8
    Cutting 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.
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 26, 2011
    60
    She's got soul all right. [Sept. 2011, p. 94]
  2. Aug 18, 2011
    60
    There is an occasional excess of histrionics, particularly on "Boat Yard," but her teenage talent has found a convincing adult path. [Sep 2011, p.96]
  3. Aug 16, 2011
    40
    Devon soul woman meets Dave Stewart, in Nashville. [Sept. 2011, p. 118]