Once Again - John Legend
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  • Summary: The Grammy-winning neo-soul singer's follow-up to 'Get Lifted' was produced by Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Don't expect a derivative mash of smudgy, nostalgia-filching sounds, though, because despite its retro leanings, what's in store somehow crackles with currency.
  2. While Once Again occasionally slips from understated to sleepy, there isn't a bum track on the album.
  3. A timeless, feel-good album that could easily slide into your papa's Sam Cooke and Percy Sledge collections, yet still sounds contemporary.
  4. 70
    In short, Legend does for trad-soul what Oasis did for The Beatles. [Dec 2006, p.116]
  5. 50
    Frustratingly uneven. [Dec 2006, p.165]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15