Once Again - John Legend
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

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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
  1. algunac
    Dec 8, 2006
    10
    The new album sounds totally different, yet it's still some of the best music out there. Once Again is a great CD. It shows his maturity The new album sounds totally different, yet it's still some of the best music out there. Once Again is a great CD. It shows his maturity in the music industry, which I believe is greatly needed. Expand
  2. WayneF
    Nov 9, 2006
    10
    One of the most satisfying albums I've ever heard. John perfectly blends old and new-school to create an album with a sound that manages One of the most satisfying albums I've ever heard. John perfectly blends old and new-school to create an album with a sound that manages to satisfy the motown-crowd as well as the younger generation, while also managing to not sound monotonous. Expand
  3. JordanD
    Dec 7, 2006
    10
    A perfect mix of sophisticated R&B/Soul with Pop. Deemed the new Marvin Gaye by many and justly so. Recommend PDA (We Just Dont Care) and Slow Dance.
  4. JC
    Oct 25, 2006
    9
    This album is great! Great singing and great use of instruments.
  5. PeterL
    Oct 27, 2006
    9
    Very good album with a lot of soulful and catchy songs. Personal favorites are Save Room, PDA (We Just Dont Care), and Where Did She Go. Very good album with a lot of soulful and catchy songs. Personal favorites are Save Room, PDA (We Just Dont Care), and Where Did She Go. Definitely recommend this album! Expand
  6. TONYB
    Oct 25, 2006
    9
    Really smooth
  7. LucaP
    Oct 24, 2006
    3
    the best is the first.i dont like this,only few tracks is good than nothing.

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