• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2006
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. "Once Again" seems almost monotone on first impression, diminished by the middling tempos that weigh down many a ballad-driven album.... But peel back the layers of this suburban soul, and you'll find … more layers.
  3. While Once Again occasionally slips from understated to sleepy, there isn't a bum track on the album.
  4. Legend has grown by leaps on this disc, delivering a richer sound and more adventurous experimentation. [Dec 2006, p.88]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. BrookeC
    Feb 13, 2007
    9
    I lOVE this album better than the first! I think that he is really showing his diversity. My favorite is Another Again... but I wish I was I lOVE this album better than the first! I think that he is really showing his diversity. My favorite is Another Again... but I wish I was Melanie in Stereo! Full Review »
  2. ReubenF
    Dec 19, 2006
    8
    This guy is very talented. Unfortunately for him, his music is a little too adult contemporary jazz to be cool, but hopefully if he keeps on This guy is very talented. Unfortunately for him, his music is a little too adult contemporary jazz to be cool, but hopefully if he keeps on producing music of quality like on this album and Get Lifted, that won't matter and he will eventually get the popularity he deserves. I also like Common and Kayne West, who he has collaborated with. He needs perhaps to get a little more funk, and a little less jazz, into his sound. Full Review »
  3. RandyK
    Dec 11, 2006
    9
    This is better than "Get Lifted." It's new, it's fresh and it doesn't pander to the same syrupy sensibility that the majority This is better than "Get Lifted." It's new, it's fresh and it doesn't pander to the same syrupy sensibility that the majority of male "R&B" do. This is why it's distinct and will probably go down as one of his career bests. Full Review »