• Record Label: EMI
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2012
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 16, 2012
    40
    Despite her undoubted vocal talents, she doesn't possess the authority to sell the bluster of her lyrics.
  2. Mojo
    Apr 19, 2012
    60
    Nothing here compares to opening track Heaven, Sande's ubiquitous 2011 hit, though Daddy attempts the same You Got The Love dynamic with less vital results. [Mar 2012, p.102]
  3. 50
    Original it is not--there's little here that couldn't have come straight off a Shara Nelson album--but she does write some fine tunes
  4. Apr 16, 2012
    50
    Disappointingly, Our Version of Events, with the exceptions of "Heaven" and "Daddy", is as flimsy and mushy as they come.
  5. May 9, 2012
    60
    A witches' broth of soothing vocals, swooshing 90s synths and computer drum beats.
  6. Apr 16, 2012
    60
    You can't help wishing she'd put her talents to more original use, not least because when she does, as on My Kind of Love, the results are spectacular
  7. Apr 16, 2012
    40
    Her album has a preternaturally middle-aged, middle-of-the-road feel.
  8. Uncut
    Apr 26, 2012
    40
    Venture further into Our Version of Events and it's clear Sande has in fact modeled herself on Leona Lewis with a series of sappy ballads bulging with lyrical truisms. [Mar 2012, p.89]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Jun 18, 2012
    7
    Emeli Sandé for over three years successfully marked her presence in the music world, but until now the Scottish artist has decided toEmeli Sandé for over three years successfully marked her presence in the music world, but until now the Scottish artist has decided to release her debut album, on which there was room for up to four singles. The whole CD is based on the soulful arrangements, accompanied by a characteristic to the R&B vocals. Despite the repetition of some themes on the album, the compositions placed on it are so vivid, so stirring atmosphere that can enchant the listener. Full Review »
  2. Jun 7, 2017
    6
    There's no doubt that Emeli Sandé has a once in a generation voice. So many of the songs on the album are beautiful and have quite the deepThere's no doubt that Emeli Sandé has a once in a generation voice. So many of the songs on the album are beautiful and have quite the deep meaning. However, this album doesn't go anywhere. The album is not dire, but the album is not exceptional. Nevertheless there is always room for improvement as shown in her second LP... Full Review »
  3. Jan 25, 2016
    7
    A brilliant album by an amazingly talented singer but with family members playing it constantly it begins to get annoying but first timeA brilliant album by an amazingly talented singer but with family members playing it constantly it begins to get annoying but first time listening to it I liked it and that is hard to do. Full Review »