Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 20, 2011
    70
    It could use a couple throw-you-around-the-room rockers in the vein of Turn Me Loose's "Runnin'" and "Knockin'," although some listeners will be so struck by the sustained high level of confidence and grace that it won't be an issue.
  2. Aug 1, 2011
    60
    Ledisi uses cliched song ideas as tropes and canned rhythms as instrumental arrangements while she sings about the importance of being true to oneself as a special person. Despite the seeming paradox, it works.
  3. 75
    [Ledisi] drops a healthy spoonful of sugar into her heady brew, though adding the odd espresso shot would have kept everything a little less drowsy. [24 Jun 2011, p.75]
  4. Jun 20, 2011
    80
    The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter takes a major leap forward with this vivacious, smartly conceived work.
  5. Jun 20, 2011
    80
    Fortunately Pieces of Me, the album, shrugs off this burden [of having the same title as an Ashlee Simpson's single], leaving Ledisi to revel in longing, pride and exhortation--and of course in her voice, a big, expressive instrument that stops just shy of strident.
  6. Jun 20, 2011
    75
    The deployment of cliched lyrics and programmatic rhythm tracks undermines her message of determined individualism.

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