Sacred Love

  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2003
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sting's most adventurous disc as a solo artist.
  2. Not his strongest album, but another relatively strong effort.
  3. Q Magazine
    70
    Easier to admire than actually like. [Oct 2003, p.114]
  4. The radiant Sacred Love is a vivid and frequently gorgeous reminder that Gordon Sumner is first and foremost a talented singer-songwriter.
  5. There is some real grime and songwriting grit in these songs, that while outfitted in lush production, faux-soul effects and banal duets, rock harder than anything Sting has offered in ages.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    If you're a fan, you'll likely find this is a fine addition to his oeuvre; it's poetic, sophisticated, jazzy, and occasionally even funky. [3 Oct 2003, p.71]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. DinoM
    Dec 4, 2007
    8
    The evolution of Sting as an artist continues. As a Sting fan, definitely a must have. The lyrics on this album stand out the most for me and The evolution of Sting as an artist continues. As a Sting fan, definitely a must have. The lyrics on this album stand out the most for me and Sting really beings some situations to life perfectly. "The Book of my Life" is the song that stands out the most as it isn't beat driven, like most of the allbum is, but works well in "Never Coming Home" and with the guitars in "This War". Overall, a very "pop" album, but definitely worth the purchase for Sting fans. Full Review »
  2. VadimA
    Aug 23, 2006
    10
    This album is definitely one of Sting's best. Not as powerfull as Bran New Day, nor as touching as The Soul Cages, it shows the work of This album is definitely one of Sting's best. Not as powerfull as Bran New Day, nor as touching as The Soul Cages, it shows the work of a musician who reached artistic maturity. Full Review »
  3. AnneC.
    Dec 11, 2003
    6
    Technically not bad, but not great either. The production is lush but at the same time unambitious and unremarkable, which can pretty much be Technically not bad, but not great either. The production is lush but at the same time unambitious and unremarkable, which can pretty much be said about the singing, lyrics, and just about everthing else about this album. After awhile, all of the songs begin to blur together. There's no real urgency driving the music, and unless you are already a Sting fan you'd probably be better off picking up something fresher. Full Review »