Sincere

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2001
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    It's Cole's deep vocal tracks, though, that steal the show.
  2. In lieu of monotonous dancefloor beats, Cole prefers a more intricate soundscape, one in which pizzicato string flourishes freely caress funk-fortified rhythms
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    His attempts to make electronic music safe for the mainstream occasionally sound like callow crossover maneuvers. [4/20/2001, p.72]
  4. Despite the initial futuristic impression, Cole proves himself to be guilty of the same superficial high concepts that taint far too many dance music albums. Still, there's much to recommend here, especially when Cole sticks to the grooves.
  5. The very qualities that annoyed me about it at first - the "proper" musicality, the lack of rough edges - are what draws me to it now.
  6. Cole is a slick producer, dropping just the right sounds to impress fellow DJs and keep club kids doing the boogie fever.
  7. With the gleaming, self-aware production as well as both Danny Vicious' embarrassing rapping and Elisabeth Troy's overly soulful vocals, it's clear that Cole wants respect at every turn. Despite the consequences.
  8. It’s way too often here that everything new and interesting about two-step gets brushed aside for suspiciously lite jazz and limp mixes of dancefloor hits.

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