Soldier Of Love

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2010
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44

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  1. MichaelU.
    Feb 9, 2010
    9
    Sade, one of the most consistent bodies of work by any group in the last 50 years. Remarkably still going strong.
  2. Nov 21, 2010
    5
    While their first few albums were certainly good, and their next two were undoubtedly great, this last one simply falls short. It just rehashes what they did with Lovers Rock. I guess they've finally run out of ideas.
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    Still the soul diva we got to know in the 80's. Her voice is strong and her lyrics certainly tugs at one's heart strings like in the past. Excellent piece of art.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. But mostly “Soldier of Love” presents Sade as a genre unto herself; after 25 years, she remains alluring and subtly rewarding, while still keeping the listener at a safe distance, as if she had even deeper secrets to guard.
  2. The release is Sade's first new material in 10 years, but the act hasn't lost a beat.
  3. There is gospel organ (Be That Easy) and a mid-tempo reggae-ish gait on Babyfather, but mostly Soldier of Love is as mournfully one-paced as previous Sade albums, with the same attention to texture and surface lustre but, alas, not to melody or moving autobiography.