Soul Time! - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 100
    Soul Time! is a near-perfect expression of retro-soul style that grips from its opening bars.
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    The exceptional musicianship and impeccable vocals may not be to everyone's taste, but for 40 very happy minutes, you can revel in SJDK's very discrete world.
  3. Jan 12, 2012
    A whirl of young Tina Turner energy and powerful, expressive vintage soul vocals. [Dec. 2011 p. 98]
  4. Dec 16, 2011
    Despite being a collection of stuff tossed outside the medium of a proper album, Soul Time! is remarkably and thoroughly consistent, and anyone familiar with Jones will be left craving for even further remainders.
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    Soul Time! is another thrilling homage to the glory days of Motown and Stax. [Dec 2011, p.87]
  6. Nov 14, 2011
    It could be argued that Soul Time! itself is nothing new within the Dap-Kings catalogue, made up as it is of old tunes (Longer And Stronger, for instance, was written to celebrate Jones's 50th birthday in 2006), but these favourite oldies are collected here for the first time, and that's really something.
  7. Nov 14, 2011
    Even if the production job by Dap-Kings' frontman/bassist/chief songwriter Bosco Mann is too pristine, there is a crackle in the band's playing that, in the best songs, fans to a full-scale blaze.
  8. Dec 15, 2011
    To hard-hitting R&B and funk akin to God Foot-era James Brown, Jones can strip paint and soothe with equal aplomb. [Dec. 2011 p. 129]

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