Spirit - Leona Lewis
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48

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  1. Dec 10, 2011
    8
    Yes the voice that brought you the magnificent bleeding love is also on all the other great tracks on this album. The ballards really are a thing of beauty, but she puts so much emotion into the more upbeat numbers that they too are excellent. An unmissable album for anyone who is a fan of female artists.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    9
    As far as modern female powerhouses go, I prefer Leona over Adele. Her voice has this silky, soothing quality to it, and the production of this record just heightens the overall emotion. One of my favorite albums.
  3. Jul 29, 2014
    7
    An outstanding and remarkable voice that weakens throughout the album because of excessively cloying lyrics that end up enclosing possible good material into unnecessary clich├ęs.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Her lovelorn ballads achieve a dullness to which normally only Americans aspire. [14 Dec 2007, p.67]
  2. It's a highly polished, professional sounding debut, with Lewis hitting all the right notes even when she warbles up and down the scale.
  3. Though the 21-year-old's faithful, capable rendition of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' proves that the timelessness of the song should remain unquestioned, the album's adult-skewed material sounds even more jarring next to two fresh new tracks, the bouncy and youthful 'Forgive Me' and urban club jam 'Misses Glass,' added for American consumption.