Stone Love - Angie Stone
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  • Summary: The soul singer's latest release marks her 25th year as a recording artist (she made her debut in 1979 as a member of the first female rap group ever, Sequence). Guests here include Missy Elliott, Floetry and Snoop Dogg.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. By sticking to a single subject, "Stone Love" lacks the range and ambition of her splendid "Mahogany Soul" album in 2001, but it is still a joy. [11 Jul 2004]
  2. She's the perfect '70s soul-funk mama, and lucky for us, she's stuck in 2004.
  3. 80
    Not as immediate as the previous two albums, this one takes time before its effortless flow, interweaving harmonies and low-key chords really sink in. [Aug 2004, p.102]
  4. Everything is balmy, modestly funky--and strangely devoid of outright passion. [9 Jul 2004, p.85]
  5. A collection of rootsy yet sophisticated, summery soul grooves, with the usual nods to past masters like Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack and Glady Knight, "Stone Love" is equally at home alongside the sultry, sassy R&B of contemporaries like Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu.
  6. Languorous to a fault. [5 Aug 2004, p.113]
  7. Sounds derivative and over-produced. [Sep 2004, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4