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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
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  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
    Classicism yields all the right stuff: alert sound with a lived-in feel, finely detailed tunes that shoot straight. [Aug 2004, p.140]
  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. Consistently admirable, but unlikely to get the charts into a tizzy.
  7. 40
    The first six tracks or so of Stone Love are as good a soundtrack to summer as you're likely to get this year... Thereafter it's an interminable sea of coma-inducing ballads. [Sep 2004, p.104]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. NseE
    Jul 25, 2004
    10
    Fantastic cd, strong contender for album of the year. Standouts include 'My man' which features Floetry, 'Come home (live with Fantastic cd, strong contender for album of the year. Standouts include 'My man' which features Floetry, 'Come home (live with me)' and the Missy Elliott penned and produced 'U haul'. Classy soul with excellent, passioned vocals. Expand
  2. BR
    Aug 6, 2004
    9
    Not as good as Mahogany Soul, but I love it.
  3. LMetoyer
    Oct 7, 2004
    7
    Throughly enjoyed it. Consistantly reminds me of what real "soulful" music sounds like. Not a whole lot of unneccessary oohs and aahs as is Throughly enjoyed it. Consistantly reminds me of what real "soulful" music sounds like. Not a whole lot of unneccessary oohs and aahs as is present in many female artist today. Sexy but not explicit (big plus for me). Title tracts "Remy Red" and "Cinderella" are supa hot!! Well done, Angie!!! Expand
  4. JulietaD
    Aug 3, 2004
    2
    This album it´s the same crap as any Rn'b album.