Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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
    Classicism yields all the right stuff: alert sound with a lived-in feel, finely detailed tunes that shoot straight. [Aug 2004, p.140]
  4. 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]
  5. This is her most focused and accomplished full-length to date.
  6. Stone's soulful, sassy vocals are once again the centerpiece of another well-crafted effort.
  7. Everything is balmy, modestly funky--and strangely devoid of outright passion. [9 Jul 2004, p.85]
  8. 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.
  9. Consistently admirable, but unlikely to get the charts into a tizzy.
  10. Languorous to a fault. [5 Aug 2004, p.113]
  11. Stone Love... spreads it thick with bells, harps, string sections and expert evocations of grooviness. These affectations are starting to swallow up her talent.
  12. Sounds derivative and over-produced. [Sep 2004, p.123]
  13. 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]
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. 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!!! Full Review »
  2. BR
    Aug 6, 2004
    9
    Not as good as Mahogany Soul, but I love it.
  3. JulietaD
    Aug 3, 2004
    2
    This album it´s the same crap as any Rn'b album.