Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship Image
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  • Summary: The neo-soul singer-songwriter's belated third album includes a cover of Don Henley's "The Heart of the Matter."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. All of it works, and works wondrously.
  2. If you're not turned off by earnest expressions of self-righteousness set to comforting folk-tinged R&B, then Testimony just may be your cup of decaffeinated jasmine tea.
  3. The sentiments are so genuine and earnest, it's hard to fault Arie for this gauzy blend of New Age-y self-help babble and sunny, plucky folk. [10 Aug 2006, p.98]
  4. Sounds like an even less energetic Alicia Keys. [24 Jun 2006, p.43]
  5. 40
    Lacking the wit and lyrical dexterity of a Jill Scott or the raw power of Angie Stone, the songs can feel airless and unengaged. [Sep 2006, p.98]
  6. 30
    Finds her plumbing new depths of pomposity. [Aug 2006, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18