The Art of Love and War

  • Record Label: Stax
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2007
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The Art of Love and War, on the re-launched Stax label, is as full-bodied an affair as this old-school-leaning, incessantly self-exploring diva has delivered.
  2. Stone remains impressive as a vocalist, an old-school soul with an understated delivery that's more hushed than histrionic.
  3. The strength of the album rests not on one aspect. From the dense lyrics spanning a wealth of topics to the perfect production, The Art of Love & War proves that Stone isn't going anywhere.
  4. The album is filled with lush, suavely undulating ballads that have Ms. Stone cooing quietly and intimately.
  5. This album is well-crafted and smart.
  6. Even though she doesn't get the same kind of attention as some of her peers do, Angie Stone is a supreme talent, and this album really shows it.
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  1. DonC.
    Jan 20, 2008
    10
    The CD is so much more then the seen critics are making it out to be. With her slightly different sound and the real meaning of the lyrics, The CD is so much more then the seen critics are making it out to be. With her slightly different sound and the real meaning of the lyrics, it is a powerful cd. Full Review »