The Love EP - Corinne Bailey Rae
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  • Summary: The Grammy-winning singer releases a five-track covers EP featuring some of her favorite songs by Prince, Belly, Bob Marley, and Paul McCartney & Wings.
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  1. Feb 16, 2011
    90
    It's a light stop-gap to hold fans over until Rae's third album.
  2. Feb 18, 2011
    89
    Bailey Rae's The Love EP is a short, but great listen with some of the finest love songs ever written.
  3. 75
    The British singer's brand of neo-soul is usually pretty mellow, but on this five-song covers EP she sounds spunkier.
  4. Feb 16, 2011
    70
    By all means, skip over the wan, pointless re-enactment of Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover." And put aside the interminable live version of "Que Sera Sera," a poor approximation of Sly & the Family Stone. What's left? A winningly seductive neo-soul take on Bob Marley's "Is This Love," released as a single last year. A sparse, lilting reading of Paul McCartney's "My Love." And a wild card, "Low Red Moon," by the 1990s alternative-rock band Belly.
  5. Feb 16, 2011
    60
    If nothing else, Rae is to be commended for branching out and trying new styles, but it's that final song that really makes this record worthwhile.
  6. 60
    While every cover on The Love may not be exceptional, Corinne Bailey Rae once again exhibits remarkable vocal and musical range.
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