Time - Rod Stewart
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  • Summary: The first album of original songs written by the British rock singer was inspired after completing and publishing his autobiography in 2012.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    To say it’s Stewart’s best album for more than 30 years may, ultimately, not be saying much, but it’s refreshing to hear him at the helm of a high-quality record, to hear him singing with heartfelt vigour, and--perhaps most importantly--having fun.
  2. May 10, 2013
    70
    Overall, it’s a hearty welcome back to one of Britain’s best-selling singers.
  3. 67
    Many tracks are fairly anonymous but ballad "Brighton Beach" and the anthemic "Can't Stop Me Now" serve as reminders that this is the man who brought us "Maggie May." [10 May 2013, p.67]
  4. May 6, 2013
    60
    The occasional glint of mandolin and fiddle fails to alchemise Time's glossy LA rock, or excuse some shocking lyrics. [Jun 2013, p.79]
  5. In place of the suavité we associate with Songbook Rod, we get a whooping, sequenced modernisation of 1970s Guitar-Rock Rod.
  6. 60
    Over production is a constant issue with these tunes, as Stewart (who co-produced) layers guitars, horns, backing vocals and too much of everything on melodies that, by and large, are strong enough to stand on their own in more stripped down arrangements.
  7. 40
    It all goes wrong later on, in a limp succession of ersatz disco ("Sexual Religion"), routine raunch-rock ("Finest Woman") and empty sentiments like "Pure Love", yet another gloss on Pachelbel's Canon.

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  1. May 25, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Ótima Supresa Igual Ao The Next Day Do Camaleão Do Rock David Bowie.
    Time Um Album Para Você Escutar Na Manhã.
    She Makes Me Happy,Can't Stop Me Now E Beautiful Morning Vai Animar Seu Dia. E I'ts Over,Brighton Beach,Time E Pure Love Irá Emocionar Você "Time" Tem Sua Merecida Entrada Para Os Melhores Albums De 2013
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  2. Jun 9, 2013
    5
    This could have been a good album but I can't get past the glossy production and studio-sounding players.

    Had Rod made this with Ronnie
    Wood, Kenny Jones, Ian McLagan, etc, and minimal production... now you're talking. Collapse