Voyage To India - India.Arie
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  • Summary: The neo-soul singer/songwriter/guitarist follows the unexpected mega-success of her 2001 debut 'Acoustic Soul' with this 15-track sophomore effort.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. This new soul still sounds fresh.
  2. Voyage to India is a continuation of India's musical journey, a natural progression, the reflection of an artist's love for her art and its divine connection to life.
  3. It's a record that easily equals her debut, boasting better vocal performances but also better songwriting and accompanying production.
  4. A collection of bright acoustic guitars, sumptuous bass lines, earthy midrange singing and lyrics that often have the deep emotions and romantic notions of a teenage girl's diary.
  5. 60
    Much of Voyage to India is a soporific swath of happy-hour wallpaper. [#11, p.127]
  6. It's like you're listening to the same tempo and volume for 52.5 minutes when you really wanted a variety show.
  7. 20
    On her underwhelming second album, we realise how nu-sould would sound stripped of all sonic invention, mischief and sensuality. [Dec 2002, p.151]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 8, 2013
    I absolutely love this album. Well constructed and thought of. I am massive fan of the form of a song reflecting the content, so when I hear a song like Complicated Melody where the melody is so complicated she "almost cannot sing it on key", I will be putting that on replay for a week! The interludes of Growth, Healing and Gratitude really acts as home after really going on a voyage with the track list. My personal favourite would be Slow Down, as I felt that particular song spoke to me at the time I listened to this album and that is extremely rare for me. Truly phenomenal. Expand

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