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  • Band members: Adam Scone, Neal Sugarman, Rudy Albin
  • Summary: The fourth studio album from the funk trio of Neal Sugarman, Adam Scone, and Rudy Albin is its first since 2002's Pure Cane Sugar.
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  1. Jun 1, 2012
    80
    Soulful. Just fine. Tight. Smooth. You know, what you'd expect from these soul-soaked funksters.
  2. 80
    With each additional listen, this album opens itself up to being more than just an instrumental soul album, but one layered in blues and gospel, sunshine pop and the rhythmic groove of soul jazz.
  3. Jun 1, 2012
    80
    What the World Needs Now welcomes back a sorely missed S3 with all the rowdy joy intact. Nobody plays it like this.
  4. Jun 14, 2012
    80
    Once again breathing new life into an old form, The Sugarman Three are back to show us all How It's Supposed To Be Done.
  5. Jun 1, 2012
    80
    A standout. What the World Needs Now welcomes back a sorely missed S3 with all the rowdy joy intact. Nobody plays it like this.
  6. Jun 1, 2012
    70
    It all depends where you stand on the group's painstakingly retro, sax- and organ-fuelled sound. If you love it and go the distance, these grooves are simply mesmeric.
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