Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  5. Jun 1, 2012
    80
    Soulful. Just fine. Tight. Smooth. You know, what you'd expect from these soul-soaked funksters.
  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.

There are no user reviews yet.