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King Of Sorrow
I'm crying everyones tears And there inside our private war I died the night before And all of these remnants of joy and disaster What am I supposed... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Never before has the singer infused more mainstream rock elements (prominent strummed guitars) into her music.
  2. Lovers' Rock ranks among the finest albums of the year, as Sade, nimbly utilizing that distinctively smoky, vulnerable instrument that is her voice, weaves gentle yet insinuating odes to love and loss.
  3. The sterling set is signature Sade.
  4. While Lovers Rock is not any sort of departure from the quiet ballads that marked the group's first three albums, there is an element of freshness that aligns Sade with the current electronic music insurgence while still maintaining a distinctly analog outlook on love's foibles.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    One pretty song melts into the next; the result is an undifferentiated dreaminess. [11/17/2000, p.126]
  6. Lovers Rock is her first in eight years, and guess what -- it sounds exactly like Sade, heavily influenced by Diamond Life with a bit of Love Deluxe thrown in. Needless to say, it's also pretty damn good, because this smooth operator shrewdly sticks to the tricks she'd already mastered before turning pro.
  7. If there's nothing on Lovers Rock as naggingly memorable as past triumphs Diamond Life or Your Love Is King, then the refined ache and minimalist chic of By Your Side and Somebody Already Broke My Heart are persuasive enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
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  1. LindaRosales
    Nov 22, 2001
    10
    Nobody will ever come close to this girl's passion. The best CD this year.
  2. y.l.
    Aug 21, 2001
    10
    Awesome!!!
  3. Nov 21, 2010
    10
    Sade represents modern soul music at its best. With Lovers Rock, they recapture most - if not all - of their inventive genius made legendarySade represents modern soul music at its best. With Lovers Rock, they recapture most - if not all - of their inventive genius made legendary from their previous album, Love Deluxe. One of the decades best albums. Expand
  4. RogerS.
    Aug 10, 2002
    10
    What else is there to say? She's Sade. And the music is perfect.
  5. LouH
    Aug 31, 2004
    10
    Just Listen, once or twice, and you will be addicted for life
  6. PaulyS
    Aug 24, 2005
    10
    I have rediscovered this album and it means more to me now than before. I feeeeeeel it now!!!!
  7. Dec 4, 2017
    7
    Sade retorna elegante e com seu soul inconfundível, o que resulta em mais um ótimo CD cheio de sentimentos e no topo das paradas, porque elaSade retorna elegante e com seu soul inconfundível, o que resulta em mais um ótimo CD cheio de sentimentos e no topo das paradas, porque ela não precisa ser mainstream pra vender. Expand

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