• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2007
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Slapping a brand new bag on these pasty-white-dude tunes more often bombs than not.
  2. Version is proof that you can’t just slap a bunch of horns and old-time R&B beats on rock songs and turn them into soul songs.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Jul 30, 2013
    7
    Version has a handful of very clever interpretations with Amy Winehouse's appearance being the standout highlight of the record. Valerie notVersion has a handful of very clever interpretations with Amy Winehouse's appearance being the standout highlight of the record. Valerie not only launched this record but strangely enough, its probably the song Winehouse is most famous for as well. On the plus side the record is bursting with variety and style and its obvious that the artist is a produced by trade. On the other side, while there are no real bad moments on the record, there are just too many tracks that are simply inoffensive and unmoving. The first few listens are the best after which you will just want to listen to the originals of all of these tracks. Full Review »
  2. DanB.
    Oct 21, 2007
    6
    Pleasant. Unnecessary. The version of The Only One I Know is... not as good as the original, no matter how you slice it.
  3. elmo.
    Aug 12, 2007
    3
    Version starts off feeling fresh with the horn reworking of coldplays "god put a smile upon your face" but from there the album slowly tails Version starts off feeling fresh with the horn reworking of coldplays "god put a smile upon your face" but from there the album slowly tails off in quality and you become increasingly aware that the songs he has chosen were best left alone.the high point is the bombastic version of valiere sung by amy winehouse. The low point of the album is the offensive version of radioheads "just". Full Review »