10 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s unbridled joy and plenty of sweat on this buoyant 1980 album. On the Bob Marley-inspired reggae track “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”, every instrument sounds like it's on springs, as Wonder makes a jubilant plea for unity. At the other end of the spectrum, “Lately” is one of his most aching ballads, with an intimate vocal and melancholy feel, while the ebullient “Happy Birthday,” a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., is impossible to listen to without a smile on your face.

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s unbridled joy and plenty of sweat on this buoyant 1980 album. On the Bob Marley-inspired reggae track “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”, every instrument sounds like it's on springs, as Wonder makes a jubilant plea for unity. At the other end of the spectrum, “Lately” is one of his most aching ballads, with an intimate vocal and melancholy feel, while the ebullient “Happy Birthday,” a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., is impossible to listen to without a smile on your face.

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