Love Deluxe

Love Deluxe

After a four-year hiatus, Sade stepped into the ’90s with Love Deluxe. The album immediately envelops listeners in the roiling rhythms of “No Ordinary Love.” Throbbing basslines are the band’s compass, but distant echoes of flamenco, jazz, and ambient help shape the bluesy currents of “Like a Tattoo.” The twinkling (if a bit melancholy) tones of “Kiss of Life” momentarily brighten the mood, only to give way to “Cherish the Day,” in which Sade Adu’s voice materializes as if stepping from a shadowy steam bath.

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