12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her first self-release, vocal wunderkind Joss Stone teams with producer Dave Stewart to expand on her retro-soul sound, weaving bluesy riffs and sultry pop melodies under her smoky, powerful vocals. With its funky keys, “Karma” is pure dance-floor boogie, while “Newborn” starts with gentle folk guitars before Stone explodes with pane-rattling howls. She exudes a defiant rock swagger on “Don’t Start Lying to Me Now,” but on “Cry Myself to Sleep”—with twinkling piano and sweet vocals—she takes the energy down a notch.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her first self-release, vocal wunderkind Joss Stone teams with producer Dave Stewart to expand on her retro-soul sound, weaving bluesy riffs and sultry pop melodies under her smoky, powerful vocals. With its funky keys, “Karma” is pure dance-floor boogie, while “Newborn” starts with gentle folk guitars before Stone explodes with pane-rattling howls. She exudes a defiant rock swagger on “Don’t Start Lying to Me Now,” but on “Cry Myself to Sleep”—with twinkling piano and sweet vocals—she takes the energy down a notch.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
510 Ratings

510 Ratings

konattitude ,

LP1. Joss Stone

When there is so auto tune and enhanced music out there this is such a welcome change! True talent win out! When you rock you rock! If you are only going to buy one album this is it. Stop searching..... You found it. Her soulful voice and upbeat tempos just make you feel apart of the song and the story. That's what REAL music does.

Zep82 ,

Proof she is...

... a goddess with a mic.

Black Bond ,

Honest opinion from a big Joss Stone fan

I love Joss - I've seen her live, met her and have owned ALL of her albums to date...but this album really falls short (in my opinion). The Joss Stone I've been in love with was a soulful, R&B singer - - I understand artists have to evolve, but I just don't really enjoy this new approach. Though some songs I can dig, the rest of the album doesn't make up the difference. I love and miss the Joss from "Mind, Body & Soul" or even from "Introducing". I still love you Joss, I'm just not in love with this new record. :( It hurts just to say it.

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