Spin - 1/01, pp.113-48 out of 10
- "...An airy album, demo-like in its simplicity....Sade has never put out anything quite so ephemeral....practically hanging in the air like mist....devastating..."
Q - 12/00, pp.132-33 stars out of 5
- "...Attractively bespoke..."
Mixmag - 12/00, p.1815 out of 5
- "...Her glorious, bretahy vocals and raw and emotive production are as untainted and timeless as ever..."
Vibe - 12/00, pp.195-64 stars out of 5
- "...proves that such a remarkable voice can survive 8 years between albums and still sound vital. Her voice is controlled, elegant, and radiantly cool - so beautiful, so simple, so necessary..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 12/00, pp.110-1
"...[Her] appealingly blank vocals are intricately layered and the delicate, spacious arrangements...underline her desolate quality....it still goes well with cocktails..."
Personnel: Sade Adu (vocals); Leroy Osbourne (vocals); Stuart Matthewman (guitar, woodwinds, programming); Andy Nice (cello); Andrew Hale (keyboards, programming); Janusz Podrazik (keyboards); Paul S. Denman (bass); Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion).
Recorded between September 1999 & August 2000.
LOVERS ROCK won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Personnel: Sade (vocals); Leroy Osbourne, Sade Adu (vocals); Stuart Matthewman (guitar, woodwinds, programming); Andy Nice (cello); Andrew Hale (keyboards, programming); Janusz Podrazik (keyboards); Karl Vanden (percussion).
Recording information: Deliverance Studio (08/1999-08/2000); Sarn Hook End, El Cortijo (08/1999-08/2000).
Photographer: Albert Watson .