Love Deluxe

Sade - Love Deluxe
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1992 Ratings: #72 / 344
User Score
Based on 194 ratings
1992 Ratings: #8
Liked by 8 people
October 26, 1992 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic / Label
Sophisti-Pop / Genres
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Sade's 1992 album is a luxurious world of its own. Their most monolithic album is an ocean of quiet storm, R&B, and jazz-pop that surrounds Sade Adu's timeless expressions of desire and heartache.
Although Sade's style is more suggestive than hypnotic and her production and arrangements are in an urbane mode rather than a jazz one, she maintained her popularity among the fusion and urban contemporary audiences.
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Goddamn this album is so smooth.
Sade's voice is ridiculously sexy, it's sultry, but it's also heart aching.
9. Pearls
8. Like a Tattoo
7. I Couldn't Love You More
6. Kiss of Life
5. Feel No Pain
4. Mermaid
3. Cherish the Day
2. Bullet Proof Soul
1. No Ordinary Love
On Love Deluxe, one of her most popular LPs, vocal deity Sade reaches another peak in her career, by joining forces with some new members for her excellent band and delivering a strenghtened set of smooth sophisti-pop in the early 90s that doesn't really loose its flavour up until today. This record certainly must have felt at least a little out of place at the time of its release, back when punk suddenly became cool again and grunge bands like Nirvana and Alice in Chains were reaching the ... read more
Sade floats over Love Deluxe’s nine tracks with ease. Perfecting their style of pop jazz into a surprisingly moody R&B record, Love Deluxe represented a band at their prime. Creating babymaking anthems with the same mystifying prowess of their previous record, this album remains one of the most sensual possibly ever.
Um soul perfeito, com vocais e letras tocantes, ao mesmo tempo que é sexy, é sentimental, é marcante, íntimo... Cheio de enigmas, com apenas 9 faixas e a pegadinha no título - ‘love DELUXE’ - torna-se autoexplicativo ao ouvir esse som tão refinado, e realmente, luxuoso que Sade fez. Impecável.
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Track List

  1. No Ordinary Love
  2. Feel No Pain
  3. I Couldn't Love You More
  4. Like a Tattoo
  5. Kiss of Life
  6. Cherish the Day
  7. Pearls
  8. Bulletproof Soul
  9. Mermaid
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Added on: March 22, 2015