Love Deluxe

Sade - Love Deluxe
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1992 Ratings: #72 / 340
User Score
Based on 119 ratings
1992 Ratings: #12
October 26, 1992 / Release Date
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Sophisti-Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

93
Pitchfork
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.
80
AllMusic
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.
Space Vacation
81
Goddamn this album is so smooth.
Sade's voice is ridiculously sexy, it's sultry, but it's also heart aching.
EMR
74
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
lucacdornelles
92
SONGS RANKED:
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
Janhvi
80
I used to don't like her music, those I have heard sounds more lethargic but this one changed my views, this sounds lil bit dated but still one of the best album overall, the interesting fusion of electronic sound and bass and delicatedly used of the stings and all these instruments are giving this album the whole new smooth feeling of velvet like her voice, the album is about romance and love, "No Ordinary Love" is the standout track of the album, her singing with the stings and kick ... read more
BluePalmTrees
90
Magnificient album. Extremely blissful, great compositions sung by a divine voice, along with smooth delicate productions. Nine magic songs.
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MISC LISTS

#9/Complex (90s R&B)

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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