Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Love For Sale
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2021 Ratings: #552 / 700
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Based on 271 ratings
2021 Ratings: #740
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent

Bennett’s got these songs under his skin, and pop’s Mother Monster does a brilliant job of helping him deliver them as a final gift to the world.

80
The Telegraph

It’s certainly delightful and delicious – as they croon on opening track De-Lovely – although also decidedly undemanding.

80
Evening Standard

This consistently classy collection is a fine way to take a final bow.

80
Under The Radar

One of the finest jazz releases in a long while, Love for Sale is a must for fans of the genre, as well as its two incomparable performers.

70
The Sydney Morning Herald

Where Bennett underplays (partly from necessity), Gaga likes to overplay, so their performances meet somewhere in the middle, her theatricality flirting with his restraint.

70
Clash

‘Love For Sale’ is emblematic of her incredible creative breadth, the culmination of a decade-long friendship with Tony Bennett.

70
The Line of Best Fit

This is neither an essential nor an endlessly replayable record - but what it is, thankfully, is a delightful entry point to the works of Tony Bennett. Nothing else much matters.

60
The Guardian

Beyond sympathy and sentiment, Love for Sale disarms cynicism simply by being infectiously good fun.

60
Rolling Stone

A superhero team-up that has produced another album of rock-solid takes on the American songbook.

60
NME

Though they’re vastly different icons, from entirely different generations, it’s testament to their power that both artists find their own voices in such timeless classics.

60
The Arts Desk

True, Bennett recorded less Cole Porter than Sinatra, but he is such an appealing character, and he can give such wonderful empathy to a lyric, that is perhaps the main joy here.

60
The Observer

This ebullient album feels like a fond farewell rather than a solemn goodbye.

60
AllMusic

This isn't a record where the songs and arrangements are at the forefront, it's an album that's all about the show and spectacle. Its pleasures are slightly fleeting but they're pleasures all the same.

BaddieBaphomet
40

I understood the appeal of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s first collaboration on “The Lady is a Tramp” - Lady Gaga never really performed a song like that before, so seeing her do it for the first time - alongside a jazz legend and still holding her own no less - was entertaining. But it was a novelty. That doesn’t mean it’s going to work for a full length collaborative album. And now that I’ve heard “Love For Sale”, I can confirm it definitely ... read more

Davibitt1234
76

Em seu último álbum de estudio, já que irá se aposentar pelo seu alzheimer, Tony bennett se junta a Lady Gaga, a qual ja trabalhou com ele anteriormente, lançando um belo e sofisticado álbum de Jazz.

Aqui os dois artistas decidem regravar classicas musicas de jazz de Cole Porter, e acredito que as regravações na voz dos dois ficaram muito boas.

Os vocais é o maior destaque daqui, Lady Gaga já havia mostrado que sua voz ... read more

YuriDING
60

it's not a new type of music nor a current revamped into something dated, the album is a classy Jazz Vocal. It has all the known aspects of the genre, and apart from the very good mix, there is nothing new here or with a current sound.
We are in an era in which artists create new sounds based on already known genres. Many of these times (97.3% of the time) these old sounds come in a revamped form with a fresh face. Albums like Future Nostalgia and After Ours are some of the examples. They ... read more

TheCarioca
70

It's De-Lovely - 4/5
Night And Day - 3/5
Love For Sale - 4/5
Do I Love You - 3/5
I've Got You Under My Skin - 5/5 ❤
I Concentrate On You - 4/5
I Get A Kick Out Of You - 3/5
So In Love - 3/5
Let's Do It - 3/5
Dream Dancing - 3/5
Just One Of Those Things - 4/5
You're The Top - 3/5

70

quality jazz

wyrihu
53

stefani what

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Added on: August 3, 2021