Songs in the Key of Life

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1976 Ratings: #1 / 128
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1976 Rank: #1All Time: #5
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pitchfork

Songs in the Key of Life was the culmination of a historic period of creativity for Stevie Wonder. Its ambition and scope were unprecedented, and he never approached its caliber or impact again.

100
AllMusic

Songs in the Key of Life was Stevie Wonder's longest, most ambitious collection of songs, a two-LP (plus accompanying EP) set that -- just as the title promised -- touched on nearly every issue under the sun, and did it all with ambitious (even for him), wide-ranging arrangements and some of the best performances of Wonder's career.

100
Rolling Stone

Wonder is clearly at his peak, effortlessly sustaining the focus required of a double album while also demonstrating an almost frightening capacity for hit singles.

100
Uncut
It's a long album that still sounds too short, simultaneously optimistic and realistic in its depictions of black America at the Bicentennial.
CallingIconicAl
80

Maybe he blind but definitely he music :)

vivi
100

300 FOLLOWER SPECIAL! Thank you to everyone so much, I mean it! Thank you for all of the likes, the comments, the shouts, and the follows! It always blows me away when I hit a new milestone. This site is one of the most positive online spaces I have ever seen, and all of the support and love everyone gives to each other is such an amazing thing.

This is an album I know is very, very well known and popular, so I figured this would be fitting for a special, it was between this one and "The ... read more

KIDWITHGUNs
100

🎤 🎤 🎤 🎤 🎤

The man might be blind but he does not miss, there's music that inspires you to change the world around you and there's tunes that just make you happy to be walking the Earth. This album is both.

I can leave this bitch on shuffle and let any song play and know I'm in for a good time, because he covers an extensive range of topics you can meditate on. Speaking of range... the range Wonder showcases as both a multi-instrumentalist and a singer feels genuinely ... read more

vinylmeister
100

I just realized I forgot to rate this masterpiece. Well, mistake aside, what do I even say about SITKOL? It's regarded by many as one of the greatest albums ever made, and I wholeheartedly agree. No soul album has more soul than this, it is THE soul album. Actually, scratch that, this is THE album. Music this enchanting and heavenly just shouldn't be possible to create. Stevie Wonder crafted one of the most beautiful albums ever made with this. Every track just oozes this sense of genuine ... read more

mnunes18
95

Favorites:
DISC 1
1 Love's In Need of Love Today
5 Sir Duke
6 I Wish
8 Pastime Paradise
10 Ordinary Pain

DISC 2
1 Isn't She Lovely
2 Joy Inside My Tears
6 As
7 Another Star

bennettnr
95

music that inspires you to make music

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Added on: February 3, 2013