The Art of Love & War

October 16, 2007 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Original Release Date: October 16, 2007
  • Release Date: October 16, 2007
  • Label: Stax
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Concord Music Group, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 56:08
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  • ASIN: B000WQQ6OG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,934 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I figured that the rest of the album should be good too.
Ceocsi
I recommend this for any one who wants there money's worth from a Cd.
Kitty Clem
Definitely one of my favorite albums of the year thus far.
W. E. Phillips

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By W. E. Phillips VINE VOICE on October 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
One day in October 2005, I was innocently walking down the aisles of my favorite music store. My eyes wandered back and forth until they locked on the little row of Angie Stone albums. I saw a cover picture that I'd never seen before and I was curious. I have all three of her wonderful albums released thus far... what could this be? As I stepped closer, my heart skipped a beat. 'Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone'?! A terribly random tracklisting with an incredibly ameteur photoshopped cover to boot? And it's officially executive produced by Ms. Stone herself, and not just of those cheap 'Sony specical divisions' compilations sold for $6.99? I immediately knew it was probably a way to make quick money and to fulfill her contract with J Records, but a question that I could not ignore rang in my head: is this the end of Angie Stone's music-making career? And I almost cried when I saw her name on the roster for VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 3, which, quite frankly, is a way for has-beens to make a quick buck and maybe gain a little exposure.

So you can only imagine the 'halelujahs' I shouted when I saw her video for "Baby" on TV one fine summer day. After finally accepting the fact that one of my favorite singers was gone from the industry for good, here she comes out of nowhere! The song, a collaboration with soul legend Betty Wright, remains one of my favorites off the album. The two ladies' layered harmonies over the bass-heavy and simplistic production proved to be an excellent first single. The song tells of the classic tale of a lover who forgets about the people who helped him make it to the top. (The songs is obviously about Angie's past relationship with D'Angelo).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kurupt VINE VOICE on October 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
With a voice just as good as jill scott and lyrics to match. Angie has snapped with yet another album of soulful feel good music. It is good to hear music for grown ups still exists and Angie is bringing the thunder for those that know how to appreciate good music. With solid production to cap the album off, this is a great release for your collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By La'Dy (...read it and weep) on October 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Angie's cd is jazzy sexy... This cd is soooo nice. I love the Angie and Betty Wright collab...wonderful. I have this and Jill Scott's on constant rotation. If you're over 35 damn near 40 then you will appreciate the neo-jazz sound for which Ms. Stone is known to bring. Keep doing you Ang!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mikeisha Best on December 26, 2007
Format: Audio CD
There isn't one negative thing I can say about Angie Stone. I have read and seen her in several interviews, and she appears to be a grounded, sweet and sincere individual. I have her entire discography ("Black Diamond", "Mahogany Soul", "Stone Love" and "The Art of Love and War"), and all of her albums are good, if not magnificent. "The Art of Love and War" easily falls under the magnificent category. With her pure, beautiful voice, her meaningful lyrics and the very impressive production on this album, there should be no question as to why she is one of Neo-Soul's most respected and skilled artists.

After listening to "The Art of Love and War", I wanted more Angie Stone, so I replayed some of my favorite cuts from the album. This album is inundated with midtempos and slower cuts, but it's always nice to have an album with a relaxed feel. What I like most about her is her ability to harmonize with herself. Her harmonies are just splendid! The first song on an album should be one of the best, because if it's not a strong cut, it could cause the listener to turn the album off altogether. The first track on this album is called "Take Everything In", and it's the album's best cut! The lyrics and the hook are what makes this song shine. "Baby" lacks creativity, and ultimately it's one of the album's weaker cuts, but it's still worth listening to. There is a lot of piano and percussion on this album (Yay! My two favorite instruments!). "Half a Chance" is a piano ballad and lyrically it's a good song. The harmonica found on "Happy Being Me" reminds me of "That's What Friends Are For." This song is about being truly happy with yourself regardless of trivial flaws. I was impressed with it, Angie outdid herself, but doesn't she always?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Ricks on December 12, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Angie Stone reminds me of Gladys Knight or someone of that caliber from the old days. This album is so smooth... it goes from loving someone to being unhappy in a relationship and coming to grips with what needs to be done to fix it or to leave it alone. This is a good buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andre D. Haynes on December 8, 2007
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I like Angie Stone.....I am going to buy whatever product she put's out.....this CD is not as good as "Brotha", but an enjoyable listen.....the duet with Betty Wright is the standout song!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phoenix Rising on November 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Angie Stone is incredibly talented. This cd is a great display of her abilities and truly sets her above all of her contemporaries. Best tracks in my opinion are These Are the Reasons, Baby, Half a Chance, and Make it Last. In the past, I wasn't all that crazy about her material but this cd is different. The love and war theme is obvious but nothing screams angry, black woman or mad as hell. It chronicles the good and the bad of relationships with equal parts joy and pain. This woman is a master at her craft and she has stepped up her game with this cd. Its a must buy. You won't be disappointed. Buy it now. Stop thinking it over. Just do it!
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