Stevie Wonder


LIST OF ALBUM REVIEWS:

For Once in My Life (1968)
My Cherie Amour (1969)
Signed, Sealed and Delivered (1970)
Where I'm Coming From (1971)
Music of My Mind (1972)
Talking Book (1972)
Innervisions (1973)
Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

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Brief album summaries:


For Once in My Life (1968)

Let me put it this way, baby. This is souullllllllllllll-pop.

Overall Album Score: 8.6 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.7
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 8.5

Link to the full review:
Four Runts in My Life


My Cherie Amour (1969)

Stevie is all the lovable character he ever was ... and always will be ... even though evil Motown had him on puppet strings (and it's really beginning to show).

Overall Album Score: 8.4 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.6
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 8.0

Link to the full review:
My Cherry Armor


Signed, Sealed and Delivered (1970)

Ohhhh, you can just sense that Stevie was tired of his artistic restrictions at this point ... but at least he gives Motown something nice. And something that THE PEOPLE can enjoy.

Overall Album Score: 8.2 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.7
Album Tilt: 8.0
Artist Tilt: 8.0

Link to the full review:
Lined Seals Are Delivered


Where I'm Coming From (1971)

Why, it's Stevie Wonder's transitional album ... He takes over some of the songwriting, but Motown is still in control. If they would have just handed it all over to Stevie, this would have been much better off.

Overall Album Score: 8.0 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.1
Album Tilt: 8.0
Artist Tilt: 8.0

Link to the full review:
Where I'm Rubbing Gum


Music of My Mind (1972)

It's the official start of Stevie Wonder's classic career ... it's hard not to instantaneously fall in love with this! There are still some flaws in here ... which, of course, will be corrected upon Wonder's subsequent releases! This is an album that's very well worth checking out.

Overall Album Score: 8.8 out of 10

Average Song Score: 8.9
Album Tilt: 8.5
Artist Tilt: 9.0

Link to the full review:
Brain Ditties


Talking Book (1972)

Funk-pop of the highest order. Woooooooohoooooooo!!!

Overall Album Score: 9.5 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.4
Album Tilt: 9.5
Artist Tilt: 9.5

Link to the full review:
Stalking Cook


Innervisions (1973)

Even when he's not, in particular, writing *happy* songs, he's still utterly loveable ...

Overall Album Score: 9.5 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.4
Album Tilt: 9.5
Artist Tilt: 9.5

Link to the full review:
Splinterincisions


Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)

Another year, another Stevie Wonder album, another reason to believe that this rock-and-roll thing was a good idea after all.

Overall Album Score: 9.5 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.5
Album Tilt: 9.5
Artist Tilt: 9.5

Link to the full review:
Farfel's Final Shindig


Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

One hundred and forty-five minutes of pure Stevie Wonder!!!

Overall Album Score: 9.4 out of 10

Average Song Score: 9.1
Album Tilt: 9.5
Artist Tilt: 9.5

Link to the full review:
Keys to the Song of Life


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