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A Time to Love Few artists will ever rival Stevie Wonder's scary-great crop of groundbreaking 1970s works. Unfortunately, his first album in 10 years, A Time...A Time to LoveR&B Few artists will ever rival Stevie Wonder's scary-great crop of groundbreaking 1970s works. Unfortunately, his first album in 10 years, A Time...2005-10-24
Stevie Wonder

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A Time to Love

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Stevie Wonder; Producer (group): Motown Records; Status: In Season

Few artists will ever rival Stevie Wonder’s scary-great crop of groundbreaking 1970s works. Unfortunately, his first album in 10 years, A Time to Love, feels like Stevie Wonder: The Musical, a tedious revue of diluted funk knockoffs. Wonder once brought soul a caffeinated jolt of fearlessness and moral authority, but these toothless, ’80s-embalmed tracks — like the unfortunately titled ”Passionate Raindrops” — are the aural equivalent of Sleepytime tea.

Originally posted October 24 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT

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