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 to Love ,… 2005-10-18 Stevie Wonder R&B
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A Time to Love (2005)

Stevie Wonder | NO WONDER Stevie doesn't sound like himself
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NO WONDER Stevie doesn't sound like himself

Details Release Date: Oct 18, 2005; Lead Performance: Stevie Wonder; Genre: R&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 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 Oct 21, 2005 Published in issue #847 Oct 28, 2005 Order article reprints