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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Joss Stone - Mind, Body & Soul

Every so often, an album or artists falls into my lap in the strangest ways. A perfect example would be today's review of Joss Stone. Now, I've heard of her before - probably heard a single or two on the radio as well. But I can't say I've ever proactively sought her music out. And I have no reason for that other than ignorance. Now there was a story yesterday that two fellas were arrested connected to a plot to kill Joss here. Very odd story. They were found on her property and then they had a bunch of murdering related items in their vehicle. Time will tell if they give a motive or whatever, but at the surface they seem a bit loony. Anyway, because of that - I figure I should give her music a go! She was born in 1987 in England. She started singing at a very young age, around 13 or so. She's also into the acting game a little bit - having a role in Eragon which seems like it came out decades ago now. What's super crazy, is if you just put this on today and listen to it - it's clearly now what you'd expect. I know at this point, she's 24 years old, but when this came out - she'd have been around 17 or 18. Now, I'm not sure about you guys, but typically teenage stars have a certain sound and a certain lyrical content. The sound - woah. She sounds like a savvy, soul or r&b singer. Then you see a photo of her, looking really hot and having the red highlights - there is just no way you'd expect this vocal and this lyric coming from that girl. It's mind blowing. Anyways, this is awesome. I have no idea why I didn't get tuned into her earlier. Even though she's young, I believe her blues-y tracks. I want to hear more from her. I'm all flustered. I honestly am going to listen to this the rest of the day.

1. Right to Be Wrong
2. Jet Lag
3. You Had Me
4. Spoiled
5. Don't Cha Wanna Ride
6. Less Is More
7. Security
8. Young at Heart
9. Snakes and Ladders
10. Understand
11. Don't Know How
12. Torn and Tattered
13. Killing Time
14. Sleep Like a Child
15. Right Time, The

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Right To Be Wrong
2. Killing Time
3. Snakes And Ladders

4 out of 5 stars


  1. The B Side don' reviewed some Joss Stone. Whooooo!!!!!

    I'm so glad you did, this is a dose of what I need right now. I'm not "bored" so to speak, but I've been looking for the blues-y, Rn'B sound for a minute and here it is. Like you I'd heard of Joss Stone and I can say I've heard a few things from her, no more than singles really. Actually I saw her perform on what I think was the MTV Video Awards a few years back. Anywho, what I'd heard always impressed me. I think she's English or from some area in the UK.

    Ohh, have you heard her version of the White Stripes "Fell In Love With A Gril"? Ms. Stone's version is "Fell In Love With A Boy", duhh. LOL. B, You gotta hear it. That is the main single I remember from her. She does that song major justice + 1.

  2. I don't think I've ever heard that track. I'll have to look it up one of these days. If you could drop it in the box, that'd be awesome!

    This was much better than I could have imagined. Not usually my style of album - but she was spot on.