Mind Body & Soul

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Joss Stone hits it out of the park, one more time.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some good girl-empowering stuff

Violence
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Sex

A bit of innuendo.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is album of solid soul from Joss Stone will inspire aspiring singers.

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What's the story?

OK, so now she's, um, 17. And on MIND BODY & SOUL Joss Stone pulls out all the stops once again, this time on an impressive collection of original material.

Is it any good?

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As on her last album, Joss Stone's incredible voice overshadows everything else. There are some wonderfully girl-empowering "I can do it" lyrics; there are some drippy lovelorn lyrics; there are lyrics that mean everything and lyrics that mean nothing. None of it matters, as long as this amazing girl keeps singing as though her life -- and ours -- depended on it.

"Security," a poignant ballad about love and loss in the wake of tragedy, features gospel-tinged organ and angel choir backup and is powerful but not overpowering. It's just one of the many exquisitely produced songs on MIND BODY & SOUL that feel like classics the first time you hear them. Joss Stone has an amazing voice, a lovely face, an incredible feel for soul music, and collaborators who know how to enhance all of the above without getting in the way.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the elements of good soul music.

Music details

Artist:Joss Stone
Release date:September 28, 2004
Label:S-Curve Records
Genre:Soul
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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