I'm a huge SADE fan who has collected her 4 albums & a couple of concert DVDs over the years.
Ten years ago I got the 'sade lovers rock' CD for Christmas. I listened to it once back then & shelved it until today when I tried it out again. Time hasn't made it any better I'm afraid.
While it is technically very well recorded with some dynamic percussion that is quite impressive, none of the material grabbed me like her previous efforts. Furthermore, the 'guitar string noise' on several of the tracks is so prominent & strident (especially on Track #1) that I'm amazed that they allowed them out of the studio that way. This is surprising considering the fact that her back up band is normally outstanding.