STEVIE WONDER — Innervisions (review)

STEVIE WONDER — Innervisions album cover Album · 1973 · RnB Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
Warthur
A brilliant soul tour de force from Stevie Wonder and a more than able followup to Talking Book. The full-length album version of Living For the City is of course a particular highlight, and far superior to the radio edits which mildly lose the song's overall narrative, whilst He's Misstra Know-It-All is perhaps the prettiest and most gentle satirical savaging of middle class privilege ever recorded. The less famous tracks on the album also are generally of a high standard, with Stevie going so far as to take a little detour into funk territory on the lively Higher Ground. Overall it justifies its status as a Motown classic.
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