Joss Stone: Introducing Joss Stone

PUBLISHED: 10:25 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:40 06 May 2010

The truth is, you gotta have the balls to change, says Vinnie Jones, kicking off the 19-year-old s third album – the first she says actually represents her as an artist. There s still no mistaking her amazing voice, but here Joss drags the Motown and va

'The truth is, you gotta have the balls to change,' says Vinnie Jones, kicking off the 19-year-old's third album - the first she says actually represents her as an artist.

There's still no mistaking her amazing voice, but here Joss drags the Motown and varied soul chassis into the 21st century with raps (courtesy of Common and Lauryn Hill), electro-scratching (Put Your Hands On Me), layers of instrumentation and the smoothest production out there.

Previously cutesy lyrics now reveal Stone's sexual awakening, albeit in veiled form.

It's funky, contemporary, attention-grabbing stuff, and it finally sounds as if Joss is speaking her own mind, even if the tunes feel over-produced. 3/5


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