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YMMV / Sade

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  • Face of the Band: Yeah, it's pretty obvious who this is.
  • Reclusive Artist: Sade Adu keeps her entire personal life separate from her celebrity. She apparently took care of aging family members and had her house rebuilt after it burnt down between the releases of Love Deluxe and Lovers Rock.
  • Schedule Slip: The large portion of royalties they receive as part of their contract, as well as their high album sales, have caused this trope. They only record whenever Sade feels like it; even the president of Sony Records (who now owns Epic) can't force her to do anything.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Anything after Love Deluxe Is a significant Tone Shift from the previous records. In the beginning they had a sophistipop, quiet storm, contemporary jazz, and adult contemporary soul tone and style with a little bit of Caribbean rhythm thrown in. But their last 2 albums were more of a morose dreary sounding R&B sound which put a few fans off from them who misses the more organic sound they had. Some even complain about the lack of smooth mellow saxophone solos from Stuart Mathewman.


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