Another Time and Place
Michael Crane Gross | 10/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While the synth based background of this album might not be for everyone, there is no denying the fact that Hearts and Flowers is not only one of Joan Armatrading's best albums but a staple of any solid music collection of the 1990s. It's a tale of liberation, love, and self-reliance that Armatrading has taught us time and time again. In an era where the artists of the day rarely have anything memorable to say, it's worth going back to a musically brilliant album that has true meaning and the ability to inspire."
Jake Adler | New York City | 10/11/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I do love Joan, and I realize that evey cd can't be as great as some of the earlier stuff she did. However, this cd is not one of my faves. I do like "More Than One Kind of Love" and "Free" IS one of all-time favorite songs by her. But the rest of the cd just doesn't do it for me. I try going back to this every so often and just can't get into it. If someone is considering buying a latter day Joan cd, "Square the Circle" is a HUGE improvement over this one."