5 is One Of Three Great Albums
Paul Pelt | washington, d.c. United States | 10/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"the other two being Let Love Rule and Mama Said. Get these three and you're set.
Lenny Kravitz- 5
------------- | The World | 02/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have always loved Lenny. He has always been a great artist with great music. I dont like alot of his older stuff. When 5 came out that was when i got turned on to him. I remember listening to this album all the time on my way to the basketball court with my friends. And around that time was when "Fly Away" and "American Woman" became big hits. So i bought the album, and i wasnt dissapointed, but there wasnt a whole lot of truly speacial matireal on it. This was one of his funk albums, not his signature Pop/Rock style. And while there were a few great tracks such as the mellow and relaxing "I Belong To U" and the smooth "Little Girls Eyes", there were also a few tracks that almost made me laugh. Such as "Black Velveteen" which was almost a techno track about... well to be honest it was about a vagina. But the biggest thing about this album was that while it did not sell a whole lot, it helped rejuvenate his career after the disaster that was Circus. People pretty much had written Lenny off as a has been after Circus, but then he put out 5 and it shot him to superstardom again. Basically this album isnt great, but its not bad either. It lays right in between somewhere.