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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

The ups and downs of romance don’t weaken the singer’s commitment to work things out (“Stay With You,” “Ordinary People”). On “Refuge (When It’s Cold Outside)” a good woman’s love is constant in an uncertain world. “It Don’t Have to Change” is a gospel-style paean to family life that recalls sweet childhood memories and mourns the loss of simpler times. A desperate man prone to poor choices tells his girl “I Can Change” and seems sincere. However ...

Objectionable Content

A pair of profanities get in the way. After too many drinks, the singer ogles another man’s date (“Alright”). “She Don’t Have to Know” and “Number One” excuse betrayal. The latter argues that hiding an affair is an act of love and says, “My heart don’t have nothin’ to do with my penis” before making a crass reference to masturbation.

Summary Advisory

Legend is a talented singer and piano player but fails to maintain his moral focus. It doesn’t take much profanity, infidelity and sexual inappropriateness to sink an otherwise decent effort.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Episode Reviews

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

R&B

Author

Cast

Director

Distributor

Network

Performance

No. 1 R&B and Top-5 pop album. “Ordinary People” was a Top-40 hit.

Record Label

Capitol

Platform

Publisher

Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Tom Neven Bob Smithouser

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