"Five Stars” Packs a big emotional punch.
The Independent (UK)
We’re talking major talent here. Robinson is a sensuous singer, a real lights-down-low performer who picks up where Sade left off.
“Everybody should know about Sharon Robinson. Endowed with a rich, soulful alto – landing somewhere between Roberta Flack, Cassandra Wilson, and Sade Adu. Fans of the lights-down-low atmospherics and mellow-soul of Zero 7 should find themselves similarly engrossed by this disc.”
San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Robinson has a soulful, sensual voice that entices the listener...These are love songs for the educated, while simultaneously accessible to everyone else…as literate as they are emotional; they are as intelligent as they are passionate.
Atlanta Music Guide
"3 ½ (out of 4) stars." Well worth the playing.
You know one minute into the lead track (“Invisible Tattoo”) on Sharon Robinson’s Everybody Knows that this album shines the spotlight on its poetry, and that the exquisite, varied musical arrangements are going to take a backseat to the lyrics. For the record, that entirely works in its favor."
“She blows us away…In a word: perfection.”
Pennyblack Music (UK)
“Classy Stuff...With a deliciously insinuating delivery, Robinson pours her voice atop a warm bed of sultry beats, tasteful backing vocals and a sensual, introspective groove.”
“One of the Top 10 albums of 2008.
The music has a molasses-like magnetic pull that holds you captive to the very last note.
““Invisible Tattoo” is the album’s signature track. It's one of the finest adult pop songs of 2008.
”Everybody Knows" is an auspicious, welcome first offering by a talented artist whose time in the sun has thankfully arrived.”
“Robinson’s vocal powers are seductive, sensual and reflective.”