Album Review: Allen Stone’s “Radius”

Returning with another nearly unfiltered soul-funk album, Allen Stone presents Radius, which came out May 26.

He doesn’t seem to filter how he’s irked about America and our current society, and he should have no reason to add effects to his Stevie-Wonder-like voice.

“Nowadays, studios manipulate it,” he told the Seattle Times. “It’s like the photo of the girl you see on the magazine. It’s a nice representation of the girl, but it’s not the girl. That’s what records are nowadays.”

This record feels more like my actual voice.

– Allen Stone


I embedded Perfect World above because I think it should be your first impression of this album and him. The rest of the record is available pretty much anywhere you can think of, including YouTube.

“It’s a record I’m really proud of,” he said. “I think my last record felt more like a soul-throwback revue, and maybe I was paying homage to people that I loved while growing up. This record feels more like my actual voice.”

 My Rating:

♦ – One of my current favorites

o – Worth a listen

o – It was okay

o – Not recommended, but go ahead, it’s a free country

o – Stay away