Check out the matter-of-fact review on this. Sounds like the dude didn’t understand that he was sitting on a classic in the same tier as THERE’S A RIOT GOIN’ ON when this came out, huh? -Ian!
Five years after his Brown Sugar album helped launch contemporary R&B, D’Angelo finally returned with his sophomore effort, Voodoo. His soulful voice is just as sweet as it was on Brown Sugar, though D’Angelo stretches out with a varied cast of collaborators, including trumpeter Roy Hargrove and guitarist Charlie Hunter, fellow neo-soul stars Lauryn Hill and Raphael Saadiq, and hip-hop heads like DJ Premier, Method Man & Redman, and Q-Tip. It must have been difficult to match his debut (and the frequent delays prove it was on his mind), but Voodoo is just as rewarding a soul album as D’Angelo’s first.
-John Bush, allmusic.comm