It's been too long since Sade Adu was heard gently drifting over the airwaves, but finally, for those of us patiently waiting for new material since the release of "Love Deluxe" the wait is over. Was it worth it? Oh yes, Sade returns with her band and delivers an album of such beauty, pain and passion that one wonders how could anyone beat it. Accused in some quarters of always sounding the same, "Lovers Rock" is a new direction for Sade, the lyrics raw and the music achingly passionate, not an easy album to record, but a easy album to fall in love with. An instant classic. Nobody does it better or with such class. Welcome back girl, we've missed hearing you sing.