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5.0 out of 5 stars
Like No Other, 15 Mar. 2004
This album is most definitely George Michael at his very best - and that is to say . . . it's all even better than the classic Ladies And Gentlemen compilation.
Around 70 minutes long, Patience combines Electro (check out Shoot The Dog's clever use of the Human League's Love Action); camp disco (Flawless); melancholic ballads (two-part title track and gorgeously confessional My Mother Had A Brother, seemingly one of Michael's most personal songs to date). There's also a touching lovesong written for his long-time boyfriend, and a revamped version of Freeek! that works far better in the context of the album than it did as a single a couple or so years back. Brilliant tunes and fine production aside, George Michael sings like an angel; in fact he sings like never before.
If you only buy one album a month, buy this one.
If you only buy twelve albums a year -- get thirteen and give the dozen to all those you care about.
Shortly speaking, this is timeless stuff.