2010's eagerly awaited Soldier Of Love was Sade's first album of original material in 10 years following 2000's Lovers Rock. The 2010 Grammy Award winner is once again filled to the brim with evocative minimal arrangements that encapsulate Sade's beautifully fragile singing, yet there is a real strength shining through her performances here. Sade's lyrics are as poetic as ever, filled with themes of love, pain and abandonment, and as fellow neo-soul singer Maxwell exclaimed, "It's so monolithic it'll shake you in your shoes!" In Sade's own words, "I never want to repeat myself. And that becomes a more interesting challenge for us the longer we carry on together." Holding down the top spot for three weeks, the critically acclaimed Soldiers of Love serves as yet another stunning Sade collection.