July 28, 2010
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This is the album that kicked off Franklin's avalanche of hits. It's a glittering accomplishment, soulful and mature and steeped in gospel. The prominent piano and spare backing accent her voice perfectly without drowning it out. "Respect" and the title track came off this album, but the whole release shines.