Sting explores his shiny, happy side onSacred Love, adding playful touches of techno to his smooth, vaguely multi-cultural pop sound. Like 1999'sBrand New Day,Lovesounds effortless and content, with expert musicians backing up Sting's gauzy revelations … see full wiki
Whereas I am not a big fan of Sting, I certainly respect his ability to add creative touches to his music. On Sacred Love, Sting gives us many stylish world beats and pleasing keyboard and horn touches. I adore the piano solo on Never Comming Home as well as the percussion touches on the title track. There is also a wonderful spiritual tone to his music throughout the recording.
Sometimes, Stings vocals can be a bit grating. Also, the melodies on this record are a bit hit and miss. I am on the fourth or fifth listen and about half of the songs are memorable.
Therefore, the impression is a good one but not quite great.