Sonia Murray of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviewed Raphael Saadiq solo debut ‘Instant Vintage’ giving it a B- rating, praising the classic sound, but criticizing the writing. “As was the case with his former groups Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl, Saadiq’s music and melodies are saddled with mediocre and often immature writing.” Accessatlanta.com has since removed the review.