Billboard: Top Soft Rock Hits 1971 is a better, more consistent collection than its predecessor, primarily because it concentrates more on soft pop-rock and less on easy listening. Engelbert Humperdinck is still present, but there are also contributions by lite-soul singers like Dionne Warwick and Bill Withers, Tom Jones' silly "She's A Lady," and Bread's "If," the diluted hippie-rock of Lobo's "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo," and selections from Neil Diamond and Glen Campbell. In other words, it's as diverse as Top 40 radio and just as enjoyable, even though it would have been nice if the compilation was twice as long.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine