Sheryl crow has paid some labor-intensive dues (backup singing, studio work, cutting an entire debut album for A&M that got shit-canned), and even the comely Hollywood-hootenanny fluff of Tuesday Night Music Club had an insouciant charm to it. But based on Sheryl Crow's lite coat of blues-rock grease and the vampish portraits in the CD booklet, Crow wants us to believe that she has toughened into a trailer-park rock & roll jade and it's a flimsy act. If there is any soul or character development in these songs, Crow throws it away on bald classic-rock theft "Hard to Make a Stand" is remarkable for its similarity to both the Stones' "Tumbling Dice" and "Sweet Jane," by the Velvet Underground or underplays it with white-bread VH1 poise. "If It Makes You Happy" is as good as it gets, juicing the feel of Tuesday Night with a little Friday night fire. Otherwise, the Janis Joplin vibe on Sheryl Crow is a bust. Crow has neither the flamboyance nor the nerve to pull it off. (RS 750/751)
(Posted: Dec 2, 1996)
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Wow. David Fricke should be fired, considering this album won the Grammy for Rock Album of the Year in 1996. I have yet to hear an album deserving of 0 stars. Why the sour grapes? This album is so easy to listen to from beginning to end. She is easily one of the most talented singer/songwriters of our generation. The bigger question would be: which honest to goodness no-talent hacks got better ratings from this guy?
May 3, 2007 15:04:44
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I believe that RS's review of this CD is completely untrue. Nothing she could've done was bad enough to get her 0 our of 5 stars. Two of her songs from this CD(the singles) are still used in commercials, shows, and movies all the time. I have not personally listened to every track, but from what I've heard(and I own the CD so I've heard just a lil more than nothing) I really like this CD. I wouldnt rate it perfectly, as just a couple o' songs arent that great, but seriously, this CD is worth at least 3 stars.
Jan 11, 2007 19:11:18