Bare - Annie Lennox
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Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: The former Eurythmics' singer's third solo album is her first collection of original songs since 1992's 'Diva.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    She's still a class act. [Jul 2003, p.118]
  2. 80
    It recollects emotion with a raging tranquillity, artistic objectivity overruling self-pity. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  3. Unfortunately, the album is a bit of a downer from a lyrical standpoint, making something like Jackson Browne's Late For The Sky seem almost upbeat in comparison.
  4. Unfortunately, her melodies are frequently too similar. [13 Jun 2003, p.96]
  5. She has claimed a brand of stylish, postmodern soul singing -- pained but detached; theatrical yet spare -- as uniquely her own, and she presents it here with all the confidence her experience has earned.
  6. Whatever her technical gifts as a vocalist, there remains something chilly and self-satisfied about the woman's brand of soul-baring that makes it awfully hard to swallow. [Jul 2003, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. BernadetteD
    Jun 28, 2003
    10
    Absolutely,chillingly beautiful!
  2. RubenS
    Nov 23, 2005
    10
    Why she didnt win a grammy for her work on this album is one of the many wonders of the grammy's voting skills. G
  3. RussellR
    Nov 3, 2003
    10
    Clearly one of this year's best. Incredibly moving.
  4. LawrenceL
    Dec 14, 2003
    10
    Hauntingly powerful. Annie at her best.
  5. PaulC
    Aug 16, 2005
    10
    Annie at her best!
  6. EricF
    Jun 15, 2003
    7
    Incredibly depressing but very moving. I must be in the right mood for this album. Her two prior albums are far superior.
  7. ScottY
    Jul 9, 2005
    7
    Reviews on this album are often mixed, but after quite a few listens I'd definitely have to give it a positive rating. There's a Reviews on this album are often mixed, but after quite a few listens I'd definitely have to give it a positive rating. There's a bit of filler on this album but I think it tops Diva and comes close to Medusa. The album hits its peak with the songs Lonliness followed by The Saddest Song I've Got. Expand

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