Cake & Pie

  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2002

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Cake and Pie suffers from the preciousness and antiseptic production that hampered Loeb in the past.
  2. Loeb slides into head-scratching silliness, but not often enough to deflate a surprisingly good Cake and Pie.
  3. As a singer, she remains pleasant and confident, but not so unique or fiery that she burns into the synapses as well as the best storytelling songwriters do.
  4. She fails to bake any new ideas, leaving us with the same old sad love songs and confused-girl anthems that the Texas torchbearer has always churned out.
  5. There are tracks on Cake and Pie that suggest Loeb might have been a badass had she realized herself when boofy bangs and women with lightning-bolt guitars were defining pop.
  6. Blender
    Though Loeb can weave a pleasant, elaborate melody, her originality wavers. [Apr/May 2002, p.115]

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