• Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2002
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. Loeb slides into head-scratching silliness, but not often enough to deflate a surprisingly good Cake and Pie.
  3. Cake and Pie suffers from the preciousness and antiseptic production that hampered Loeb in the past.
  4. 40
    Though Loeb can weave a pleasant, elaborate melody, her originality wavers. [Apr/May 2002, p.115]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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