Cry - Faith Hill
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  • Summary: This is the first new album in three years for the country superstar.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. The Nashville hottie shakes off some of her past cobwebs for slicker, bawdier rock and a collection of power ballads--most destined for a high school prom slow dance near you.
  2. Hill may get slammed by critics from both sides for delving this far into pop but, not only is her performance more passionate than the majority of pop recordings, it's a direction that seems to fit both musically and emotionally.
  3. 80
    On Cry, Hill ripens, showing a boldness few artists ever manage. [#12, p.145]
  4. Over the course of 14 cuts, the record gets a tad repetitive, with nary a fiddle or steel break within earshot.
  5. It's about as vibrant and sweat-streaked as mainstream pop gets. [Dec 2002, p.105]
  6. Cry remains contrived, an album of crocodile tears from an entertainer who can sing anything but often means nothing.
  7. 30
    Listening eventually becomes a test of endurance for anyone raised on the true country sounds of a Dolly Parton or Emmylou Harris. [Dec 2002, p.115]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 4 out of 20