Fearless Love

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2010
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Most of the moments of quiet introspection sag, though. It’s only in those heavier numbers where Etheridge’s best asset, her scarred, emotive croon works its visceral voodoo.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    At its worst Etheridge is a sub-Springsteen mistress of the lyrically obvious. But when she hitches a poetic directness to a thumping tune on The Wanting Of You and Company, she's in a league of her impassioned own. [Aug 200, p.119]
  3. As far as a full-on comeback album, Fearless Love‘s songs as a whole aren’t strong enough to make for a great rock album, due to a lack of indelible hooks, yes, but also because nothing here really boogies.
  4. Perhaps if this production were scaled back a notch or two, Fearless Love wouldn’t feel quite so oppressive, but its oversized sound fits Etheridge’s sense of self: she’s boxed herself into a corner where she only makes music that sounds important…whether it actually is important winds up being beside the point.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 27, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Fearless Love 'is incredible. A lot of emotion and deep songs. 'The Wanting of You', 'Indiana' and 'We Are The Ones' is definitely the best.

    Fearless Love: Animated, appealing.
    The Wanting of You: Wow, exciting.
    Company: Cozy, beautiful.
    Miss California: Strong.
    Drag Me Away: Interesting, beautiful.
    Indiana: Wonderful, Thoughtful.
    Nervous: A good rock, great melody.
    Heaven On Earth: Activist, incredible.
    We Are The Ones: Great rock, very good.
    Only Love: Calm and waking.
    To Be Loved: Cozy.
    Gently We Row: Simple and Finalizing.
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