Fearless Love

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2010
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. Feb 27, 2011
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    This review contains spoilers. 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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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Fearless Love, Melissa Etheridge's feistiest disc since her 1988 debut, blurs the difference between hard-earned personal experience and social commentary.