Hope & Glory - Ann Wilson
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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  • Summary: Former Heart singer debuts her first solo album.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Wilson's own vocals have grown more passionate over the years and she makes certain the spotlight never strays far from her. [14 Sep 2007, p.148]
  2. Wilson's voice has aged; once-effortless high notes stay out of reach. But like a hard-living blues diva who subs soul for sweetness, Wilson makes those whiskey tones work.
  3. Hope & Glory"--which contains 11 covers and one original--is rich in pleasures, even if it plays more like a highlight reel than a thoroughly imagined work.
  4. It's a bleak album to be sure, undoubtedly inspired by the downtrodden national mood of the times in which it was recorded. Ann's voice is strong and convincing on these tunes, largely drawn from the '60s and '70s with a few exceptions.
  5. Ultimately, is that there is a lot more good material than bad here. That is kind of a triumph. But it would be a lot better to just hear a new Heart album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19