How To Walk Away - Juliana Hatfield
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  • Summary: The 10th solo album for the artist was produced by Andy Chase and features Richard Butler, Matthew Caws, Jody Porter, and Tracy Bonham as guests.
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  1. The result is rueful and gorgeous. [22/29 Aug 2008, p.125]
  2. It's a tight, cohesive record with a subtle but undeniable resonance, a record that Juliana Hatfield always seemed on the verge of delivering but finally has.
  3. Hatfield does her moody, catchy indie-pop to near-perfection after so much practice (nine solo albums during the past 16 years), and entertaining examples abound here.
  4. Songs this bitter demand catharsis, but nestled in its pop cocoon, that side of Hatfield's story instead gets stifled by the soft bomb approach when what you really want is for the singer, once and for all, to explode in rage and break something.
  5. What Hatfield lacks in lyrical grace--she makes up in conviction. [Summer 2008, p.82]
  6. The album has its moments but suffers from fussy production.

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  1. MatthewB.
    Aug 22, 2008
    9
    It's very different for Juliana. It's a great pop album, but without losing all of her integrity. It's done in a tasteful, It's very different for Juliana. It's a great pop album, but without losing all of her integrity. It's done in a tasteful, artistic way and it's a really catchy album. The voice and guitars are unchanged. It's nice to have a slightly more modern sound to things. Expand
  2. KevinM.
    Aug 23, 2008
    8
    Very well produced. Great songwriting.