Identity Crisis - Shelby Lynne
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  • Summary: Don't be fooled by the title: While 'Identity Crisis' would have perfectly suited her poorly-received predecessor, 2001's Glen Ballard-produced 'Love, Shelby,' that's not the case here, as these 12 self-produced tracks are more likely to connect with fans of her breakthrough disc 'I Am Shelby Lynne.' Expand
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  1. This is exactly 40 minutes of transcendent music by someone who we always knew was one of the best singers and songwriters on the scene, but someone who we were afraid was never going to make the music she should be making. Well, she's done it.
  2. It's a rootsy, honest album in the simple tradition of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers.
  3. Lynne is so in her element... that you have to believe the title's a deliberate misnomer. [26 Sep 2003, p.94]
  4. An album that blooms slowly over time and repeated listening.
  5. 80
    This is the album Lynne should've made after I Am.... [Nov 2003, p.120]
  6. 80
    Her understated grooves... ooze natural-woman sex appeal. [Oct 2003, p.122]
  7. That she has called this album Identity Crisis shows a grasp of insight sadly lacking on any of its self-penned songs.

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