Love, Shelby

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2001
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Continues in the same vein as its predecessor, matching Lynne's soulful vocals with an array of catchy tunes. [#184, p.140]
  2. 60
    It's sad to see the rocker side that Lynne has unveiled in her live sets turned into histrionic failures like "Trust Me," "Star Broker," and "Jesus On A Greyhound." [Dec 2001, p.154]
  3. Finds the sexy singer too often wading in the oversimplified pop influence of heavyweight producer Glen Ballard, her country sass and personality replaced by hackneyed and bland musical doodles.
  4. The edges have all been sawed off of Lynne's sound by producer and co-songwriter Glen Ballard, and she appears as a positively wimpy adult.
  5. Seems slickly over-produced and a little forced.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. RobM
    May 23, 2005
    9
    I was disappointed in this when it came out, but listening again recently I was surprised at how good it is.
  2. Rob
    Nov 30, 2001
    8
    It's actually really good!
  3. StephenH.
    Nov 30, 2001
    7
    It's not the wonderfully soulful music of "I Am Shelby Lynne," but it is a good slick pop album. It's just disappointing knowing It's not the wonderfully soulful music of "I Am Shelby Lynne," but it is a good slick pop album. It's just disappointing knowing how much better Shelby can be. Full Review »