Love, Shelby - Shelby Lynne
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  • Summary: The Grammy-winning artist follows her 2000 hit 'I Am Shelby Lynne' with ten new tracks produced by Glen Ballard (Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morissette), including a cover of John Lennon's "Mother."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. 80
    Exceptional, exemplary grown-up rock. [#4, p.120]
  2. May not be as postcard-perfect as I Am Shelby Lynne, but it comes pretty close.
  3. 70
    Things sometimes tip too far into conventional rock cliché -- "I Can't Wait" is too obvious a power ballad -- but for the most part, this is another display of Lynne's surprisingly agile range.
  4. 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.
  5. Seems slickly over-produced and a little forced.
  6. 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.
  7. The disc's 10 tracks blur into a dispiriting, middle-of-the-road mishmash of lite pop, lite country, lite rock, and lite adult-contemporary.

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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 how much better Shelby can be. Collapse
  4. ChristyH.
    Nov 15, 2001
    0
    BOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! what crap.

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