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  • Summary: The veteran singer-songwriter was forced by Island to re-record the songs for this eighth album three times, before the label finally approved a release. This final version was recorded with producer John Shanks (Alanis Morissette) and marks the first of her albums to include songs notThe veteran singer-songwriter was forced by Island to re-record the songs for this eighth album three times, before the label finally approved a release. This final version was recorded with producer John Shanks (Alanis Morissette) and marks the first of her albums to include songs not written by Etheridge. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Despite Lucky's glossy, easily digestible tendencies, it still burns bright with the usual Etheridge fervor.
  2. Sounding like a Pabst Blue Ribbon-slamming cross between John Cougar Mellencamp and Janis Joplin, Etheridge unleashes pool-hall rockers... as if every night is Friday night.
  3. On the whole, Etheridge seems to be back circa Yes I Am, which is a good thing for fans and newcomers.
  4. As a rock album… it's ordinary. [13 Feb 2004, p.72]
  5. Melissa Etheridge wears her heart on her sleeve and anywhere else she can think to plaster it, and in that regard, Lucky -- despite some songs that are, by her standards, upbeat and celebratory -- doesn't break the mold.
  6. "Lucky" kicks off the proceedings; it's a buoyant, blistering winner of a song. Unfortunately, the track is also one of the disc's few high points.
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    Etheridge backs up her verbal cliches with musical ones. [Mar 2004, p.117]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. SamV
    Jan 2, 2006
    10
    She's back to what she does best...rocking.
  2. JuliaS
    Feb 27, 2004
    10
    Excellent mix of hard-driving rock and soft ballads.
  3. annemarieb
    Mar 29, 2004
    10
    Great, exactly what's going through my mind always....performed by Melissa...
  4. MarkB
    Dec 22, 2004
    9
    Doesn't break much, if any, new ground, but has more passion and staying power than the 2004 critics' faves (Loretta Lynn, Franz Doesn't break much, if any, new ground, but has more passion and staying power than the 2004 critics' faves (Loretta Lynn, Franz Ferdinand among them). Expand
  5. CherylR
    Mar 3, 2004
    7
    I was impressed, for someone who normally stays away from her musical style.