Lucky - Melissa Etheridge
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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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 not written by Etheridge. Expand
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  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.
  7. 40
    Etheridge backs up her verbal cliches with musical ones. [Mar 2004, p.117]
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