• Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2001
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7

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  1. SueH.
    Aug 4, 2001
    10
    Her best to date.
  2. Dec 7, 2013
    10
    Felt compelled to write a review of this one, since I just listened to it tonight and it reminded me how much I love this cd. I am a huge Melissa Etheridge fan and saw her concert in the Washington, DC area. We had lawn seats and one of her staff upgraded us to FRONT ROW seats, a group of 8 of us, and she was amazing live, just like her cd's. This is my favorite cd by her and I love allFelt compelled to write a review of this one, since I just listened to it tonight and it reminded me how much I love this cd. I am a huge Melissa Etheridge fan and saw her concert in the Washington, DC area. We had lawn seats and one of her staff upgraded us to FRONT ROW seats, a group of 8 of us, and she was amazing live, just like her cd's. This is my favorite cd by her and I love all of her cd's. This one was released when I was going through a difficult break-up and so was Melissa when she wrote these songs. The way each song unfolds all of he emotions that go with a break-up, from initial anger and disappointment to begging, to sadness, loss and acceptance, and then to a glimpse of hopefulness, and finally, confidence that things will work out fine, perhaps better than before, is so relatable and masterfully communicated through the lyrics and music love this cd! Expand
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    A harrowing, clearly autobiographical dissection of a decaying relationship. [Sep 2001, p.109]
  2. Etheridge adds to an already large canon of lovelorn songs a collection of tracks that are worthy of their peers.
  3. A solid pop-rock album filled with brutally honest lyrics.