Stupid Love - Mindy Smith
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the singer-songwriter was co-produced with Ian Fitchuk and Justin Loucks.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The lack of woe-is-me melancholy on Mindy Smith's fourth release, Stupid Love, is what makes the heartrending album so intriguing.
  2. Smith's latest, Stupid Love, goes a long way toward correcting those earlier mistakes, and it easily stands as her most accomplished, most substantial record.
  3. The songs generally sound as tuneful and well-crafted as her earlier work, but Stupid Love sounds curiously chicken-hearted when it reaches for its pop gestures, a shame since the songs where she pushes hardest in that direction are the ones that succeed the most.
  4. The Long Island native is too unruly to fit into a mainstream country costume. Her pop sweet tooth is in full effect here on the single 'Highs and Lows' and 'What Love Can Do,' which nod to Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac.
  5. Succinctly stated, Mindy Smith’s voice has a power and a complexity that her songs (or her perspectives) have not yet achieved. This leaves Stupid Love a pleasurable and poignant affair, but not as emotionally gripping as it could be, or wants to be.
  6. This is a scattered, sometimes awkward effort from a singer who has been, until now, tonally consistent and confident.