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  • Summary: The country singer was joined in a Nashville studio by Benmont Tench (The Heartbreakers), Michael Ward (The Wallflowers) and others on this latest release.
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  1. There's no reason why this can't nestle snugly alongside Norah Jones in record collections around the world, and it certainly deserves to.
  2. A whispery, unrefined set of back-porch rhythm & blues. [27 May 2005, p.139]
  3. The impromptu feel is often charming and sometimes campy, but always sincere.
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    Mostly, Suit Yourself matches its predecessor's brilliance. [Jul 2005, p.100]
  5. Far less commercial, but also far richer. [Aug 2005, p.129]
  6. With a little folk-rock and a little Memphis soul, the cozy arrangements are supposed to play down her craftsmanship and bring a listener closer. But that only happens in the best songs. [12 Jun 2005]

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. NovellaC
    Sep 1, 2005
    10
    you go girl, Suiting yourself sure suits you!
  2. dave
    Jun 13, 2005
    10
    Great CD, this may be her best work yet!
  3. jorginej
    Jul 5, 2005
    10
    everything Shelby does is super fine. if you listen to everything she has ever done, you can't say one is better then the other because everything Shelby does is super fine. if you listen to everything she has ever done, you can't say one is better then the other because Shelby is a brave performer , singer, songwriter. She doesn't sing herself into a corner to fulfill some obligation for marketing purposes..I think the main ingredient from the beginning of Shelby's career is her ability to be true to who she is and by doing that every thing she does touches you in some way. Expand
  4. DeanoK
    May 31, 2005
    9
    Fabulous collection of stripped-down, honest songs. The in-studio banter and "looseness" of the sessions only makes the songs seem more real. Fabulous collection of stripped-down, honest songs. The in-studio banter and "looseness" of the sessions only makes the songs seem more real. If you liked "I Am Shelby Lynne," you'll love "Suit Yourself." Expand
  5. MarkB
    Jun 15, 2005
    7
    Very good album. Would have given a higher rating if her eariy recordings, where she exposed the full range of her quite dynamic voice, did Very good album. Would have given a higher rating if her eariy recordings, where she exposed the full range of her quite dynamic voice, did not exist. While her soft singing is exquisite, you can't help but wish she'd really cut loose every now and again. The closest she comes is on I Cry Every Day, and while it's exhilirating, it's also just a tease. Expand
  6. CosmoPrelog
    Jun 7, 2005
    3
    Dear Ms. Lynne, Thank you for creating one of the most moving and inspirational tributes to crap ever recorded. Love Always, CP