Tears, Lies, And Alibis

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  • Summary: This is the first album on the Virginia-born singer-songwriter’s own label, Everso Records.
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  1. It's a beautifully understated album of personal confessions, wandering thoughts and worldly observations, all rendered with the assurance of a naturally gifted vocalist, one who clearly has no need for auto-tune or other irritating tonal tampering devices.
  2. Produced with exquisite balance, these ten self-penned songs reflect what Lynne's learned about the studio process in her 20 years as a recording artist.
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    This terrific record is the first on her own Everso imprint and seems to finds her more settled. [Oct 2010, p.89]
  4. Lynne has always been a commanding vocalist, and age has only sharpened her delivery and given her more to sing about.
  5. Her typical lyrical bent remains, but musically, Tears, Lies & Alibis is largely a spare, acoustic affair.
  6. Her production instincts are spot-on, never overindulging in the freedom afforded by her role as the producer. Unfortunately, Lynne's songwriting isn't as sharp here as it has been on records like Suit Yourself and Identity Crisis.
  7. The songs that round out the album similarly waver between sparse tunes aiming at etherealness and ballads that strive for languor. None quite work on their own, and I lose all sense of where we're headed.

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