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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.
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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]
  3. Tears, Lies, and Alibis is an album worth buying mainly for two reasons. Firstly the opening track, Rains Came. It sits in what sounds like a familiar bed, but doesn't quite go where you expect it to, and is, this time, lyrically opaque. Secondly, you can drown in her voice. It is fabulous; not an in-your-face "listen to how many octaves I can leap" sort of way, but it effortlessly convinces you she's lived this stuff, and means every word.
  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. Shelby struggles to get her dues outside conventional country circles, but Tears, Lies And Alibis is far from conventional. [Nov 2010, p.111]
  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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