This Way - Jewel
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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter's third album contains 12 new studio tracks and two bonus live tracks.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. It's her first genuine step forward... probably the best record she has cut to date.
  2. This Way is not as accessible to the masses as previous albums, but this jewel doesn't need to be so polished to glitter.
  3. She's one of the most richly idiomatic female pop singers of her generation, combining the blazing timbral containment of Karen Carpenter with the rootsy looseness of Bonnie Raitt.
  4. This Way is somehow both ambitious and down-to-earth compared to its predecessors.
  5. 60
    A dozen WB-ready theme songs that slay in that charmingly plastic way.
  6. Short on the kind of sweet 'n' simple coffeehouse ditties that made the Alaskan-born folksinger a fan favorite.
  7. 40
    This album stumbles on the lower slopes of her ambitions. [Mar 2002, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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