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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
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  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. 60
    A dozen WB-ready theme songs that slay in that charmingly plastic way.
  5. This shiny collection of pop, folk, blues, country and rock is mostly about as emotionally engaging as watching Mr Spock watch paint dry... in the dark.
  6. Short on the kind of sweet 'n' simple coffeehouse ditties that made the Alaskan-born folksinger a fan favorite.
  7. 40
    This is very much another case of: nice lyrics, but a shame about the tunes. [#4, p.118]

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  1. JohnS.
    Jan 7, 2002
    10
    First album, this is me. Second album, this is you. Third album, this is it. The real thing, sung in a range from minstrel to Janis Joplin.
  2. izata
    Jun 25, 2006
    10
    incredibky magnificient!! every track is great!!! my favs r "standin still","this way","break me""serve the ego","love me just leave me incredibky magnificient!! every track is great!!! my favs r "standin still","this way","break me""serve the ego","love me just leave me alone" n "till we run out of road"... never i've heard such a brilliant album!! if i could i'd give it a 100! this is better than anything that's exist in this world!!!! Collapse

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