Average User Score: 8.5Jan 6, 2014Brandy Clark is a lyrical genius, with her dark sense of humour that is shown in these songs. I am in love with this album, her songs are like mini-stories, all fitting in to about 3-4 minutes each. One of my favourite songs was released as a single, called Stripes, where she tells a story about a woman seeking revenge on her cheating husband, very tempted to pull the trigger, however stops herself, not because she can't cope with prison, but because she doesn't look good in prison jumpsuits (There's no crime of passion worth a crime of fashion/ and the only thing saving your life/ Is that I don't look good in orange and I hate stripes) Genius!
Another song is called "Take a little pill", which is about abusing prescription drugs. Drug use is very delicate topic, but when approached seriously, creates sympathy for those caught in a spiral of addiction.
"What'll keep me out of heaven" is another, telling a story about a woman about to approach the elevator, having to make a decision whether to leave and walk away or to go up to the floor do the deed that will "keep her out of heaven" I love how realistic the whole song is, and how she tells the story. (He's some stranger's husband and I'm some strangers wife)
I could go on and on but I could be here for hours, so I will stop there.
Stand-out tracks: EVERYTHING!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jan 6, 2014Firstly, I must say to the person who rated a 0 claiming that she jokes about Tay and should "die with a stick in her mouth", let me ask, what the hell does that have to do with her album?
For the actual review, I must say whilst this album has a few imperfections, overall it is a very good album. Whilst some songs are a little bland for me (See You Again, for example however I will say it does have a nice message and I always tear up watching the video) and a few songs a kinda over-produced, this is by far her most creative project and the risks payed off. And, as always, her voice is amazing and powerful.
Stand-out tracks: Do You Think About Me, Blown Away, Two Black Cadillacs, Wine After Whiskey (to be fair, everything on the album is worth a listen, but these tracks are those that stand out to me. Of course, we all have different tastes)… Expand