Feb 27, 2007

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge has, over the course of eight albums, transformed herself from an issues-oriented feminist folkie to a love-song-slinging blues rocker.

(Rollingstone.com)

On the heavily acoustic Melissa Etheridge, her songs are less about lust than loss, running the gamut from Why don't you want me? to You used to want me, why don't you want me now? (A deluxe 2003 reissue augments the original album with such fans-only fare as demos and live recordings.) With the overly ambitious Brave and Crazy, she leavens the spurned-lover stuff with attempts at poetry, resulting in such cringe-worthy choruses as "Shame, shame but I love your name/And the way you make the buffalo roam." Ouch. Never Enough toughens her sound slightly, but it's not until Yes I Am that Etheridge finds her formula. With the bluesy grind of "Come to My Window," Etheridge found not only a hard-rock approach suited to her big, bluesy voice, but also a subject -- sexual desire -- to which everyone could relate.

Your Little Secret expands on that breakthrough, bringing an almost Springsteenian majesty to some of the songs. Even better, she truly understands the allure of illicit desire, and through the likes of "Such an Unusual Kiss" and "I Want to Come Over" makes it very easy to see the good side of bad love. Breakdown tends to prefer heartbreak melodrama to lubricious longing, which isn't as much fun but is nearly as entertaining. "Angels Would Fall" may try to be the pop equivalent of The Thorn Birds as Etheridge's protagonist longs to lead a devout lover off the prayerful path, but it serves up its soapy saga with enough musical oomph to make the lyrical excesses forgivable.

The rough and rambunctious Skin is less ambitious and much more uneven, but when it works -- as on the rousing "I Want to Be in Love" -- it shows that Etheridge has lost none of her bite. A pity, then, that Lucky keeps coming up boxcars. While there's plenty of desire on display in the lyrics, the music itself seems neither hungry nor horny, while "Tuesday Morning," dedicated to gay 9/11 victim Mark Bingham, seems slightly gratuitous in comparison with songs such as Neil Young's "Let's Roll." (J.D. CONSIDINE)

From 2004's The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

Related Posts




1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Download mp3 songs, Video songs, Wallpapers or Full Movie

(Bollywood, Hollywood, Telugu and Tamil Movies)

Download mp3 songs


Download or Watch Online Video


Download Full Movie


Download Wallpapers of Actress


Download Movie Wallpapers


Download mp3 songs, Video songs, Wallpapers or Full Movie


Latest Tpoics of this site :


Download Bhoothnath Video Songs


Download Meet Bill Hollywood Movie(2008)


Download Baby Mama movie(2008)


Download Love Songs Bollywood movie (2008)


Download Pandi Songs (2008)


Watch or Download Akku movie (2008)


Download What Happens In Vegas movie(2008)


Download War, Inc. movie(2008)


Download my mom's new boyfriend movie (2008)


Download chennai superkings songs


Download Aayutham Seivom songs (2008)


Download Speed Racer Movie (2008)


Download Khushboo songs (2008)


Download Bhootnath movie (2008)


Download sonal chauhan Actress Wallpapers


Download Katherine Heigl Wallpapers


Download ileana Wallpapers


Download Anamika Video songs (2008)


Download Anamika movie(2008)


Watch Sirf Video songs (2008)


Watch Jalsa Video Songs (2008)


Download Jalsa wallpapers (2008)


Watch Kantri Video Songs (2008)


Download Rang Rasiya Wallpapers (2008)


Download Ankit, Pallavi & Friends Songs


Download Anamika Songs (2008)


Download Ghatothkach songs (2008)


Download Jalsa (2008) telugu movie


Download Kantri Wallpapers (2008)


Download Raat Gayi Baat Gayi wallpapers (2008)


Download Don Muthuswami video songs (2008)


Download Don Muthuswami Songs (2008)


Download Dhoom Dadakka Video Songs (2008)


Download Hastey Hastey (2008) Wallpapers


Download Dhoom Dadakka (2008) songs


Download The Awakening (2008) Songs


Download Hastey Hastey Video Songs


Download Anushka Shetty Wallpapers


Download Kalidasu Telugu Movie (2008)


Download Too Hot Too Cool (2008) Songs, IPL POP


Download Mr White Mr Black movie (2008)


Download Hastey Hastey Songs (2008)


Download Shamur Shardana Songs - Pop Album


Download Sirf (2008) Movie


Kuruvi Video Songs Download


Download Tashan movie (2008)


Download Katrina kaif Wallpapers


Download Aashayein Wallpapers


Download The Number 23 (2007) movie


Download Vaana Telugu songs

Post a Comment

Google