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Joan Osborne - Pretty Little Stranger

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Reviewer :
Pär Winberg Format: Album
Year: 2006
Label: Vanguard Records
Genre: Singer Songwriter
Producer: Steve Buckingham
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I really liked Joan?s last album "How Sweet It Is" which was a cool cover-album with tasteful arrangements and clever choice of songs that suited her voice and character very well. Now she?s back with a "real" album where it?s more or less only new written material and I must say that I am a little dissapointed.
She?s looking at a more americana/light country album this time and the soul-touch she used to have is more or less gone this time. And perhaps it is for that reason the album doesn?t grab my heart as much as I wanted. It sounds a little tired and where Bonnie Raitt manage to get intimate, Joan is just scratching on the surface. There are a couple of tracks on this album that is worth menthioning though... Second out "Brokedown Palace" is a beautiful piece and "What Are You" is also a beautiful piece of work. But all in all - an inbetween album from a normally better artist. At least if you ask me.

Tracklisting 1. Pretty Little Stranger
2. Brokedown Palace
3. Who Divided
4. Holy Waters
5. What You Are
6. Shake That Devil
7. Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
8. Time Won't Tell
9. Dead Roses
10. After Jane
11. Till I Get It Right
12. When The Blue Hour Comes


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