Album Title: World Without Tears
Here's a review. For the last three records she made she has typically gotten glowing reviews from virtually 100% of critics.
Zee, I'll check out Kasey Chambers again, I've heard her before, wasn't too interested. Thanks.
Producer(s): Mark Howard, Lucinda Williams
Label/Catalog Number: Lost Highway 08817
Release Date: April 8
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: April 12, 2003
Since the Grammy Award-winning Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and the quieter but still powerful Essence, Lucinda Williams has been in a can-do-no-wrong state of mind. On her second Lost Highway release, she is simply magnificent, conjuring narcotic vegetation on "Fruits of My Labor," amateur psychoanalysis on "Sweet Side," and then grating dissonance on the sexually appreciative "Righteously." When she wants to, Williams owns female country rock (the brilliant homage "Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings"), and she offers hard-earned perspective on "People Talkin.' " As a songwriter, Williams has few peers and is routinely stunning here, alternating between raw exposure ("Those Three Days") and tender subtlety ("Overtime"). Regardless of one's politics, the understated beauty of the title cut could easily be a theme song for our current troubled times, and Williams' world-weary delivery works wonders.--RW