Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

TIFT MERRITT

ANOTHER COUNTRY

2008-01-26

On her third disc, Tift Merritt treads the same earnest path traveled by countless singer/songwriters who craft discs with heartfelt lyrics and pleasant instrumental backing. The problem with this approach is that unless the songs strike an emotional chord with the listener they are nothing more than pleasant background music. By and large that is the case here with the bulk of the songs drifting on by with little to distinguish one from another. Exceptions include the popish sounding "Broken", the lush and warm "I Know What I’m Looking for Now", the slightly rocking "Tell Me Something True", which hits home with some saucy horn charts, and "My Heart is Free" which has a heavier electric groove. Smitty

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Rock

  • reviewed 01/2010

    Mumiy Troll
    Comrade Ambassador

  • reviewed 11/2016

    JUNGLEFOWL
    Strut

  • reviewed 01/2008

    MATT COSTA
    Unfamiliar Faces

  • reviewed 06/2007

    DOLORES O'RIORDAN
    Are You Listening?

  • reviewed 10/2008

    Ben Folds
    - Way to Normal

  • reviewed 03/2011

    SMITH WESTERNS
    Dye It Blonde

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.