There are times when I'd use the word 'pop' in its most dismissive sense - cheap, superficial, ephemeral, commercial, hyped-up pap. But there are elements of pop which rise way above the baseline. Shania Twain is a class act who has taken country into the pop charts without dumbing down. She has a great voice, collaborates with her producer/husband in the writing of some memorable numbers, and has great stage presence and personality - a belief in herself and her abilities which she projects outstandingly well.
The songs (all songs on this album are written by her and her partner) achieve a sophisticated pop/ballad feel - there is a driving beat, but it is subservient to the emotion and feel of the song and the potency of her voice. The words convey a raw irony and almost self-conscious understanding of life's ups and downs.
This is excellent, sophisticated pop, or country-pop, or pop-country, from a highly accomplished performer. Shania Twain delivers energy music - this is an album to play when you're feeling a little down, a little tired, or need a quick boost of her dynamic persona.
'Man! I feel like a woman' & 'That don't impress me much' are the anthems from this album, future classics which will be played decades from now as synonymous with the best of the era's music. They are belted out with rare quality and ooomph! But there are no weak tracks on this album, no fillers. You get a variety of rhythms, beats and emotions in what is a quality production from a real, class act.