This album 'I am Shelby Lynne' defies categorisation. It's NOT country, but as to what it IS, I couldn't tell ya. One thing I can say - it's GOOD! I've got 'Alabama Song' by Allison Moorer, (they're sisters I'm told) but it's not like that either. 'Life Is Bad' has a kinda Sheryl Crow vibe going on, and in places I'm put in mind of The Shirelles or The Shangrilas. (I know, I'm making it sound bizarre.) It's funny though, cos everyone seems to go out and buy I.A.S.L. pretty much blind, (well it's not like it's likely to get airplay or anything!) Something drew me to this album and I'm glad it did. If you're interested, the last two albums I bought on faith without ever hearing a note were Alanis' 'Jagged Little Pill and Hole 'Live Through This', and I love them too! Stand out tracks? 'Thought It Would Be Easier' and 'Your Lies'. An instant classic.