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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have for your collection
This album came out in 95 in a flurry of gossip and rumour following the massive top 5 hit all i wanna do. Was sheryl any good? Could she actually sing? Did she write her own stuff?
YES YES YES- this album proved the whole music industry wrong, sporting top 10 hits *If it makes you happy*, *Winding road*, *Home* and *A change*.
I've been listening to this album...
Published on 10 Sept. 2002

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some great songs but sleepy in the long run
Sheryl Crow has a great talent. She is a good singer with a veeery seductive voice, and her compositions do own a certain Western soul.
Songs like »If It Makes You Happy«, »Redemption Day«, »Hard To Make A Stand« or »Oh Marie« are emotional and beautiful. But the album as a whole has too many slow, sleepy, ta-dam ta-dam tracks.
Sheryl Crow is one those...
Published on 16 Feb. 2000


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have for your collection, 10 Sept. 2002
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This review is from: Sheryl Crow (Audio CD)
This album came out in 95 in a flurry of gossip and rumour following the massive top 5 hit all i wanna do. Was sheryl any good? Could she actually sing? Did she write her own stuff?
YES YES YES- this album proved the whole music industry wrong, sporting top 10 hits *If it makes you happy*, *Winding road*, *Home* and *A change*.
I've been listening to this album for 5 or more years now and it doesnt tire, the music is so fresh, so effortless and has a sincerity that is sometimes lacking from her newer work
This album has everything you want, from all out athems ( if it makes you happy), quiet reflective songs ( home), songs with totally pointless lyrics ( winding road) and songs that seems to be written about you ( Home, The Book and Superstar). With heavy influences from the like of the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and the Steve Miller Band this album is sure to be a future classic
The high point of the album is redemption day, a song that really has its meaning on the eve of 9/11, the songwriting is the best to come from 90's soft rock and the production is out of this world
If you buy any Sheryl Crow cd, buy this one. trust me and the 5 million other people that bought it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Upcoming Star!, 8 Jan. 2003
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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews
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This 1996 album shows a lot of promise in who is now known as Sheryl Crow. The sum of the thirteen songs is played somewhat too safe and a tad clunky, but she finds herself in a few gems. Almost like a female "Eagles", Ms. Crow exhibits talent in many styles.
"Ordinary Mornings" has her screaming the blues with a great guitar lead that matches her vocals. "Torch Song" makes for a good bluesy number also with a nice guitar lead. If you're looking for a little country-western rock, "Redemption Day" easily satisfies that area. She could have done an entire album on that subject.
"Hard To Make A Stand" and "Love Is A Good Thing" are MOR but still provide a semblance of good funk to keep anyone satified. Only on the hit, "Everyday Is A Winding Road", Does Sheryl Crow come into her own - and it's a great single that set her off in the direction she now follows. It's upbeat, dancey and cheery.
This may not be her best stuff, but it sure has enough on it to make it worth the purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars my most listened to album, 14 Dec. 2000
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the lyrics in some of the songs are amazing- u can relate everything back to ur own situation and empathise with the singer even if they have nothing to do with what ur going through. even if ur not depressed its good to chill to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mid tempo rock, 3 Jun. 2007
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Peter Uys "Toypom" (Sandton) - See all my reviews
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This is not an immediate album, it takes a while to appreciate its considerable worth. The music is mostly mainstream rock of the mid-tempo variety embellished with other styles and the lyrics are full of references to pop culture, sometimes witty, always clever. The album opens with the heavy track Maybe Angels, which is followed by the catchy pop-rock of A Change Will Do You Good.

The lovely tender ballad Home is a folky interlude, Sweet Rosalyn is a tuneful rock ballad and If It Makes You Happy a powerful anthemic song where her voice really soars. One of the more profound songs is titled Redemption Day, a soft rock ballad with poignant lyrics. The gritty guitar and gripping rock riff of Hard To Make A Stand make the song stand out, but the most melodious number is the memorable Everyday Is A Winding Road with its singalong chorus.

The Book is slow and introspective whilst Ordinary Morning has a complex arrangement with jazzy lounge and rock sections. The country tinged Sad Sad World is another of my favourites with its melancholy tune and introspective lyrics. On first impression, the album may sound a bit plodding but repeated listens will reveal some truly great songs. One lilting uptempo rocker would have raised the album to 5 star status!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Her only album with bite., 10 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Sheryl Crow (Audio CD)
Listening to her first album, Tuesday Night Music Club, you hear an album made for the radio waves. Light easy going and easy to listen to. Ultimately, over time, it seems lightweight. Later on, she produced the polished and fun "C'mon, C'mon", which is a better album. However between these two, lies this self-titled effort. Musically more dense and lyrically more challenging, it is less easy to listen to compared with the albums already mentioned. Yes you have the radio singles but the more brooding tracks are the highlights. Redemption Day and The Book are understated gems; Home is a tight lyrical masterpiece; and Hard to Make a Stand is a clever condemnation of mean small town societies. Not every track works, but this is worth persevering with, it grows on you. But it will take time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sherl's best album to date, 11 Jun. 2008
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I have all Sheryl Crow's albums and I would say this is the best. Inc :- Every Day Is A Winding Road, If It make's You Happy and A Change Would Do You Good.

I would also recommend Detours, C'mon C'mon and Tuesday Night Music Club.

If you like depressing go for Wild Flowers and The Globe Session. I don't particulaly like these one's myself. But other fan's might.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She's come a long way, 28 Jan. 2009
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Dizzy (Smithville) - See all my reviews
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From being a backing singer for Michael Jackson to top selling solo artist, Sheryl Crow has become one of the best femail artists of all time. Her country/folksy with a rock twist style creates an album of catchy tunes that linger in your head longer after the album ends.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ...cool album, cool chick; tremendous talent in fact!, 17 Jan. 2000
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Not one single bad track, the whole album just gets better and better the more you listen to it. And you never ever get bored like with a lot of artists around these days. You can really sense the Clapton influence too..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sold, 11 Jan. 2015
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I love Sheryl. And she apparently loves me (restraining order currently in place) - so I'll review from a distance. Good solid album. Her "rock chick" phase. Might be all an illusion but I'm sold.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some great songs but sleepy in the long run, 16 Feb. 2000
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Sheryl Crow has a great talent. She is a good singer with a veeery seductive voice, and her compositions do own a certain Western soul.
Songs like »If It Makes You Happy«, »Redemption Day«, »Hard To Make A Stand« or »Oh Marie« are emotional and beautiful. But the album as a whole has too many slow, sleepy, ta-dam ta-dam tracks.
Sheryl Crow is one those artists where buying her »Best Of« in ten years is going to be the best bargain.
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