Top positive review
on 20 May 2017
I listen to country music comparatively rarely, in fact I originally bought this CD for my aunt. Upon listening to it however I found that it was very varied in musical styles - the country rock of ' 'The Long Way Around', the achingly beautiful slow ballad 'Lullaby', the hard rocking ' Lubbock Or Leave It', the sexy sixties orientated pop of 'I Like It' and the blues tinged gospel of 'I Hope' are some of the highlights of the set.
Written at a time of stress and blacklisting by US country radio as part of of the vicious backlash against vocalist Natalie Maines criticism of the Iraq war, this record serves as an interesting insight into the time concerned, which seems to have been a period of paranoia and even hysteria from parts of the US media.
Nevertheless the Dixie Chicks rise above it and have produced a very fine album.