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Blurring the Edges

Meredith BrooksAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 6, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002U3B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,702 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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File under "Angry Young Women." Following the likes of Fiona Apple and Alanis Morrisette in line for the confessional, Meredith Brooks became yet another female rocker exposing and expressing her emotions strongly. "Bitch," with its chorus ("I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother/ I'm a sinner, I'm a saint, I do not feel ashamed") was "I Am Woman" for the next millennium, making Helen Reddy's declaration in the 1970s seem like one big yawn. Blurring The Edges doesn't make as strong of a statement in any of its other material, either musically or lyrically, but "What Would Happen" is provocative enough to hold its own. An ode to adultery, the song has Brooks once again in control as she makes no bones about what it is she wants as she swings her guitar. --Steve Gdula

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the often-played recordings in my collection. November 1, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I loved the single "Bitch" when I heard it. Of course it seems that a lot of people do, but being my odd self I won't buy a recording until I hear at least 2 singles off of it that I like (or I already know the artist which I didn't). Then I saw the video for "What Would Happen" and I loved it. I went and got the recording the next day. I have been listening frequently since. Meredith seems like a very positive person, especially judging from the song "Pollyanne", a song about how you don't have to always be angry in life. She's not someone "pukey" or boring though, she's got that bit of sassy-ness to her. I'd have to say that my favorite song on the recording is "Wash My Hands". It always reminds me that I can't dwell how hard my life has been in the past and I just have to look forward to the future positively and even if it doesn't turn out that I will get past it. It really motivates me when times are rough. This recording is great to listen to if you're happy or sad, it's got all the moods in there!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Damn Good! July 12, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD for the awesome song "Bitch," but then I realized how great the other songs were. I am a huge ALANIS MORISSETTE fan and although some people say that MEREDITH is copying her, I think it's really more that they both sing the same type of music. Besides, no BSB/N'SYNC/98 DEGREES fans seem to care that they're all identical (not to mention CRAPPY!!!!) Although this isn't my favorite CD, it's definitely worthwhile. Buy it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best rocker to come along in years! February 2, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I mainly bought Meredith's CD for "Bitch," but came to enjoy the entire album quite immensely after just one listen! It's not just the catchy tunes she plays; her lyrics are also wonderful. She has a playful, optimistic charm about her, while still being able to sing about serious ideas and issues. Her song "Pollyanne" is one of my all-time favorites for the way in which Meredith basically thumbs her nose at all the angst-ridden, directionless "Gen-X'ers" of the '90s who should realize that life really ain't that bad, and that life is too short to be bitter all the time. There's a lot that makes life a pleasure to experience, and Meredith is able to put that idea across in her songs with brilliant lyrical ease! Her wonderful CD has made the perfect companion for all the traveling I do in my car, and Meredith, I thank you for creating such a delightful album! Here's to the next one! :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT September 3, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You can compare Meredith to Alanis if you want, but the truth is that Meredith is a unique and brilliant artist. Her songs all have something to say. "Blurring the Edges" explores a wide variety of moods and feelings. Meredith plays all the guitar parts on this album, which is enough to make it worth your time and money. Meredith's voice is also very sexy and rough. I know you'll love it. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IF YOU BUY "BLURRING THE EDGES!!!"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Meredith Brooks rocks, simply put. August 30, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Okay, I just have to say this. People who think of Meredith as an Alanis-wannabe just need their heads examined. I think it's sad that people have to put labels on perfectly legitimate artists to try to tear them down. But, anyway .. that's not what this is about.
With that said, let's talk about 'Blurring the Edges'. I've had this CD for over a year now, and I never get tired of it. Meredith Brooks is all about straight-up in your face rock-n-roll laced with smart pop hooks. She doesn't feel the need to pretend to be a Gen-X'er with a chip on her shoulder just to sell records. What you get when you buy this record is an honest portrait of an honest woman. And she can play the HECK out of that guitar! Meredith is clearly having the time of her life here, and you can't help but crank it up and enjoy. I, for one, am anxiously awaiting her new album 'Deconstruction' as well.
*SIGH.* I didn't mention even that she's a solid writer all the way around.
Top cuts: "I Need", "Pollyanne", "Watched You Fall".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meredith Rocks August 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
It's to bad that people feel the way they do about her one song named "Bitch"; It's great!!! Her expression of her life is the best within all her songs. Listen, try to look deeper then just one word that may offend you. Her CD is awesome, Buy it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly Honest Rock February 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the first Meredith brooks album, she doesn't even admit to "see it through my eyes" (which was recorded earlier but released later against her wishes) on her website. This great album is reminiscent of early Heart, guitar based rock, thoughtfully honest lyrics, and if not a flawless voice, certainly one that is not hard to listen to. This album contains the most lusty song ever, "What would happen if we Kiss", made more impactful with disonnant sound in the background to set the feeling, "Mouth to mouth, lust to lust, spontainiously combust", Yow!. Very imaginative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing single, forgettable album May 13, 2009
Format:Audio CD
As part of my 90's nostalgia trip, I've been exploring some of the female Lilith Fair-era singers that came out from roughly 1997-1999. Some of these, such as Sarah McLachlan and in some cases, Jewel, have had success since this time. Others, such as Fiona Apple, Shawn Colvin, and Paula Cole, have faded away.

This leads us to Meredith Brooks. I first heard "Bitch" in late '97 or thereabouts. I was intrigued that someone was willing to push the envelope like that. I also remember the controversy and comparisons to Alanis Morissette the single brought as well. I later called up my local music store and asked them who the singer was. For the next decade or so, I forgot all about it.

Recently I brought the album at my local music store. The first thing I noticed after listening to the album was her voice; it's not that good and over the course of listening it gets annoying. It does work somewhat on "Bitch" and on other favorite songs, "Shatter" and "What Would Happen". As for the other songs, I found them generic, boring - and in some places - stupid. The worst offenders out of all of them were the songs "I Need" and "Somedays".

In short, all of the notoriety the single has earned in the years since can't save this album. Brooks offers nothing that separates her from her late 90's peers. She could have been something, but sadly the controversy and comparisons brought about by "Bitch" doomed her to being a one-hit wonder. Sad, but common.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
Teenage days where have they gone. Things more simpler then and this cd takes me their and reminds me of past loves cause we listened to these songs together.
Published 5 months ago by Daniel Berry Jr.
2.0 out of 5 stars TOO OLD FOR IT
I HAD THIS CD WHEN I WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND LOVED IT, BUT I BOUGHT IT AS AN ADULT AND MY TASTE HAS DONESOME SERIOUS CHANGING. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chelsea
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back memories
I stumbled across this album while browsing for more music on amazon and am happy that I found this one. I love Meredith Brooks and this album just brings back high school memories
Published 11 months ago by Sakeena Al-Amin
4.0 out of 5 stars Above average singer-songwriter album
I remember hearing "B*tch" when it first came out and loving that song but never really bothering to pick up Meredith Brook's actual album. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Shelley D. Bowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I only bought this album for the song "BITCH" but i soon became attatched. i also like the songs i need, pollyanne, and shatterd. overal good album
Published 18 months ago by rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Buying this one - AGAIN!
This is the third time I am buying this CD - every song on it is great and they never get old. I keep wearing out the CD or someone borrows it and it disappears.
Published 23 months ago by mo
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have
Great CD has 'bitch' and 'if we kissed' as well as some other great songs that got missed by the radio stations. One of the best artists of the 90's women who rock genre.
Published on November 25, 2011 by CRose
1.0 out of 5 stars never received
I hate it because I ordered it over a month ago and still have not received it. It was a birthday gift and the birthday has logn since passed. lame.
Published on January 12, 2011 by H. Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars my guide for modern quality of life issues
I like the openness with which Meredith Brooks blasts away at some things that bother me, too. I think too many people get treated like quivering cows in hecticity, subjected to... Read more
Published on March 23, 2009 by Bruce P. Barten
5.0 out of 5 stars You mitch!
I think Meredith Brooks has a great voice with just the right amount of edginess to it (not full-out Alanis Morissette edge, but a softer, subtler on edge). Read more
Published on September 27, 2007 by Sarah
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