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Second album by an amazing artist, but not quite as good...
on January 31, 2005
I love Tift Merritt's music. I think Bramble Rose is a truly amazing album. My favorite track is "When I Cross Over." Like a good song should, it makes my hair stand up and my eyes water. I was really looking forward to her next album, which finally arrived two years after Bramble Rose. Unfortunately, it's not as good as Bramble Rose. Bramble Rose was more country, whereas this album seems to use more rock, soul and pop structures. That should be a good thing, but I wonder if she's trying to appeal to a larger pop audience. Tift sounds very confident on this second record, but somehow I liked the more melancholy sound of the first album.