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|CAN WE GO HOME NOW?|
Nothing can ever top the quirky purity of the New York trio's first few discs, but this sweet, restrained set will seduce old fans turned off by the overproduced disappointments that followed. The harmonies opt for flat-ou... more »
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Nothing can ever top the quirky purity of the New York trio's first few discs, but this sweet, restrained set will seduce old fans turned off by the overproduced disappointments that followed. The harmonies opt for flat-out beauty instead of the usual harsh edge, and there's a warm and fuzzy glow to lovely originals like "Can We Go Home Now," "Move," and "Holidays." --Jeff Bateman
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No wonder they disbanded after this
firstname.lastname@example.org | 09/30/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved the Roches since their first album came out, have seen them in concert 5 times ... and I have to say this album is their very worst -- even weaker than SPEAK, which at least has the great song "Nocturne." This album has no keepers at all. It was a great disappointment, especially coming on the heels of A DOVE, which contained their strongest writing. But CAN WE GO HOME NOW features shockingly amateurish writing for such gifted composers. The problem is that all 3 sisters indulged in their worst tendencies -- Terre in her formlessness and pretentiousness ("Christlike" is just awful); Suzzy in her smiley-face Hallmark feel-good attempts at poignancy; and Maggie, usually the best writer, in flat haikus. Maggie's title song and "Winter Coat" both go on for almost 9 (!) minutes each, and both of them go absolutely nowhere; I guess Maggie was hoping that a piling up of details would amount to some kind of emotional resonance -- but it doesn't -- the songs just drone on listlessly then fade out. Winter Coat, which so many people, inexplicably, seem to like, is really an embarrassment -- it's not clever, funny, or moving. Who wants to listen to 9 minutes about someone's coat -- especially when there's no point to the narrative?It's not surprising that the sisters went their own separate ways after this effort; obviously, they had run out of ideas. There's not much evidence of sisterly communion here, anyway -- they all seem to be writing and performing in their own separate corners.If you're interested in hearing late-period Roches, pick up A DOVE instead -- it has all the beauty, incisiveness, and edge that's missing here."
CWGHN is the 2nd Best Roches album
Joshua Smith | New Hartford, CT United States | 08/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frankly, I'm shocked that somebody gave this CD only 1 star!!! I personally feel that this album is the 2nd best Roches album, second only to 1989's brilliant "Speak" album. Who cares if the Roches lost their hard edge they had in the late seventies and early eighties? Artists change and evolve!!! Their fans should learn to do the same. The Roches have never forgotten how to write knock-out songs and to harmonize brilliantly, which is a rare commodity on other 90's albums by artists who, like the Roches, began their recording careers in the late seventies. In short, CWGHN is a great album. Don't miss out on this one, either!!!"
An engaging, beautifully harmonious and witty album!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hadn't heard the Roches in years until, rememering the harmonies of their debut album, "The Roches," I bought this CD. It's addictive -- I could (and have) listened to their beautifully interwoven voices over and over, in particular the title song as well as "My Winter Coat" and "I'm Someone Who Loves You." The Roches' wit and good humor make all of their songs sparkle like gems."