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Way I Should Be
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: DEMENT,IRIS Title: WAY I SHOULD Street Release Date: 10/08/1996
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Media Type: CD
Title: WAY I SHOULD
Street Release Date: 10/08/1996
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Jim W. from AMERICUS, GA
Reviewed on 12/27/2009...
DeMent isn't for everyone, but her primative,in a good way, sound is delightful to my ears.
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Miss Iris protests.
Peter Reeve | Thousand Oaks, CA USA | 11/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Iris has been polarizing opinions and confounding expectations throughout her career and this, the third of her four albums to date, is no exception. Everything she does is heartfelt and musically satisfying but, being so varied, will not always be to your taste. She loses some fans and gains others with each release.
Some of the songs here hark back to the style of 60s protest songs, especially There's a Wall in Washington and Wasteland of the Free. I personally found the former (about the Vietnam commemorative wall) heartbreakingly powerful, whereas the latter came over as too strident and simplistic.
I still love Iris best when she is light and lyrical, as she is on my favorite track, When My Morning Comes Around. But long may she extend her thematic range and continue to explore new avenues of creativity. Listen to her with an open mind and an open heart and you may well fall in love with her too.
Disappointing after two great records
Peter Reeve | 03/11/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"`Infamous Angel' and `My Life' are two of the greatest country records I've ever heard. Iris' voice borders on the eerie in its ability to move the listener. Her lyrics on those two records perfectly conveyed the reality of simple universal (western) situations, though Dement's country roots were also clear to see. Of course these aren't the only things you can write songs about, but they are what Dement is good at. I didn't like the particular change in direction that we get on `The Way I Should'. I have to admit that I'm no fan of the more rocky approach to start with, but I think the main problem lies in the issue led themes that just don't seem to work here. Issue songs can obviously work, but I'm not sure about their success in the country medium. And neither am I convinced by this more m.o.r. country approach. I don't think that doing what you're good at necessarily means getting stuck in a rut, so i hope that we see a return to a less overblown style in the next record."