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All You Can Eat
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Shanna U. from NASHVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 9/21/2006...
She has one of my favorite voices on the planet.
Kd: Songs of Love and Desire 5*!
M. Allen Greenbaum | California | 06/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Simply stated, k.d. lang is one of the top singers today--inany genre. This CD is one of her best, and it doesn't get nearly theair play it deserves. These are songs of love and longing. Kd can sound strong, confused, yearning, confident, and sensuous. Underlying this expressive versatility is her compelling voice--it soars and warms, soothes and excites. The timbre and phrasing are spectacularly good, but never overwhelming. She completes the songs, rather than competing with them: She and the song are as one. The lyrics are simple but direct and effective; never forced, the words wrap around the music just as k.d.'s voice envelops the words.Unlike most CDS (where there often are at least one or two disappointing numbers) every song here dazzles. "Sexuality" is a song to share with someone you love: Both playful, "how bad could it be, that you should fall in love with me," and bold "release yourself upon me," its hauntingly beautiful arrangement (augmented by Ben Mink's strings) is just one of many highlights here. "Believe in Me" is lushly arranged with viola, violin, guitars, cello, and keyboards. "Infinite and Unforeseen" basks in warm, languishing, contemplative colors; every note played and placed just right without seeming studied. The last song, "I want it all," embraces the dualisms of love:"All the illusion, all of the truth, all the confusion, all of the proof; all of the pleasures, all of the pain, all I am losing, all that I've gained...oh-I want it all... "Non-musical features include excellent liner notes, drawings by and pictures of kd, and the location of her official fan club website ... Strong, sensuous, supple, k.d.'s voice is a wonder! Buy this for yourself--or someone you love."
Lang's "All You Can Eat" offers a pop feast
John Jones | Chicago IL | 09/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When a left-of-center country/torch singer finds herself with a platinum record, Grammy award, and crossover hit single, what's next? Why, a nosedive into the mainstream, naturally. Luckily for us, this isn't at all the easy sellout it may sound like, and after "Ingenue" and its hit, "Constant Craving," made kd lang a household name, "All You Can Eat" proves she has the talent and taste in material to make sure it was no fluke.In retrospect, it's amazing this album wasn't more of a Stateside success than it was; "If I Were You" and "You're OK" are the sort of irresistible pop/rock workouts you'd expect VH1 to cling to (imagine a subdued Sheryl Crow), and the tender ballad "Maybe" sounds like something Fleetwood Mac might have aspired to after "Rumours." Similarly retro and commercial-friendly is the organ-laced 60's feel behind "Sexuality," and the Beatles-heavy vibe found on "Get Some" provides one of lang's most joyous-sounding vocals and overall finest moments. "Acquiesce" is a bit of an oddity, with some moody "ooh"s and the repeating of the title attempting to pass as hooks, but the track isn't an unpleasant listen, and the tender, Motels-like ballad "This" and the sultry, slow-burn funk of "I Want it All" more than make up for any quibbles it may inspire.Throughout the record lang's frequent producer Ben Mink keeps that glorious voice awash in crisp drum rhythms, tasteful instrumental flourishes and lush self-harmonies; this album is so polished you almost expect to see your own reflection in it. But what's especially striking here is the minimalist effect at work; most of the tunes have one verse and bridge, one chorus, a short solo, and another chorus leading to somewhat abrupt finishes that make you want to instantly start each track over again. Suddenly the Chinese-takeout theme of the packaging makes sense; like the old joke about eating Chinese and being hungry an hour later, you may well find that one -or two, or three- spins of this slick pop record simply isn't enough. "All You Can Eat," indeed."