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What I Deserve
Genres: Country, Pop
No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 23-FEB-1999
No Description Available.
Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 23-FEB-1999
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Valerie S. from LEAGUE CITY, TX
Reviewed on 1/7/2011...
Kelly Willis is my favorite artist of all time! This is her best CD!!! love it! Her voice is amazing!
What Kelly Willis Desrves is a Bigger Audience
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 04/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best mainstream country album of 1999. Hands down, no argument. Kelly Willis performs the same kind of country music as the Dixie Chicks. Why she is not more popular is a mystery. "What I Deserve" is an absolute gem in which Willis brings out the best in songs written by others, including her husband, Bruce Robison. Highlights include "Wrapped," "Not Forgotten You," and "Cradle of Love." Willis's voice is as fine as country music has to offer and she manages to avoid the slick production that ruins many modern Nashville products.If you like this album, check out Bruce Robison's "Wrapped" which features the song of the same name. It'll give you a completely different perspective."
A superbly realized album by unique country/rock singer
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 06/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When MCA and A&M were unable to market Willis to commercial radio, the Austinite struck out on her own to record this brilliant fourth album. A subsequent deal with Ryko has resulted in the most solid release of her career. Her voice retains the country flavor of earlier albums, but the songlist and style have expanded, eluding such simple classification.Willis' confidence as a songwriter has grown, as she contributes five new titles and a reworking of her little-heard "Fading Fast." Her songs emphasize the exquisite dichotomy of her voice: world-weariness delivered with an unfailing resolve to hang on. Whether it's a lost lover or the loneliness of misplaced family roots, she walks the edge between recovery and disaster, unable to find the former and unwilling to fully give herself up to the latter. In addition to her own works, she picks thoughtfully from the catalogs of Bruce Robison, Damon Bramlett and Paul Kelly, and less successfully from the works of Nick Drake and Paul Westerberg.What Willis clearly deserves is the critics-darling reception afforded Lucinda Williams, and the popular acclaim (and sales) rung up by heavily groomed hacks from Nashville's factories."