Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
their second and final LP
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their second and final LP
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It's Been So Long...
Eric Wilson | Nashville, TN United States | 03/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first owned this album on tape in the mid-80's. After hearing Lone Justice's debut album, with all its eccentric brilliance, I purchased "Shelter" only to discover a more polished and pop sound that still remained rugged and edgy--based primarily on Maria McKee's voice. Then, somehow, somewhere, I lost the tape.Two days ago, I ran across the CD at a reduced price. I couldn't resist. Popping the disc into my car, I was taken back fifteen years ago to the excitement and emotion of my college years. This ranks as one of my all-time favorite albums. Even songs that initially held no hold over me ("Dixie Storms" and "Reflected"), now draw something unexpected from my heart. The lyrics find a balance between preachy and obtuse; the instruments range from throaty to ethereal; and the vocals...well, let's face it, this little diva's voice takes this music to a whole new level.It's been so long since I laid ears to this stuff that I almost forgot how deep it could burrow. Yet, after a decade and a half, it's still there, simmering beneath the surface. For me, to listen to it again is an opportunity to let many feelings bubble over. This is music in which to find "Shelter." And I can't resist."
Great no matter what people say!
Eric Wilson | 01/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably the lowest rated Lone Justice/Maria Mckee album and that type of publicity kept me from buying it even though I've been a Mckee fan for quite awile. All you ever here is how it doesn't compare to the first one and how she can't find a good enough band. Finnally after hearing all her other stuff for so long I needed something new so I picked up Shelter. Then after listening I came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter who or what is backing up Maria Mckee, her music and sound is always amazing! So for all you buyers out there, if you love Maria Mckee this album is a must have. So maybe it's not as original or ground-breaking as Lone Justice's debute but who cares as long as I get to hear Maria sing! The same goes for her third solo release "Life is Sweet"."
Erica Anderson | 11/29/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Released in the late 80's, "Shelter" was the phoenix of the burgeoning LA punkabilly scene--Lone Justice' sprawling ambition jump-started the 'neo-traditionalist' movement in Nashville, giving rise to stars such as Dwight Yoakam and Patty Loveless. This CD, featuring the formidible pipes of lead vocalist Maria McKee, contains three terrific tunes: "I Found Love," "Shelter," and "Don't Toss Us Away," (later a hit single for Loveless.) The rest of the CD is a period piece, but the best, despite it's dated, lush, synthesizer-laden arrangements, is bold and continues to influence."