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I'm Not So Tough
Genres: Country, Pop
By now, folks buying Mindy McCready albums know what they're getting into. If McCready's far from a devastating singer, she's also far from incompetent, and when she has solid material like Matraca Berg's "All I Want Is Ev... more »
By now, folks buying Mindy McCready albums know what they're getting into. If McCready's far from a devastating singer, she's also far from incompetent, and when she has solid material like Matraca Berg's "All I Want Is Everything," this album's most traditional-country-flavored track, or the road song "Tumble and Roll," she's capable of enough emotional vigor to pull them off. Unfortunately, her third record lacks much in the way of memorable songs, and whereas her previous two outings hinted at a feminist edge, the 23-year-old McCready now strikes a conventional desperate-for-love vulnerability and often a pouting vocal style. Invariably, the weaker the tune, the more she resorts to cloying whispers and chirps. If I'm Not So Tough has any highlights, they're to be found in Glen Duncan and Larry Franklin's soulful fiddle breaks and Paul Franklin's tasty pedal steel, which, to McCready's credit, are given plenty of room to roam. --Roy Kasten
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Meagan M. (meags) from PEARLAND, TX
Reviewed on 8/5/2007...
Usually Mindy's songs are very emotional and touching, but this album falls flat.
Best CD of 1999
Dave | 03/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mindy McCready never ceases to amaze me. She hand-picked the songs for this album and did an altogether stellar job. The best song on the album is "Take Me Apart," a sassy number. She has touching ballads, such as "Hold Me" and "Dream On," as well as a poppy, "Over and Over," which would have been a huge hit if it had been released to radio. "I'm Not So Tough," "Thunder and Roses," and "Lucky Me" are also among the smart, heart-felt songs that make this album a total success."
Great Album by Mindy McCready
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have all of Mindy McCready's albums, but I must say that "I'm Not So Tough" is the best one of the three! The songs are awesome and her voice is so beautiful. I especially like the catchy tune "All I Want Is Everything." The only reason I didn't give this album five stars was the fact that a lot of the songs have the same tune and sort of resemble each other. However, overall it is a wonderful, solid album. I would definitely recommend buying it, especially if you own her two previous albums."