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When quirky folk songstress Williams emerged from her falling out with Geffen Records, she laid down this deft and stirring album with little guys Mammoth. The transition didn't hurt a bit. Enlisting the help of friends li... more »
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When quirky folk songstress Williams emerged from her falling out with Geffen Records, she laid down this deft and stirring album with little guys Mammoth. The transition didn't hurt a bit. Enlisting the help of friends like Dave Pirner and Mike Mills, Williams produced this jittery, sometimes downright loopy, batch of songs. Loose may not stand among her crowning accomplishments, but tracks like the bluesy "You R Loved" and the quasiretro "Polish Those Shoes" may wind up in her greatest hits repertoire. If the album feels a bit self-indulgent, that's only because Williams knows where to find her most compelling material. --Nick Heil
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Mark Y. (mayday) from FREDERICKSBRG, VA
Reviewed on 1/13/2007...
This is a special cardboard cover version. It is a tri-fold with an insert for the lyrics. Very nice packaging.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Victoria M. from LATROBE, PA
Reviewed on 9/8/2006...
Her voice is an acquired taste. "What a wonderful world" is my favorite on the cd.
Eccentric and brilliant
Judy K. Polhemus | Shreveport, LA United States | 12/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I taught a fine arts survey course, I asked each student to bring in a favorite song to share with the class. One student introduced the class and me to Victoria Williams. I was so ecstatic about her, I went out and bought Loose. I have listened to this CD countless times and still marvel at the talent of this artist.
What I especially want to share is that Victoria Williams was in the first class of Conversational French I taught at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, LA. She was eccentric and brilliant even then as a senior in high school. After 34 years of teaching and now retired, I can admit to having all-time favorite students. Vickie was one. The other kids did not quite understand her quirkiness even then in 1974 after a decade of quirkiness.
I recently replayed Loose on a road trip and made my brother listen to it. A country music lover, he finally had to admit, "Her voice kind of grows on you." What I hear is honesty, integrity, a deep appreciation for nature, people, and Christ's redeeming love, that eccentricity, and her sublime brilliance in every song.
December 19, 2003
Since I reviewed Loose, I bought all Vic's others. This woman/child is soooo talented!!!! Every CD is a brand new experience in brand new ways. I am a BIG fan of this supremely talented artiste!! I highly recommend ALL of her CD's.
Intriguing and begiling, no matter what your musical prefere
Judy K. Polhemus | 02/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered this artist while the credits played at the end of watching "Gas, Food and Lodging" I was so intrigued with the voice that I waited til the end of the credits to see who it was. I immeidcately went to Amazon.com and ordered two albums. She has an originality that is very pure and fresh - whether she is doing her own stuff or reditions of others. Everyone who has listened has been won over by the almost child-like voice and the tender treatment of comfortable melodies and orchestrations - very pro, very confident and very innocent"