Edward Aycock | New York, NY United States | 05/09/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Raitt claims this album was an attempt to get back to her roots, and was surprised when critics labeled it as an attempt to go New Wave. The funny thing to me is that she would see this as going back to her roots. This album sounds NOTHING like any of her early work, and songs like "Me and the Boys" could have been included on the soundtrack to "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
This is a rocking album, but it also has a cold, metallic feel that is as far away from albums like her eponymous debut and 1972's "Give it Up" as she can get. (Actually, the furthest she ever got was her next album, 1986's "Nine Lives" but that's for another review.)
"Green Light" is far from Raitt's best. It's a bridge between her 70s work and her late 80s revival, but isn't her most memorable."
Did the other reviewers actually listen to this album??
Noel Free | Cincinnati, OH | 11/11/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've been loving and listening to Bonnie Raitt since 1973, so was curious about this album of hers that I had never heard. After reading the Amazon reviews, I bought it. If I bought it completely blind, I'd have nothing to quibble about. After savoring almost all of Bonnie's other albums, this one was painful to listen to. Yes, it's her great voice. That's the only redeeming value to this tasteless disc. Many reviewers remark that it is upbeat, but so was Ronald Reagan."