Spoiled Girl by Carly Simon
James M. O'leary | Hartford, CT USA | 10/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Spoiled Girl..I was elated to find this CD on your website. It is my favorite recording by Carly Simon. I love it."
Don't Believe The Critics!
Joel Conner | Indianapolis | 03/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD should have re-launched her career but was universally panned. Yes, the weak tracks are horrible (My New Boyfriend was what got everyone in a knot)--but the strength of Tired Of Being Blonde, Come Back Home, and Anyone But Me alone make the CD one of her best "middle-period" ones, while Black Honeymoon offers insight into her & James Taylor's break-up while Interview and The Wives Are In Connecticut give some thoughts on the idea of cheating (not cheating itself) from a woman's perspective. Solid B+ effort with the trio of TOBB/CBH/ABM being solid A+."
Spare the Rod and Spoil Carly!
S. Sarabia | Portland, ME, USA | 11/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this album! The first time I heard "Tired of Being Blonde" on the radio, I couldn't WAIT for the album to be released. Then came, "My New Boyfriend" and I was blown away! It's interesting to hear Carly in a "Dance" kind of mode similar to many of the acts in 1985 who were "dancifying" their singles by infusing them with remixed effects for the clubs. It's sad that she only had a one shot deal with Epic, because had they not dropped her, they would have shared in the hugeness of her followup, "Coming Around Again" which was with Arista. My favorite cuts are the two aformentioned singles and of course, "Tonight and Forever," "Interview," the title cut and "The Wives Are in Connecticut." There's more here to enjoy for ANY Simon fan, however, these are the ones which most spoke to ME. Again, it's nice to hear her with (at that time) more modern production plus the balls to get out there and try somethin' new and different while remaining current and true to her muse. She deserves kudos for this feat alone. The cover photograph is so sexy and is reminiscent of say, "Spy" or "Come Upstairs." It's this kind of "artsy" sexiness which Simon has exuded for years. She's one of the few ORIGINAL (and sexy) poetesses of the 70's and there are many today whom have benefitted from her example."