Michael A. Scarpitti | Columbus, Ohio USA | 02/20/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had not heard this artist before, but I bought this after listening to some samples. What strikes me about Catie is that her voice sounds almost identical to that of Edie Brickell. Many of the arrangements on "My Shirt Looks Good On You" are similar to "Ghost of a Dog" by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians. The material is not quite on the same level as "Ghost", however. A few songs are quite nice (including the opening piece "Run"). Most of the rest of the first half are somewhat sophomoric and banal (especially the title track "My Shirt Looks Good On You", which is almost embarrassing) but pleasant enough. The album picks up steam again, though, about track 9, "Elizabeth", and finishes strong.
Recommended, with reservations"
This one grows on you . . .
Michael A. Scarpitti | 01/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was obviously a victim of bad timing (it was released in September 2001) because it has not gotten the play it deserves. The first spin through this CD left me wondering whether I would completely "connect" with the songs and then I left it in my CD changer for about a week on random play and I found myself enjoying every song more and more, the more times I heard it. You will not be disappointed by this CD. Rumor has it that she also has an all-accoustic CD available only on her website."