Gen X Music Addict | Minnesota | 08/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is quite a personal album from Chely Wright. She took out her pen for this one and wrote much of the album, with the result that most all of the songs are about her life and experiences. "C'est la vie" is a bouncy, quick remake. Otherwise, the music is pretty mature and thoughtful stuff, like The River [about a river back home where people Chely knew drowned] and Bumper of My SUV [apolitic musing on war and military service]. Takes some serious listening, the tunes aren't very catchy. Maybe I'm kinda shallow, but that's why I just didn't feel it enough to give it 5 stars. Solid return to recording by Chely, though, and it's got a lot of her in it, which is the mark of a more serious artist."