"This is the Nields at their most mature and most playful selves. The songs on this album invade your brain and make themselves home. You'll find yourself waking up in the morning with the melody of "100 Names" on your tongue, singing "Mr. Right Now" in the shower and going to bed humming "I'm So Lonesone I Could Cry." The Nields fashion layer upon layer of meaning and depth to their latest effort, and you'll find that more than just the theme of "home" resonates throughout the beautiful and lively songs. The voices of Katryna and Nerissa are perfect complements -- oh so sultry and powerful! -- and the addition of horns and piano to their newest album is an unexpected treat for longtime fans. The Nields have always written intelligent songs, and one has to look at the album in its entirety to really understand what this group is saying about "home." Buy this album and be seduced by the music world's best kept secret!"
Sitting under a shady tree on the first warm day of spring.
joey_jeremiah | New York | 07/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this album will produce similarly giddy feelings. the opening song, "jeremy newborn street", almost makes me want to don a sundress and dance in a field, and the patent absurdity of that image is a testament to the song itself. "mr. right now" amuses with its sunny, open lustiness; you will let out a surprised laugh when you hear the chorus, i promise.the more ethereal songs on this album really let loose the nields' talent for lush yet raw harmony. "wanting" and "100 names" are particular favorites, and while i previously would shun the title of hank williams fan, their cover of "i'm so lonesome i could cry" makes me slightly more willing to look into it.this album does wander astray at times, but it's really more of a meander. remember, not all who wander are lost. the nields always come back when they're done."
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Adam Hartfield | Springfield, MA | 04/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album, to me, is a Great Leap Forward for The Nields. It is a step up from their previous greatness to something even higher. Dave Chalfant's producing skills shine here; the album has a much fuller sound than the band's previous albums.The compelling harmonies of sisters Nerissa and Katryna will entice you to push the Endless Repeat button on your CD player. The sterling musicanship of the other band members backs up the vocals perfectly. The guest artists are perfectly matched to the material. The album is great - don't delay in buying it!"
New Beatles sound for the Nields
Andrew Smith | Seattle, WA | 03/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I sang with Nerissa in college and she always dreamed of singing in a band, touring the country. Well, she's done it, along with her sister & husband, and I hope this album finally makes it big. "Jeremy Newborn Street" is somehow immediately recognizable, and sets the tone of the whole album with a Beatles-meets-Hank Williams-meets-The-Nields flavor. "One Hundred Miles" has to stand out as my favorite so far, hauntingly beatiful. This album and "Gotta Get Over Greta" are must-haves for Nields fans. If you buy this album, you'd own it by now."