I love this album!!!
If you are a true fan you get it, nothing will ever be like the 1st, 2nd, even 3rd album! , People really need to get over that. This album is great, great song writing and story telling and a lot of fun!!! So excited to see her tonight! I've seen Sheryl Crow about 9 times now and I'm excited to hear this new material live! Not just the old stuff, you can't say she's back, because she's always been extraordinary! I got this album on iTunes and a hard copy, extra songs that are a must to listen to them.
Half way there
By just philip
Great song!! Keep rock'in Sheryl....
I'll admit I almost skipped past this one, Ms. Crow hasn't put out anything I've liked since the '90's. Be Myself and Strangers Again are right up there with anything she's put out, Rollerskate is just a lot of fun to listen to, I love the vocals on this song. This release has a definite '90's vibe to it, it's something that's been missing from her music. Great production as well.
I feel sorry for her and sad for the people that paid money for this album.
So Glad! Songs Make Me Happy!
While I've always been aware of her and liked some of her songs, it wasn't until Sheryl's "100 Miles from Memphis" album and tour that I became a fan. Not necessarily because it was her best stuff, but because I then understood how musically versatile she was. She lost me with the country album (but then, I don't care for country music).
This is the Sheryl Crow I want to hear. Rockin', a little psychedelic, soulful, relevant and thought provoking. This is proof you can evolve musically and still be you. It's been a long time since I've listened to an album and not been disappointed with a single song on it, but I can honestly say there isn't a song on here I don't like. Nothing but good vibrations. If you're an eclectic audiophile, this is may be right up your alley. Thank you, Sheryl! And you're STILL a fox!
What went wrong?
By larry toothbrush
I love Sheryl. For me her 2nd lp was among the best of the 90's. The follow up, The Globe Sessions was also a terrific lp. After that, again for me, with each record the quantity of quality lessened.
This lp is unlistenable.
The Sheryl I’ve missed
I am to happy to hear Sheryl get back to what made her so great. The sound and vibe of "Be Myself" harken back to the glory days of her career and transport the listener back to the raw sound of 1996’s Sheryl Crow album and musical and lyrical hooks of 1998’s Globe Sessions. As a a fan since TNMC, I have missed this aspect of her song writing for the past 10 years while she explored other sounds and expanded her style. This is an album that will grow on you the more you listen to it and will make a fine addition to her amazing body of work.
Good.. but safe
The overall sound of the album harks back to Tuesday Night Music Club, with a few of the country touches that Feels Like Home provided.
Everything here sounds just polished enough and is never outright boring. However, I've noticed a lack of passion and storytelling in the songwriting. Two things that made her second and third albums so essential (the fact that she also produced them herself made them even better).
Simple pop songs given a folk-rock production with just enough glossy sheen to keep her on Adult contemporary radio for a while. Sheryl Crow is an artist who doesn't really have anything left to prove, and this album shows it.
(It's really 3.5 stars)
Best of Me
It is the flip side to a Beatles A side 45 buried on the back Flip side another Hit! It is a fun tune and the Artist comes across that she likes it as well! Great lyrics, upbeat, and still sassy! Go Cheryl Go.
Nice 'N Easy...with a punch
If you put this record on in the background, you might think these are cuts from the nineties. Sonically, it hardens back to Sheryl's most successful decade, but the lyrics have something to say about today and some of these lyrics cut to the bone when needed (yes, I mean politically). It's also a record with enough tracks that invite the listener to just chill, be present, and enjoy. Recommended!