Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Compare and Contrast

Two albums I listened to today: Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" backed with Lucinda Williams' new one "West".

Lucinda's been my girl from way back but this new one is a downer. Not sure if I can keep listening until Lucinda gets some therapy. Mary J. is all G-O-D but at least she's found a way to pull herself up out of that dark place instead of treading water and going there again. And again. And again.

2 comments:

Tim said...

Glad we can see eye to eye on Lu's new one if not Patty's! We listened to West on the way to the folks a couple of weeks back and had to stop, it was just a relentless bummer! Now individually there are some great tunes here and on the iPod, I can see them coming up on random and getting the message. Got my tickets to the show though at the end of the month so we will see how it translates live.

The Know-All said...

Yeah, I'm interested to see that, too. She's playing with The Heartless Bastards (from Cincinnati!) at Radio City on the 23rd. Hopefully, she won't be such a downer on stage. Or drunk.