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Lynne's as easy on the ears as she is on the eyes.
Artist: Shelby Lynne

Album : Tears, Lies & Alibis

Label: Everso Records

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New Shelby Lynne Album Inoffensive, Which Marks a Major Improvement

shelbyshead.jpg
Lynne's as easy on the ears as she is on the eyes.
Artist: Shelby Lynne

Album: Tears, Lies & Alibis

Label: Everso Records

Release date: April 20

Rating (Skip, Stream, or Buy): Stream

Download: Preview the entire album.

Shelby Lynne's last release was an album of Dusty Springfield covers. Great idea, awful execution, as the tracks were mellowed out to the point where they could have served as a cure for insomnia. Simply making a mellow album is far from a sin; however, putting Dusty to sleep is such a misstep that it's almost impressive in its ineptitude. Lynne's follow-up, Tears, Lies & Alibis, is perfectly inoffensive. The peppy, inventive "Rains Came" and the tender "Like a Fool" are the only truly memorable tracks. Everything else is fine--yet coming from a former rabble-rouser such as Lynne, a tad deflating. But at least she's being her middle-aged self instead of butchering the oeuvre of a legend.

Shelby Lynne plays the Triple Door on Tuesday, April 27.

 
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