When Shelby Lynne started to plan her latest release “Tears, Lies and Alibis,” she knew it was time to get back to her own music.It’s not that Lynne didn’t savor recording “Just a Little Lovin’” — her 2008 tribute album to 1960s icon Dusty Springfield — but she wanted to stay true to her own musical vision.
Perhaps that’s why Lynne’s album is one of the most powerful new releases this year. “Tears” doesn’t rely on any fancy technical styling or engineering tricks; instead it showcases Lynne’s music at it’s very best through simple but richly textured songs about everything from rainstorms in California to seeking dreams in the face of adversity. This is Lynne at her best, singing with the passion and wisdom of someone who fully submerges herself in the life about which she writes.
Listening to it, you have a clear idea why the Virginia native received the coveted 2001 Grammy Award for “Best New Artist” and has remained an incredibly compelling musical force throughout the years.
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Added by Yoshis on May 29, 2010