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Deconstruction

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Deconstruction

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Meredith Brooks
Producers:
Capitol

We gave it a C+

Meredity Brooks’ first album since her ”Bitch” of a hit starts strong — with the funky Go-Go-vibed rocker ”Shout” and an update of Melanie’s Woodstock anthem ”Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” niftily punctuated by Queen Latifah’s galvanizing rap. But then Brooks chameleons, albeit deftly, through sound-alikes of Sheryl Crow, late-’90s Madonna, and (oh so annoyingly) Blondie’s rap. Still, at the end of Deconstruction, it’s not clear what Meredith sounds like.