By Alanna Nash
Updated August 26, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Shawn Colvin Cover Girl (Columbia) On this collection of songs written by others — Bob Dylan, Sting, and Steve Earle among them — neo-folkie Colvin is an example of how too many performers embarrass themselves on open-mike night: Not everything needs ”interpreting.” Saving grace: ”One Cool Remove,” a duet with Mary-Chapin Carpenter. C+Alanna Nash