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Love, Shelby

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I AM SHELBY LYNNE announced the long-awaited arrival of a fierce country outlaw. On her embarrassing follow-up, she seems to have traded in self- possession for bland pop amiability. Save a cover of John Lennon’s ”Mother,” the record lacks the angry dignity that suffused her previous work. Glen Ballard, the hitmaker who once coaxed singles out of Alanis Morissette, produced the album. It’s hard to tell whether his hyper-slick style is to blame, or if Lynne has simply hung herself. With regret…

Love, Shelby
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