By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated October 01, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Awakening

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Last year, Melissa theridge reversed her slide into adult-contemporary irrelevance with ”I Need to Wake Up,” the Oscar-winning environmental anthem she contributed to An Inconvenient Truth. Her ninth LP’s title (The Awakening) sounds like a promise to expand on that MO, yet the first few tracks find Etheridge wasting her weather-beaten voice on bland lyrics and arrangements. Thankfully, she redeems the disc with a closing clutch of passionate antiwar declarations (”The Kingdom of Heaven,” ”Imagine That”) that let her play her firebrand persona to the hilt. B-
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