By Leah Greenblatt
Updated March 11, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
Patrick Swirc

Easy Come, Easy Go

type
  • Music
genre

For her 22nd album, Easy Come, Easy Go, the onetime folk ingenue with the weary, million-Marlboro rasp spent eight days knocking out other artists’ compositions with a host of guests — among them Rufus Wainwright, Cat Power, and old buddy Keith Richards. Her interpretations of songbook classics from the likes of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and Smokey Robinson (as well as a few relative youngsters, including Neko Case and the Decemberists) are gratifyingly intimate and rough-hewn, and the production is gorgeous — even if it does, as its title implies, fail to leave a lasting impact. B?

Download This: Listen to the song ”Down From Dover” on the singer’s MySpace

See all current music reviews from EW

Episode Recaps

Easy Come, Easy Go

type
  • Music
genre
Advertisement

Comments