14 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her 11th album, Melissa Etheridge pays homage to the rock annals that have long fueled her raw, intense sound, unleashing prodigious guitar theatrics, slamming power chords, and sizzling vocal textures on a set of trademark-style confessionals. She laces colossal drumbeats with guitar delay on the title track and opener, while on “The Wanting of You” she ups the intensity, moving from a low-key piano intro to huge rocking riffs. And “Nervous” is Etheridge at her swampy, bluesy best.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her 11th album, Melissa Etheridge pays homage to the rock annals that have long fueled her raw, intense sound, unleashing prodigious guitar theatrics, slamming power chords, and sizzling vocal textures on a set of trademark-style confessionals. She laces colossal drumbeats with guitar delay on the title track and opener, while on “The Wanting of You” she ups the intensity, moving from a low-key piano intro to huge rocking riffs. And “Nervous” is Etheridge at her swampy, bluesy best.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

radar riley ,

Best album in years

Don't get me wrong, love all of Melissa's music and "Awakening" was a very thoughtful entry. This is the best, back to the rock-roots album she's made in years. Lyrics full of meaning and music with an edge to it. Reminds me of the early albums like "Brave and Crazy" or "Never Alone". Awesome job, Melissa!

Pepibob ,

Melissa is back!!!

Wow. This is one fantastic album!
Full of passion, and Melissa is finally back to rocking out. The songs are filled with everything: spirituality, motherhood, sexiness, anger, joy, confusion, understanding, and loss.
Here it is 2:30 in the morning and I'm all fired up and inspired with no place to go. Just fantastic!

femmepoet ,

Stunning

By far her best work ever. I’ve just finished listening all the way through, some songs actually brought tears to my eyes. It will touch you, rock you, and is quite simply stunning from beginning to end.

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