13 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sheryl Crow’s fourth album, 2002’s C’mon, C’mon, capitalizes on her strengths. Whereas her previous album, The Globe Sessions, stripped the sound to its essentials, C’mon, C’mon expands into pure classic rock glory, indulging in pretty sonic touches where the backing vocals and shimmering guitars emphasize Crow’s knack for pop songwriting, whether they be stadium rockers or her own take on the power ballad. Crow also teams up with a healthy group of guests to put her points across. “Soak Up the Sun” (with Liz Phair) is the obvious hook, however, the album offers more than a few tunes (“You’re An Original” with Lenny Kravitz) clearly aimed at radio play with the convertible top down. The title track stacks up the guitars and keyboards for more perfect classic rock. “Safe and Sound,” “It’s So Easy” (with Don Henley) and “Weather Channel (with Emmylou Harris) are the emotive ballads that showcase Crow’s ability to both warmly coo yet still reach the last row of the arena. Crow can sing to any room she pleases, managing to be both personal and universal, sophisticated yet accessible at each crucial point.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Sheryl Crow’s fourth album, 2002’s C’mon, C’mon, capitalizes on her strengths. Whereas her previous album, The Globe Sessions, stripped the sound to its essentials, C’mon, C’mon expands into pure classic rock glory, indulging in pretty sonic touches where the backing vocals and shimmering guitars emphasize Crow’s knack for pop songwriting, whether they be stadium rockers or her own take on the power ballad. Crow also teams up with a healthy group of guests to put her points across. “Soak Up the Sun” (with Liz Phair) is the obvious hook, however, the album offers more than a few tunes (“You’re An Original” with Lenny Kravitz) clearly aimed at radio play with the convertible top down. The title track stacks up the guitars and keyboards for more perfect classic rock. “Safe and Sound,” “It’s So Easy” (with Don Henley) and “Weather Channel (with Emmylou Harris) are the emotive ballads that showcase Crow’s ability to both warmly coo yet still reach the last row of the arena. Crow can sing to any room she pleases, managing to be both personal and universal, sophisticated yet accessible at each crucial point.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Franketh ,

I'm liking it

Rhythm, signature lyrics, a sweet sweet unexpected sound -- Beach Boys / Beatles pure. How can you not like Crow's fourth album?

Chambersstevens ,

Soak up some sun people.

Not Ms Crow's best. But still SOAK UP THE SUN is a killer single.

Globesessions ,

My Favorite Album By Her

Every, yes EVERY song is exceptional. If you have to pick one album to own by her, let this be the one. Once again, a different feel to it like all of her albums are, never the same vibe twice always something fresh & new. 'Steve McQueen sets the tone of the whole thing, upbeat & uplifting despite half of the songs are not happy. That is followed up by a marvous summer tune 'Soak Up The Sun' For the first time on one of her studio albums, a song appeared where she plays the accordion, the title track 'C'mon, C'mon'. The greatest song I think she's ever written 'It's Only Love' grips you and pulls you in instantly, & a slow soothing 'Weather Channel' winds it up. Buy this album & add it to your collection, it's not complete without it.

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