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Polaroids: A Greatest Hits Collection

Polaroids: A Greatest Hits Collection

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by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin's songs are careful and precise: She crystallizes complexities in a few phrases, and her sweetly fragile voice conveys depths of emotions. She's not a prolific writer -- since 1989, she's released only four albums of new material -- but her songs (often written with John Leventhal) are remarkably consistent, as amply demonstrated on Polaroids: A

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Polaroids: A Greatest Hits Collection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
The B&N reviewer's descriptiom of Colvin as careful and precise is right on the mark. She will never display the raw emotion of Lucinda Williams but she is consistent. There may not be a single overwhelming track on here but all of them are good and none makes you hit skip. The crisp production is also praiseworthy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The great Alison Krause once referred to Shawn Colvin's voice as the "greatest" and listening to this compilation, one would be hard-pressed to disagree. I am a long time fan of Colvin's and enjoy this collection a lot. I have even purchased it for some friends as an introduction to Colvin and I am sure that they'll enjoy it. While this is an album I highly recommend, I do question a few of the selections. The cover of the Police tune is my least favorite on the Cover Girl album and I was really surprised to see it on a "greatest hits" album. I would have included "Climb On", "Fat City", "Something to Believe In" and "Dead of the Night" long before that cut. However, I am just happy to have another Colvin CD in my CD rack...just can't wait for her to release some new material very soon.