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Traffic From Paradise
     

Traffic From Paradise

by Rickie Lee Jones
 

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"Just give me many chances ... time to learn to crawl," sings Rickie Lee Jones on this, her fifth album of new material in 14 years. Clearly, she's had a lot of chances already, and some have paid off big, notably her first two albums, Rickie Lee Jones and Pirates. Here, however, Jones has made a record of what sound like rough

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"Just give me many chances ... time to learn to crawl," sings Rickie Lee Jones on this, her fifth album of new material in 14 years. Clearly, she's had a lot of chances already, and some have paid off big, notably her first two albums, Rickie Lee Jones and Pirates. Here, however, Jones has made a record of what sound like rough performances of musical ideas that might at some point become songs and then, with some work, acceptable recordings. As it is, the record is vague and unfocused, only aspiring to coherence when someone other than the singer/songwriter/producer is heard from, such as on the two songs co-written by Leo Kottke. Too much of the time, Jones sounds like she's singing half-forgotten songs in the calm aftermath of an all-night party, and the result is wispy and fragmentary, even when, on David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel," you know there's a real song in there somewhere.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2012
Label:
Analogue Prod.
UPC:
0753088246012
catalogNumber:
24602
Rank:
145188

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  1. Pink Flamingos
  2. Alter Boy
  3. Stewart's Coat
  4. Beat Angels
  5. Tigers
  6. Rebel Rebel
  7. Jolie Jolie
  8. Running from Mercy
  9. A Stranger's Car
  10. The Albatross

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