Detours

Detours

by Sheryl Crow
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Detours 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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I love Sheryl Crow, but this album just did not work for me. Where in the past, Crow has always felt like the girl next door who knew how to rock out. . .here, she feels like a preachy pseduo-intellectual. It's actually kind of insulting. Frankly, Crow's politcally charged music was a lot cooler when she wasn't trying so hard to sound well informed. Gems like "Hard To Make A Stand," "Love Is A Good Thing," and "Where Has All The Love Gone," were stellar in both their timeless appeal, and thought provoking substance. Listening to Detours, one gets the feeling that none of these songs will matter about 15 seconds after the November election. Shine Over Babylon is okay. . .but it's hardly the post-modern "For What It's Worth." It's fine if Crow wants to make a record to express her obvious hostility against the Bush Administration, but she could at least have the courtesy to come up with some new arguments. Lines about Bush leading us into a war based on lies are, at this point, so tired that they inspire more eye rolling than quiet reflection. And while "Love Is Free" is a catchy enough, one has to wonder if, when Crow is spouting off statements about karma catching up with government officials that failed-- does that includes Ray Nagin and Kathleen Blanco. "Diamond Ring" feels like a pale version of "Sad Sad World" which was a B-Side from "Everyday Is A Winding Road." --and a much better track. Only in the song "Motivation" does this album come anywhere close to the brillance of "Tuesday Night Music Club" which was also produced by Crow and Bill Bottrell. The closing track, "Lullaby For Wyatt" is a nice reflection on Crow's new motherhood. Maybe my expectation was too high, or maybe I am just growing weary of musicians that feel the need to "educate" me on the issues of the day--I can read a newspaper all by myself, thank you very much-- but I found "Detours" to be the first album in Crow's long career that just was just "okay" and certainly the first of her CDs that feels disposable. Listeners would be better of to stick with Sheryl's catalog, and download the handful of good tracks rather than buying this entire album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any Artist who takes the chance to tell the truth and put her heart on the line for it is number one in my book, and with the male female thing we have all been screwed up on that since Adam and Eve. The unconditional love to and from a child can not be beat!!!!
jenJL More than 1 year ago
Wow. How could anyone not like this CD? And in turn not like Sheryl? This CD has everything. Love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sheryl Crow has long been a "contender" revealing her musical talents in almost every genre' I know. Now in DETOURS she is much more outspoken about what is "wrong" with our environment - SHINE OVER BABYLON - hits that nail right on the head!! And she attacks her demons from the past and vows her unconditional love for the new "man" in her life, Wyatt. Sheryl can bring us the music, the lyrics "along with her other writers" and convince us that we may have, will have, or are experiencing the emotions and convictions she is experiencing or has experienced. She's the woman whose been through the fire and shows us how to be "better" for it. I have long been a Sheryl Crow fan, respected her policitcal and environmental views, and had to say "you go girl" when she revealed good ole Rove's true colors - and they ain't red, white and blue!! "Not that I didn't already know that" but she's a true professional and writes from her experience and heart. This is a must have if you're a Sheryl Crow fan!! So if you are, get this CD and SHINE OVER BABYLON!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would have written a review similar to Jason's if he hadn't done such an excellent analysis. Crow has taken it upon herself to educate us all on the issues of the day and her perspective on them. Detours is too preachy and not enough of the fun quirkiness that made Crow's earlier albums entertaining. Skip this one, borrow it from a friend who made the mistake of buying it, or hit the highlights on your favorite legal download site.
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