Thursday, May 9, 2013
NATALIE MAINES / Mother 
After stating she was tired of modern country music and wanted to record a rock album, one might have expected something with a bit of a rough attitude. Instead it's mostly polished, watered down pop-rock of both originals & covers, taking it's self a bit too seriously when it doesn't offer much in the way of character. There's a few strong moments scattered throughout the mix but considering Maines' habit of attracting trouble, you'd think it'd have more to it but in the end it's a huge missed opportunity to really rise to the occasion.
2 trained circus freaks out of 5
Songs Of Note: Mother; Lover, You Should Come Over