Sheryl Crow’s 1996, self-titled album was the first contemporary release I really fell in love with. I listened to the tape on my Walkman over and over – lyrics I haven’t heard in years still play in my head. Sheryl Crow lost me a little after The Globe Sessions, but I liked her new song, “Easy,” when I heard it on the radio. You can download that song, and The Live Room Sessions EP on Noisetrade. The Live Room Sessions kicks off with “We Oughta Be Drinkin’,” which is a little too “good ol’ boy” country for my tastes. It’s followed by “Best of Times,” another simple country song, but this one has some funky guitar and harmonica thrown in, so I’ll take it. The other song on the collection is entitled “Happy” and was a pleasant surprise for me. Crow’s new album, Feels Like Home, will be released on September 10th.
Sheryl Crow – Noisetrade EP (mp3 download page)