Sunday, March 14, 2010

What's So Funny About Peace, Love & Juliana Hatfield (Music Review)

First Impression Music Review
Juliana Hatfield - Peace & Love B-
In 1992 Juliana Hatfield released her first solo album called Hey Babe. The songs "Nirvana", "Everybody Loves Me But You" and "Ugly" were terminally catchy and bittersweet.

Her follow-up came a year later under a group name- The Juliana Hatfield Three. Become What You Are was the album and it featured radio friendly alt-rock staples "My Sister" and "Spin the Bottle". This remains my favorite Juliana Hatfield album.

Only Everything dropped in 1995, it was wildly delicious and misguidedly scatterbrained but satisfying nonetheless.

Jump ahead 15 years later to Peace and Love. An album that's presumably about healing and seeking peace and love. It's not as accessible or glossy as her last album, 2008's How to Walk Away (which sounded a lot like an above average Sheryl Crow album). Yet it's more intimate and ultimately more satisfying.

Standout Tracks - "Evan", " I Picked You Up" and "Peace and Love"

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