CrowSheryl Crow- (A&M)
Crow's self-titled second album seems to be a
statement of purpose. Crow doesn't like the folk-rock cover girl tag that was stuck on her
with her popular debut, so she wants to rough it up a little. She has taken over the reins
on this album and wants to prove she's got the stuff.
She shows her newfound power right
away with the bluesy power of "Maybe Angels." Power chords ring on tunes like
the surging single "If It Makes You Happy" and the punkish "A Change."
Truth is, Tuesday Night Music Club was nothing to be ashamed of, but Sheryl Crow does show
another dimension of her talent. (11/96)
Jay S. Jacobs