Marcella Detroit's sophomore solo outing is infinitely better than her debut disc. This is an honest CD, made by a very honest artist who managed to find her voice for this package. Because it is honest, it can also be difficult to listen to at times. The lyrics, music, her guitar work, and overall sound are all about anger, with few reprieves. And through all the anger, there exist strong, well produced melodies which form basis of this album -- instantly likable rock/pop songs with real depth. Half the fun listening to this particular CD is figuring out just who is making her so angry. Musically, Detroit wears her influences on her sleeve. The Beatles, Prince, and Clapton, all mixed with '90s beats and production, equals a very distinct sound. Highlights include the clever "Elaine's Addiction," "Without Medication," and the truly wonderful "Flower." All three songs are excellent examples of Detroit's ability to write a well crafted song that says a great deal and never leaves the listener's head. This is the album fans expected following the demise of Shakespear's Sister. Whereas her debut disc Jewel aimed for a broader audience, this CD belongs to her, and in creating such a work she has made a truly great album.
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AllMusic Review by Aaron Badgley