Amy Grant

Somewhere Down the Road

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Somewhere Down the Road is something between a new album and a compilation, offering six brand-new recordings balanced with three reissues, a handful of re-recordings, and a few unreleased cuts. It’s easy to tell the newer cuts, as they’re the ones that bear slight traces of Auto-Tune on Amy’s vocals, but all of this is cut from a similar cloth: everything marches to a deliberate tempo, everything is well-scrubbed and melodic, everything is friendly and melodic without quite being hooky. If it’s not Grant’s best-known or compelling music, it is certainly representative of how she’s sounded since the turn of the millennium, and since she hasn’t done all that much new since then, it’s nice to have some new music from her, no matter how modest it is.

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