Charlotte Kendrick - I Get Stupid

Charlotte Kendrick
I Get Stupid

(Wondermore)

First Appeared in The Music Box, July 2004, Volume 11, #7

Written by T.J. Simon

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Fans of Patty Griffin, Nancy Griffith, and Kelly Willis will enjoy I Get Stupid, the debut album from New York singer-songwriter — and Peace Corps veteran! — Charlotte Kendrick. Throughout the disc’s nine slightly country-influenced tracks, Kendrick sings about life and love, accompanied by her acoustic guitar and sparse instrumentation. She effectively squeezes a lot of lyrics into her smart songs without ever appearing to be overly wordy. The best of the batch include First of June and A Little Piece of Me wherein her smooth voice shines without ever being overbearing. The concluding track Stare Love in the Face has an awesome violin accompaniment worth the price of admission. As an added bonus, the album boasts a mere 36-minute running time, meaning that Kendrick never overstays her welcome, and, in fact, she leaves her fans wanting more. starstarstarstar

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Ratings

1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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