Shawn Colvin: Steady On

5
stars (out of 5).

I've owned this album for probably 10 years, and it has never worn out its welcome.  The title cut is amazing -- the craftsmanship of the writing will blow you away:

I was feeling imploded
A wooden smile, a wooden heart
The things exploded
Like rockets in the dark
Now I'm pulling out splinters
And I'm off to hibernate somewhere
For the nuclear winter
Of another love affair

Cause he seemed like a miracle
I ate it up like cereal
But it was something like shrapnel

And "Shotgun Down the Avalanche" is one of the prettiest (and most beloved) songs she's ever written.  This one is a keeper, an essential for every collection.

[GET IT]

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