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Mary Chapin Carpenter

  • A Place in the World [Columbia, 1996] B-
  • Party Doll and Other Favorites [Columbia, 1999] Dud

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A Place in the World [Columbia, 1996]
Why do I believe this Nashville liberal showers three times a day and doesn't think sex is the right place to get your face wet? Is it the Stones riff that marches by as neatly as the quaint mandolin-and-harpsichord figure? The voice that never doubts its own clarity? Creative writing like "The sepia tones of a lost afternoon/Cradle a curio storefront"? As dull as Al Gore and Ralph Nader put together. B-

Party Doll and Other Favorites [Columbia, 1999] Dud