Melissa Etheridge

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“Along with Tracy Chapman and Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge spearheaded a fresh wave of female singer/songwriters in the late 1980s. Her raw-throated vocals and confessional songwriting set her apart from the pack, and Melissa’s 1988 self-titled debut album still packs a considerable wallop – from the first track to the last, she pours out her innermost torments as if her very sanity were at stake. Etheridge seems on the verge of shredding her vocal chords on torrid testimonies like “Bring Me Some Water” and “Similar Features.” More modulated tunes like “The Late September Dogs” prove that she can hold back and still make her point. Her obsession with romantic break-ups and recriminations narrows the range of the album, but few artists can wear their scars of romantic combat as proudly as she can – her survivor’s strength transforms tracks like “Chrome Plated Heart” into anthems of passion. For all the sorrow and rage in her performances, Etheridge keeps her dignity and seems ennobled by her suffering. Melissa Etheridge became the foundation for an impressive career; it remains her most enduring work.”
iTunes Album Review

“ I purchased this CD in my “college days” – about 12 years ago now – and I still love it! ”
— Katie | 9 reviewers made a similar statement on Amazon.com

“ Melissa Etheridge is one of the most amazing artist I have ever heard. ”
— Allison W. | 5 reviewers made a similar statement on Amazon.com

“ Her now live favorites “Similar Features”, “Chrome Plated Heart”, and “Like The Way I Do” open the album with a huge punch. ”
— Henry C. | 2 reviewers made a similar statement on Amazon.com