Ingénue is the second solo album by Canadian singer k.d. lang, released in 1992. It is Lang's most successful album on the pop charts, both in her native Canada and internationally, and has more of a cabaret flavor than her earlier more country-influenced work.Wikipedia
I had this on tape in 1992. I bought it because "Constant Craving" was such a captivatingly cool song that I wanted more... and was sorely disappointed by the album. I can say that generally, the laidback chic of Ingenue is no place for a 17-year-old. But even now, I don't feel like I'm really in the hipster wine mom demographic that would get the most out of this. But just imagine having a relaxing evening in your renovated villa, pulling up a kitchen stool, pouring a glass of pinot gris and enjoying the heck out of this classy album. Still, "Constant Craving" is a tune.
I love this album. It was among the first batch of cds I ever bought (thank you Columbia House!) and have probably played it over 1000 times and I look forward to hearing it at least 1000 more. k.d. lang has an incredible vocal instrument. First arriving on the scene as a "new" Patsy Cline, she rose to prominence in country circles (despite hailing from Canada). With this album, she (mostly) left her torch and twang behind to prove herself a force in the adult contemporary market. And with the hit "Constant Craving", she did just that and found, in this listener, a lifelong fan. Vocally, her tone is so pure. She bends notes to her will, coaxing emotion out of words and phrases with seeming ease. When she sings of pain, it is palpable. When she sings of joy, it is infectious. When she sings of longing, it is intense. This particular collection of songs shows a range that some of her other albums don't. (I own them all, but this is the one I come back to most.) From the bouncy, coquettish Ms. Chatelaine (a cheeky flip-side to her normally butch persona) to the spare, haunting Tears of Love's Recall, she runs the gamut of a true chanteuse's repertoire. k.d. lang is a true musical artist. 5 stars for me; no hesitation.
I should start by saying that this kind of low key adult contemporary music with the occasional country twang is absolutely not my thing. Not that I hate it. It just would never occur to me to listen to it. But I'll do my best. The first thing to note is that k.d. lang is an excellent singer. She has a warm timbre, tremendous vocal control, perfect pitch, and uses vibrato effectively (faithful readers will know this is one of my bugbears). The second thing is that the arrangements by lang, Ben Mink and Greg Penny are extraordinarily detailed, subtle, and sonically pleasant. That leaves the songs themselves. Perhaps Ingenue is the sort of album that requires several listens for the songs to sink in. While pleasant enough to listen to, nothing much seems to stick in my reptilian brain. That is evidently not what lang was going for, but still, if you're going to do what is essentially an album of pop songs, shouldn't there be some monster hooks, either instrumental, melodic or both? Maybe it's not fair, but that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
A go big or go home effort that's swelling - nay, engorged - with wistful orchestration. Occasionally the melodies are strong enough to carry that weight. The Mind of Love sounds timeless before its 3:48 are up, swooning like a Joan Fontaine character, Miss Chatelaine goes full throwback with its accordion, and the muscular Spanish-guitar-I-think on Still Thrives This Love (silly title) brilliantly complements Lang's voice, which always holds up. But too often the writing, melodies or both don't, and collapse under the weight of their decoration. A shame, because there's so much promise here.
I once got into Prince to seduce a girl (who grew up to be a lesbian) and it was pointed out to me that maybe K D Lang would have been a better choice. Having listened to this album for a second time (once in the 90’s and once just now), I can conclude that, even if I’d been successful in my seduction, I would have felt utterly filthy in using such a piece of schmaltzy tatt for my own personal gain. I feel much happier as a lonely Prince fan than I would a K D Lang aficionado with a harem of loose moraled females.
I never really listened to kd Lang and wow I thought this was great. Beautiful voice. Stylistically felt ahead of its time. I’ll have to see how my rating holds up with time but today this did it for me
this is exciting to me because this is the year I graduated from high school, she looked so different and cool and I knew her from country music <> this second song reminds me of Anne Murray (if you don't know her, "Could I have this dance" was a fave in middle school); i just LOVE crooners and especially as an adult hearing her sing love songs to a woman is so inspiring - she was doing that in the 80s and 90s when that just wasn't done but she made it seem so commonplace - BRAVO, KD!; I also liked her name a lot because it sounds like Katy but is just initials :) <> Miss Chatelaine has a resort music style that reminds me of Barry Manilow's Copacabana which I like <> Outside Myself sounds like it should have been in a James Bond movie <> I also really like the music that Spotify chose based on this album :)
Damn, what a voice. And k.d. lang knows how to use it to beautiful effect. She's got an impressive range, but doesn't spend any unnecessary time finding reasons to impress with vocal acrobatics. She hits notes with authority, with a shimmer of grief even, when it's the right emotional pitch for the moment, and she sings sweetly and quietly when it's right. She sticks to her sweet spot most of the time, and there's a lot of it. She's a singular singing talent, to be sure. The production is just as spot-on as her performances. Great harmonies, expert instrumentation — not a sour note on the entire album. The only reason this isn't an easy 5-star is that the songs do blend together. There's not much of a change of gear from start to end. That's intentional, certainly, but that's the one key that holds me back from a "perfect" score. It's an 8.5-9 on a 10-point scale in my book. One weird point, how did "Constant Craving" get chosen to close the album? Seems like it should have been placed way earlier in the mix. Easy to say after the fact, but it's so clearly the most accessible track on the record.
I'm new to lang's discography, but as far as I can tell the arc within this album is a recursive version of the album's place in it. We move away from country instrumentation, while the sound palette and the voice remain lush. I can't help but think it would be a better album if it was more explicitly country. At the same time, the first couple tracks are where I felt most strongly that I was listening to standard adult contemporary. Perhaps that's still true, but only mostly.
Grand. Same song over and over. Good song though.
I remember listening to some k.d. lang songs back in the 90s; liked her then, like her now, although it's been a long time since I've listened to her music. What a voice, and a really good writer, but it can get a little too -- not sure what the phrase is, maybe "Big Band ballad style" -- for me. 'Constant Craving' is great.
This album made very pleasant background listening as I was making dinner last night. It never insisted too too much on being more than background music, but there was enough to twist my ear that I figured - sure, maybe I could see what it’s going for.
Tego mi wlasnie bylo trzeba po bestiowych bojsach, album calkowicie nieznany, z krainy losi i syropu klonowego, artysty o dosc ciekawym pseudonimie artystycznym, ale najwazniejsze zmiania tonu w porownaniu do poprzedniej pozycji, bo k.d. lang to wokalistka ktora tworzy muzyke popularna o tak zwanym ambitniejszym brzmieniu, z okladki bym nawet nie powiedzial, ze jest to wokalistka, bo postac na niej wyglada dosc hermafrodytycznie, pajecze zmysly sie sprawdzialy i wikipedia potwierdzila przypuszczenia, ze dykowym to bedzie album, po uslyszeniu wokalnych umiejetnosci pani Kathryn uderzylo mnie to zderzenie przeciwienstw, jesli chodzi o wyglad, a barwe glosu, a dlaczego az tak bardzo bo dodatkowo teksty sa pisane bardzo chlopsko, wiec polaczyla tutaj wszystko co najlepsze z dwoch swiatow, jesli teksty rzeczywiscie byly jej autorstwa, lecz prawdopodobnie byly, bo kawalki zawieraja multum autobiograficznych watkow, opowiadanych na 10 trakach, dajacych 40 minut mateiralu, spotifajowa wersja albumu, to deluxor na 25 lecie gdzie pojawia sie takze wersja plyty z mtv unplugowanego, ale niestety lokalizacja obecna nie zezwala na jego odtworzenie, jak juz wspominalem o tym ze pani glownie wokaluje, to niespodziewalem sie niczego wiecej, a wikipediowy pejdz bombarduje instrumentalami ktorymi tutaj podobno czaruje, bo mamy tu electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, tamboura, tambourine, percussion, Tma, wiec lista dluga i szeroka, na uwage zasluguje takze osoba odpowiedzialna za produkcje tego albumu, bo jest to solidny mix do ktorego ciezko sie przyczepic jesli chodzi o aspekty techniczne, a takim produkcyjnym duchem jest tutaj ben mink, brzmi chinsko, ale jednak kanadyjczyk, ktory takze sporo instrumentalnego wkladu w plyte mial, nawet beatboxowe sekcje robil, wiec czlowiek renesansu, dodatkowych 10 muzykow studyjnych nawet nie bede wymienial, bo album jest naprawde bogaty w brzmienie, ale jednak nie jest ono przytlaczajace i nie zacmiewa historii opowiadanej wokalnie, na plejaka leca traki 3, 4, 7, 10, dziwne nanowe viby daje ta plyta, ale tak mam chyba zawsze z mocnymi piosenkarkami, ale taki outside myself to cos co mogloby byc themem nanowym jak nic innego, zacna plyta i dobry blind pick
A lot of the songs on this album sound familiar even though I’m sure that I’ve never heard them before. They’re just really good songs and I get good vibes from them. I love the instrumentation especially the clarinet on Still Thrives This Love. The accordion is also interesting and I like it. Honestly almost everything about this album is great. Not quite great enough to be a 10 because it’s not that mind blowing but it’s still a really solid album. Season of Hollow Soul reminds me of ABBA for some reason but overall this album does sound like it’s from the 90s but aged will. Favorite songs: Save Me, The Mind of Love, Miss Chatelaine, Wash Me Clean, Still Thrives This Love, Season of Hollow Soul, Outside Myself, Constant Craving Decent 9/10
hmm. am i going to like this? nice voice. i thiiiink its a woman. yeah it is. this first song is nice but im afraid i might get bored quick. lets see. i love the vibe provided by whatever instrument it is playing at 2:32. her voice reminds me of someone but i cant place it. aw this sounds so nice but im bored :( why am i like this lol. okay i take that back i got into it after a bit and my mood now matches this album lol. miss chatelaine: this song is making me so happy i want to cry lol. wash me clean: her voice sounds so full (?) and comforting :( i teared up. lmao. "shadows now curtain the moon, but faith swears it will shine again soon." idk why i got so into this. typically i wouldnt like this type of music i think. im done and i feel so exposed lol. i feel like i just finished up a long crying session xd anyways uhm i only processed about 1% of this album and i need to listen to it 99 more times to get better acquainted with it. starting my first replay as i finish writing this. saying that i love this album is putting it lightly :)) <3
I enjoyed it.
A masterpiece. Just perfect.
Highlights are The Mind of Love, Miss Chatelaine, So It Shall Be, Constant Craving. I don't know why I never thought to look up more of her music. It's beautiful, and I love it.
Ingénue indeed!!! I loved this album in the 90s and still do. It’s filled with lush emotional torch songs, incredible vocals, interesting arrangements and ends with one of the greatest hits from my days as an announcer on adult contemporary radio. I am still having a love affair with this album!
Lush, beautiful, and (and I don't use this term lightly) romantic. Excellent songs and a gorgeous voice. A-plus!
What a delight! Swoon!
This was gorgeous and lush.
I really like this album a lot
THIS is the kd lang album that 100% belongs on the list. An album with iconic bookend songs and such beauty in between. kd's voice is so strong, healthy, and lovely. She is no ingénue here. This album reflects real work and dedication to her craft. Interesting that this album was recorded in Vancouver. Something about the cool, high-style of the songs is reminiscent of that shiny Vancouver vibe. Ending with Constant Craving is brilliant. I love every breath on this album.
Love love love
Great songwriting, has a classic feel with some twangy guitar melodies
This genre reminds me of my mom, but she has a very lovely voice and sound
The album was pretty good. There were a few songs I didn't like but it was mostly good. It was good background music. My favourite songs were Save Me and Constant Craving. 4/5 stars.
Liked this album
A brilliant album. Has the feel of a classic American song book. Wistful, melodic, romantic. And what a voice.
Kinda a cool sound haha. Her lyrics are super over the top but a decent listen.
Outstanding production and mix. Lots of effort into every song. May not be a daily listen but a delicatessen to have in specific moments.
listening to this album, it grew on me.
Fantastic voice. Superb production. Way more to offer than just Constant Craving. So ... what exactly does it say about me if I really liked this album?
Gotta be in the right mood for this but I definitely was.
Dásamlega ljúf og góð plata. Elska röddina hennar.
Okay first track has me intrigued. Miss Chatelaine has a sort of easy riviara mood about it. Wash Me Clean has a nice hook.
Just love this. KD Lang has the most beautiful, expressive voice nd just glides through these gorgeous songs. Wonderful
Very pretty music. Beautiful voice without annoying affectations or histrionics. No country this time, which makes this all-round appealing. A lovely album.
Excellent, excellent! Really enjoyed this album! Don't know anything about k.d. lang but reading up I'm glad we got this album rather than an earlier one that leaned into the country genre
Tää on näitä levyjä, jotka toimii vaan kokonaisena. Monesti palaan tähän ja kelaan mitkä ne hyvät biisit oli enkä löydä yhtään. Mut kun jaksan kuunnella kokonaan, oon aina ihan myyty. Tosin näin duunin lomassa paikoin turhan rauhallinen / minimalistinen. Vinskalta iltamyöhään peukku.
Кантри, которое не звучит как кантри. Альбом смог увлечь и несколько песен я "лайкнул" с чистой совестью. 7/7- из 10.
It was hard to focus because the weather was aggressively awful while I was driving to work and listening to this, but it think I enjoyed this elevated lounge act a lot!
didnt really expect to like this as much as I did
Smooth listening- very enjoyable!
Traditionally not a fan of this type and style of album, but it’s hard not to like ‘Ingenue’. k.d. langs voice is undeniably awesome and beautiful, and she shines here with songs and arrangements that are uniformly excellent.
It’s easy to like an artist that saves the hit to the very end. “Constant Craving” is a great song, and the lead-up is languid, then charming, then stylish, then smooth – every track thoughtfully conceived (merging jazzy torch songs with country textures) and executed with verve and polish, the singing assured and accomplished, the playing distinctive and adroit. Well done, k.d.
Very nice! Chill. Think she's a good songwriter.
Smooth smooth stuff. Some killer songs on here
Nice album to listen to
Is it bad that I thought she was a boy before doing this?… The album starts with save me a slightly jazzy track but also with some tribal sounding drums. Her slow but fairly strong singing style really matches the music played so it’s good. The mind of love has completely different sound ( being acoustic guitar led) while having the same general feeling ( relaxed and loungey) it’s not a favourite song of all time but I still enjoy it and see the appeal that it has. Miss chatelaine is still majorly acoustic but faster paced it’s certainly a good song but one that’s hard to put my finger on. Wash me clean is the slowest track so far a kinda gloomy little thing verging on dull and drab but not quite that boring. At the start of so it shall be has a kinda artificial and repetitive beat to it but somehow still impresses with her vocals; later on the song gains other elements the violin especially is class. The on the edge strings at the start of still thrives this love are so thrilling and fresh for this singer but it goes into this tribal rainforest forest sounding song with the occasional strings still the albums best overall! Season for a hollow soul is also awesome it’s gloomy but by no means boring love the rhythm and the exploding chorus of this one. Outside myself keeps the same gloomy yet relaxed tone this time being primarily acoustic guitar based but with a killer piano solo in the middle. Not my favourite but still great. The penultimate track tears for loves recalling has amazing lyrics a brilliant piano track I personally think the layered on drums ruin it a little but at the start only coming into full power a good minute in especially when the strings come brilliant song. Also good lyrics. The album closes on the song constant craving a fairly fast paced but a somehow fitting little acoustic epic to close the project all off not the best not the worst. It’s good, not really my kinda thing, but still good great album all around.
A very lovely record
7/10. Liked this a lot better than her other album, even considered an 8/10, but I think that's pushing it. Pleasant sad music.
k.d. stands for “kinda dope”
This album fascinates me. How did k.d. lang go from a weird fringe country artist (from Consort, Alberta, no less!) with tacky-kitsch outfits and an ill-advised vegetarian political agenda, to putting out an album like this? It's impossible to categorize--the instrumentation covers every genre except possibly country! I love the dark moody songs the most: Wash Me Clean and Season of Hollow Soul are standouts. I saw her live a few years ago and she did a ton of songs off of this album. It was at the Jubilee and the sound was perfect and I think having heard them performed live with a full band made me enjoy this album more than I otherwise would have, as it's a bit too adult contemporary for my tastes. But these songs really are lovely. And I think k.d. lang has one of the most beautiful voices ever recorded, so honestly I'd probably listen to her sing anything.
Another gem from k.d. lang! I prefer the lush Patsy Cline arrangements of Shadowland, but I think the songwriting here is more interesting. And damn, what a voice she has. There are several moments on here when her backing vocals come in that gave me the chills. I feel like this one will grow on me with subsequent listens. Who knew I'd come out of this project a k.d. lang fan? Also, how did I miss her the first time around?
Didn’t listen to the whole thing but I like it. And yay! A woman!
Very good album.
Wow, I was really surprised by this album. This is not what I expected. Firstly because I liked it. It was wide ranging and a far cry from the genre in which I had stereotyped her.
What a shame that, at least where I'm from, k.d. lang didn't get the same amount of airplay that singers like Lisa Loeb, Jann Arden, or Jewel did. What we have here is high-caliber sad nineties girl material, but with the actual music being even better. k.d. lang is your classic singer-songwriter, but she takes her music to a more ethereal place - case in point, Season of Hollow Soul & Tears of Love's Recall. To me, the record sounds like a more subdued Kate Bush which I highly prefer. This might be the first album to make me want half-star ratings, because this is a solid 4.5.
Takes me back to childhood. Dad used to play this album often. Hearing it now after 15 years it’s like a comfy jersey
Lovely little blend of a multitude of genres (folk, country, pop, jazz, etc). Feels like it's best enjoyed with tea on a rainy day. Great harmonies, too Favorite tracks: "Constant Craving", "Season of Hollow Soul"
It was just OK - oldschoolcool
It was good. She has a great voice. Not something I'd come back to many times, but certainly the music is enjoyable
It’s chill. Reminded me of Starbucks music, but not bad.
Best wel chill
Chill country jamz, I actually kind of dig this.
really, not bad. I can tell why she has so many fans. It's just too slow and not electronic enough for me
She has an amazing voice, but the songs are a bit too easy listening-ish for me. 2.5 stars, rounding up to 3.
Semibängeri Helt ok pop/rock musaa. Sån här lägg på i bakgrunden på ett café musik.
I enjoyed this quite a bit. Favorite track was Miss Chatelaine
Better than I expected. Quite nice.
Enjoyable. Knew the singles.
A genuine treat, listening to k.d. lang. One of Canada's finest singers, we get a nice array of country, singer/songwriter, and tremendous songwriting to back it up. I just find it to be a bit unengaging sometimes, like Lang doesn't want to do too much. Which is fine, but leaves me not yearning to relisten again. A real pity, if you ask me.
Nice enough. Bit boring.
Just really chilling nice to listen album. K. D. Lang definetely puts a big amount of work into her songs. Unforrunately for me it didn't work for me. While listening I wasn't quite struck by it on the emotional level. What a coincindence I got this on the Valentine' s day.
Pop cabaretero. Multiinstrumentado e hiperarreglado. Muy buena voz y un puñado de buenas canciones. No está mal.
Enjoyed the big, open acoustic sounds with the added bonus of lap steel guitar. Will revisit both the album and artist.
The more uptempo numbers are the better ones e.g Miss Chatelaine and Constant Craving. I quite enjoyed the album overall.
Nice country album, I like it
nice voice, kk slider/ hawaii type beat tho
The background vocals were nice and the lyrics were good too. But at times it felt very samey. Was like listening to elevator music. Couldn’t tell if I was bored or vibing.
Jazzy vibes, fantastic voice, good, but not my type of music.
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Will listen to more of K.D because of this.
Some good easy listening
was fine, really expecting something more
Best female pop vocal ‘93. Runners up: Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Annie Lennox, Vanessa Williams.
This is pretty interesting stuff. Not exactly my jam, but I can respect the songwriting and the range. Pretty cool.
Nice pleasant easy listening album
Interesting style and instrumentation mix. This tackles, or at least shares a perspective on some complex but very real issues.
I found this album very surprising! To my regret, I didn't know anything about k.d. lang at all, other than that she's a bit of an LGBT icon. I didn't expect such an old soul, folky album. This is a 3 star for me, but it's the best kind of 3 star, because it's one that makes we want to delve into her catalogue a bit deeper.
I literally have no notes. It was fine. I doubt I'd listen to it again on purpose, but there was nothing offensive or remarkable about it.
First k.d. lang. Subtle and contemplative in tone. Not bad adult contemporary fare
I like her tone and style but nothing grabs my attention. Right on the cusp of a 3 and a 4, just between ‘fine’ and ‘enjoyable’.
"Spoil me Spoil me with you And soil me with the world of you Watch over me with a mother's eyes Judging my worth only to glorify Watch over me" (Save me) Una voz chulísima y un poco vibes de música de ascensor.
That was a lot better than I remembered it being. Bit lounge-y but still enjoyed it a lot.
Lovely voice and nice simple backing tracks to that. Like "Miss Chatelaine" the most. Not knowing anything about her or the album "Constant Craving" seemed like a change of tone, but a nice ending to the album.
Not my thing.
On Lang's second solo record, her transformation from a goofy country and western singer with her band, The Reclines to a cabaret-style, crooner pop singer was complete. Gone are the wire glasses and long skirts and colourful dresses to be replaced with a androgynous look with a boyish hair cut and tailored suit jackets. In some ways I preferred her cowpunk phase, but I was never a fan of Lang in either persona. She does have a great voice and she puts it to maximum use on this album which probably contains some of her best known songs. Not really my taste, but it's listenable and she deserves the accolades and awards from this album.
Pleasant vocals and good sound overall, but something is lacking.
Great voice and lyrics Favourite Song: Constant Craving
Interesting, but not my genre
Soft rock basically. It's "fine" but I'm pretty indifferent, never would listen to it and I'd probably ask to turn it off if in a car. But, that's just me.
So smooth and polished there was nothing for my ear to grab onto.
Nothing bad about this, but it is somewhat boring.
k.d. has a beautiful voice, she packs every note to the brim with emotion and her delivery is effortlessly proficient. While Constant Craving is the obvious standout track, the rest just feels like endless buildup to it. Tonally and thematically this album is too homogenous throughout, it gets tired fast. And that's probably why Constant Craving was so successful, it's the only song that stops me in my tracks. It is vibrant, it has motion and life. Has always been.
Aluksi olin että onpa todella tylsä levy, ei yhtään jaksais. Harvinaisesti levyn loppupuoli oli kuitenkin parempi, erityisesti Season of Hollow Soul ja sitä seuraava Outside Myself. 3/5.
Vaikea sanoa että onko tän rauhallisuus nyt miellyttävää vai tylsää. Ehkä annan kolmosen kakkosen sijaan sen takia että oli kuitenkin yllättävän hyvä ollakseen näin lätisevää, jaksoi kuunnella loppuun asti.
It's nothing special. Very much background music. Nothing that offended my ears, but not much to captivate me or draw me in, either. I did like 'Season of Hollow Soul', but that was about it.
I'm enjoying this, in a sort of easy-listening way. I like the songs, I think; for example Still Thrives This Love (the current one) is nice and dark...but it doesn't sound super distinctive. Feel like lots of stuff basically scratches this itch; it's nice, and well done, though. Digging Season of Hollow Soul
Constant Craving is good, but I found the rest of the album underwhelming. There were some enjoyable moments within songs, but nothing else really stood out.
Not a fan of K.D. Lange but this is good one! Constant Craving is a classic The rest of the album is high quality. Good Music. 3/5
Another one I would have completely ignored when it came out. Again, not exactly my thing but overall I liked it, like torch songs at a bar...not sure I would be rushing back but this seems to be filled with the kind of songs that would be used in films and yet not seeing any films listed on Wiki for it.
Not generally my cup of tea, but you can’t deny her voice.
Essential listening? Nah. Pleasant? Sure. Could be inspirational to the indie film maker. I can see David Lynch grooving to this stuff and writing another masterpiece.
Having never knowingly listened to kd lang, I didn't quite know what to expect - but it wasn't this. From what I'd read, I was expecting something more countrified, but in the main this is quite syrupy pop rock. A couple of numbers land, and it must be said that lang has a remarkable voice - but it can't carry a collection of unimaginative, safe arrangements. A little more grit in the oyster would've benefited this album. Still, if you're after a smooth, well-executed song cycle with a splash of the prairie and a a few neat chord progressions, you could do a lot worse than Ingenue.
Season of Hollow Soul and Constant Craving I like. And there's that early 90's VH1 vibe to all of this that I find some kind of comfort in. Something how I don't see how this could possibly be a hit these days. It's nostalgia, I guess, for a thread of music that I wasn't very into at the time but still made up a percentage of the atmosphere. Still, I don't get very wrapped up in the songs. Pleasant to have on in the background, but not something I'd put on a lot.
Liked it much, much more than I expected to
Beautiful sound but perhaps just a bit too cloying for me now. Still I can really understand why it is a 1001 album and I recall loving it at the time.
A good album in which lang forsakes her country roots and goes jazz/pop vocalist on us. Generally to quite good effect however I do find things a little slow and plodding at times lacking any sort of upbeat tempos or dynamic shifts. It's a good showcase for her quite amazing voice but I find the songs somewhat lacking. 3 stars
Had an eclectic mix of vibes. Overall nothing struck me that much but it was a pleasant listen. 3.5
p688. 1992. 3 stars Middle of the road songs offset by terrific voice and production. There simply aren't enough standout songs - after a while they tend to just blur in to each other. Not sure it is essential listening.
Not a bad record, not bad at all.
This album was pleasant but didn’t particularly do anything for me. I enjoy KD Lang’s voice and I enjoyed the fact that she freely explores various genres, but nothing stood out to me at all about this album.
Another of KDs albums that proves to be enjoyable with a little twist. This time the songs had a little "french"-touch to them. Interesting to hear but nothing that would prove to be a difference maker for a higher score
Great production and vocal display, but the songs just don’t sell the album for me. It’s great lounge and restaurant ambience, but nothing more.
Belle voix, bon album, ca secoute super bien 3.85
Enjoy her voice
Liking the whole vibe- laid back and lyrical. I once listened to this over and over again on a long haul flight and it did the trick and even now her voice has an affect on me. KD is to Country that Nora Jones is to Jazz and it certainly fits the niche.
I thought this was a good country album and would come back to this
sad girl hours
Lang walks the give line between country and folk. Not a bad album, probably won't be returning to it anyone soon.
This is not what I thought kd lang sounded like, for some reason! I had more ani difranco vibes in my head, this has sheen and mellowness that I wasn't expecting. Nice enough but didn't make a huge impact.
Pretty legit voice, enjoyed
i liked it. different than i’m used to
It was good
I don't think there's anything special about this. Even the country twang added no spice in this carefully produced standard pop album. Except, of course, her voice. And somehow, it's enough.
Not really to my taste, but a smooth album. The artist has a beautiful voice, used to great effect.
Pleasant at times, if inconsistent. Best track: Still Thrives This Love
Slow but quite enjoyable and soothing, good background music for work.
First of all I did not think this was going to be a chick singing here. She has a great voice. Most of these songs are really relaxing. Constant craving is great ending track! Good album 6/10
Originally listened to the wrong k.d. lang album... Love the way the instrumentation builds in a couple of these songs Huge credit to the musicians for not falling asleep while playing some of this stuff - very simple Kinda hops around a few styles and doesn't really blend any
Didn't have the time to listen to the album. I'm already late for the one that popped up on the day after. I did listen to k.d. lang before though, and my recollection was that she has a nice voice, but that her songs are not so compelling, generally speaking. I wish this app could allow me to go back to the few records I've missed and tweak the grades or reviews. But I understand this would be way too complex to manage for the person who conceived the app, so I don't hold any grudge against them. It's still a great app. Number of albums left to review: less than 800, I've temporarily lost count here. Number of albums I will keep on my own list: half so far, approximately. Number of albums I might keep: a quarter (including this one) Number of albums I won't keep: another quarter.
I liked it more than I thought I would.
My co-judge and I were surprised that this was only kd's second album, since it seemed that we were hearing her cowpunk stuff for a long time before Constant Craving. However, most of those earlier albums were with the Reclines. Anyway, she has a lovely deep voice that's right up there with many of the all-time great vocalists that 1001 has thrown our way. My co-judge says it's a bit pop for us and I agree, but I'll add a mark for Constant Craving, which I've always liked and made her career. It was generous of The Stones to voluntarily give her co-writing credit for borrowing the chorus - they could have probably gotten away with it, or won in court. Keith Richards is no Jimmy Page.
pölyinenmainen kd lang eli tyttöpoika (lyhyt tukka) kyllä laulamaan pärisemään laittaa, biisit ei kuitenkaan ole kummoisia. kyllä vokaaleja jaksaa kuunnellakkkin mutta ei kummosemmat sävellykset kuitenkaan liian pitkälle asti pötki sentään, paitsi yksi biisi on aivan vitun hyvä joka yksinään HEITTÄYTTÄÄ albumin ylös pykälän paras biisi..... season of hollow soul aivan vitun järisyttävää että toiseksi vähiten kuunneltu mitä vittua niin saatanan hyvä biisi
Pretty somber album, okay listen. I now know where the Constant Craving song that was dominant on the the radio in the 90’s came from.
An interesting album that isn't very special, unless you read a little about the context of the record, certain songs from it and K.D. Lang history. It's a shame that there's still such a persecution and pointless hatred. The context helped with song like "Miss Chatelaine", but unfortunately it didn't change my overall reception of the album. It's a rather usual type of a folk music with po twists that I would to compare to Alanis Morissette, trying to stay in Canada for once. Favourite song - "Season For Hollow Soul", with the orchestral elements and atmospheric composition. The rest of the albumis rather forgettable, but still, I can understand why it is rated high enough to be on the list of 1000 best albums ever.
Not a big fan to be honest
Didnt really dig it very much. While the music is fairly beautiful, it feels very surface level in a way.
This one is not for me. One of those that I understand how some people love it, but for me the songs are just...there. Flat and samey. Gorgeous voice, of course, and the single is decent, but sounds like it should be on a different album completely. Not a 1001 album, even if I account for why other people like it.
Gentle folk pop. Not constantly craving it but constant craving is decent enough.
not bad, quite enjoyable but drags pretty soon and is quite irrelevant
Didn’t love—I think it didn’t age well. Great voice and sweet songs, but not a huge fan of the songwriting style at places or the way the songs were put together. Mostly personal preference. It did have moments that surprised me, like “the mind of love”
A little dull
great voice, and actually alright (was dreading this). Not in a hurry to listen again, but can see how it did so well. Syrupy production.
Almost really liked it. No rush to listen again though.
Felt a bit indifferent to this, good singer, some enjoyable parts of music her and there but only enjoyed 2 songs significantly
Heard about this woman previously on an Atmosphere track called 'Idiot' , Slug referenced her in some lyrics haha. Incidentally the first track sounds like it has influenced some of the later atmosphere beats that are more soft/chill. Nice singing and songs but not really my thing at all. So, 2/5
Never listened to k.d. lang, but always imagined this would be dreary, middle-of-the-road stuff. Happy to give it a spin and find out... but yes, my preconceptions were justified. It's so much background music, it's like sonic wallpaper. Can't exactly hate it, because it gives the room a certain pleasant feel, like a aural dehumidifier in the corner... 2/5
Really enjoyed Miss Chatelaine, but that’s about it.
Not really my style, but it was ok. I'm not really even sure what kind of music it was to be honest.
Nothing I could really appreciate. Sleepy pop with no hooks.
Pleasant enough and inoffensive, but not something I would seek out to listen to in the future. K.D.’s voice is good, which I appreciate. However, musically this album is quite boring for me. I almost fell asleep walking to the metro. To end on a positive note, Miss Chatelaine is a decent song.
I like her voice and constant craving is still good but I really didn’t like the other songs on the album. Just not my sound.
I really don’t have much to say about k.d. lang. (Any relation to Brian Lang?) She has a nice voice, but it’s all so subdued. I don’t even have the right language to talk about the style of this album, I think. I will echo, though, that the hit single “Constant Craving” sounds quite different from the rest of the record. Mostly I was bored by “Ingenue,” nothing here grabbed my attention. It was capably made, and inoffensive, but didn’t stand out. I feel like there are a thousand other albums out there that sound much like this one without the same level of attention.
No me ha dicho nada...
Which cruise line is right for you? Princess Cruises is supposed to be nice. I've gone on Norwegian when my rich grandmother paid for all of us to take a cruise for Christmas, and it is top-notch - that I can say that from personal experience. Carnival? - meh, I don't do keg stands or have little kids anymore but there was a time in my life that would've fit. I think your best chances of running in to K.D. Lang would be on Norwegian cruise lines. It's the cruise line for old people with lotsa money and a taste for vanilla. I bet she's the house music on all Norwegian cruises and probably performs for the young gray hairs at least once a week. I wonder how they get her from ship to ship. Or if she has to disembark, embark the way that normal passengers do. I would expect that from Wilson-Phillips, but not sure about the KDL. I found Ingenue perfect for the early '90s., KDL had some serious fashion style back then, yes she did. Her music right on par with a Norwegian cruise, very adequate on Gram's dime, but nothing you'd pay extra for. Regardless, after a long year quarrantining things are looking up and I'm sure there are a lot of excited people ready to be confined to a boat in hopes of running into the KDL. For me though, it's more likely you'd find me on a Carnival cruise binge drinking, avoiding my kids and constantly craving for solid ground than listening to this album again.
she has a really beautiful voice, but will probably not come back to this. This is very much something my parents would have listened to in the car when we were young
Kinda boring to me. Lang ain't my thang?
Pleasantly surprised with this album. Didn’t think it was overall great but it had a nice tone, the singers voice is soothing and sounds wonderful. As for the songs they didn’t impress me but they sounded nice. 5.6/10
meh, no me volvió loca pero fue decente para ser la primera vez que lo escucho.
You can draw a line through Vera Lynn then Shirley Bassey to arrive at k.d.lang. From the 'big note' school of lounge room crooning. I tried to like it, but it's not for me. Constant Craving was OK for the first 70 million plays, but is just tiresome now.
This is too smooth for my tastes. Very competent but mostly forgettable.
Really solid voice, but not a fan of this kinda cabaret muzak stuff. Feels like the soundtrack to pretending to be artsy. Constant craving (the only song I'd heard before) is the most upbeat by a mile, the rest really subdued. 2/5.
I was in a calm mood, so this was clicking some. Its a bit country-ish with the steel guitar and twang, but much better than the regular old country. im thinking a 2-3. pleasant surprise. I may give it another listen