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Nick Of Time

Bonnie Raitt

1989

Nick Of Time

Album Summary

Nick of Time is the tenth studio album by the American singer Bonnie Raitt, released on March 21, 1989. It was Raitt's first album to be released by Capitol Records. A commercial breakthrough after years of personal and professional struggles, Nick of Time topped the Billboard 200 chart, selling five million copies, and won three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, which was presented to Raitt and producer Don Was. In 2003, the album was ranked number 229 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, then was re-ranked at number 230 on the 2012 list. As of September 2020, it is ranked at number 492. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2022, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Rating

2.76

Votes

4596

Genres

  • Rock
  • Country
  • Blues
  • Folk
  • Singer Songwriter
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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

Yay, a woman finally! I haven't listened to this one in a long, long time and it was wonderful to listen to it again. I love her voice, love her music. (Also, her hair. My god that HAIR!) Favorite tracks: Thing Called Love, Cry On My Shoulder, Nobody's Girl, I Will Not Be Denied, and I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
1

I really didn't need to revisit this. where i grew up this was everywhere. this was every car pool ride to school. every soccer practice, whatever. i guess it's fine by normal person standards but fuck this album tbh

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Wed Nov 10 2021
1

I don’t Raitt it

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Sun May 30 2021
4

Really a brilliant lyricist in this genre. Traditional without being cliched. There's a blend of strength and vulnerability in the sensibility of the writing. The music doesn't stand out so much as the writing but it's all rock solid.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
2

This is a fake album. I refuse to believe this existed yesterday. The project known as "1001 Albums Generator" is a rogue AI that has altered the fabric of existence to add this album into our timeline. There is nobody by the name of "Bonnie Raitt", it's the Berenstoin Bears and Mandela is actually still alive. Two out of five. "Love Letter" was cool.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
2

Genre: Pop Rock 2/5 In what was supposedly a return to form, as well as a triumphant return to pop stardom, Bonnie Raitt's Nick of Time is certainly an album of music that makes noise. Assumedly picked for this book because of its chart-topping success and long list of accolades and nominations, Nick of Time does absolutely nothing new for the genre and almost absolutely nothing for me. Its overall blandess is too hard to ignore, but it has a charm to it that's also hard to ignore, and hard to fault the album for. From its title track and intro straight through to the end, we're gifted with just over 40 minutes of a lot of the same sounds, themes, and instrumentation. Well-produced and arranged, though, filling the mix with all of the bland textures they could possibly find, culminating in a very by-the-book, easy-to-listen-to rock album. Bonnie Raitt's vocals are just fine too, neither adding or detracting from the overall experience, but all together this album just doesn't do very much at all. Totally inoffensive, and very sweet and innocent, but non-essential.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
2

Nope. Besides the first song all I got was images of pickup trucks and leopard print and a whole lot of meh.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
1

So eighties you can smell the hairspray. Trapped somewhere between country and Bonnie Tylers hair. Not sure how it made it out of the sports bars, karaoke lounges and the pool houses of the mid west. Though having lived through this era I’m pretty sure it didn’t cross the Atlantic. Elevator music at worst, pedestrian at best. However, mostly harmless.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
1

Wise man once described this as aiming for mediocrity and falling way short. Bland, corny nonsense that was too painful to sit the whole way through.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
1

A bit bland for my tastes, despite me usually liking well played AOR. I checked out a few of her earlier albums and it just sounds like this album sanded off all Raitt's rough edges. Too smoooooth.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
1

Nick of Time is perfectly pleasant, very Magic 105.4. But what follows is a godawful mess of the most hideously produced country it's been my misfortune to hear. The kind of stuff that puts you off country for life. The cod reggae of Have a Heart is a nice break from this. Then back to more of the same. It's not good.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
1

Very little I found enjoyable in this album. From country sounds to generic synth, just seemed to represent the worst of the 80s. Not sure why this is so acclaimed.

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Great album. All songs are worth listening to with a few stand out hits. Amazing voice. Worth having this on vinyl.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

Oh an album I owned and enjoyed when it came out! I haven’t listened to the album in a very long time. Loving the big hits, but this album also has a lot of depth beyond the hits. Really a great album. Listened to it a couple of times and love it from beginning to end.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

I've never really been a Bonnie Raitt fan, but this is a great album.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
5

Maybe the best sounding album of its kind/era…Bonnie’s voice could ground anything

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

A friend of mine she cries at night

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Fri May 20 2022
5

You know that friend you haven’t seen in years but when you finally do, you both pick up the conversation exactly where you left off? This album is that friend. This album is like an expertly prepared meal of all your favorite dishes...familiar but delicious...nobody knew at the time, but this wouldn’t even be the best album of Bonnie’s second act. Indispensable.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

Love the album, great singing, lyrics and music , haven’t listened in about 30 years but loved returning to it

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

Excellent album, great singing, great instrumentals. Great all around.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
5

lovely

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Wed Dec 16 2020
4

I know of only one Bonnie Raitt song before this and I like this, she's a kween

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

the good songs are sooooo good.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

false

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Nice für nen roadtrip

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

3.8* good album but not my cup of tea

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

I grew up listening to this because my parents had this album... not my normal kind of music but I love her voice and there's more than a few catchy songs on this particular album

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

A great feel good album

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

Great voice. Most listenable album

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Fri May 28 2021
4

Nick of Time. What a song. I also like I can’t make you love me but it’s on another album. As far as I’m concerned I’m very excited to delve deeper.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Overall, this album did not disappoint. Highlights are Nick of Time and Love Letter. But I don't think the album has the 'great' factor. Most of it became good background music while I was doing stuff. 4/5 stars.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

Great relaxed sounds with a good beat

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

Very smooth voice. Music is a little smooth jazz/smooth country vibe. Great vocal melodies.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

I love her early 70's work, and even most of "Luck Of The Draw". Apparently Bonnie Raitt was going to make an album with Prince before this album, and was even signed to his Paisley Park album before things fell apart. Now THAT'S an album I want to hear. Wondering if THIS should be the Bonnie Raitt album represented on this list. Thinking it's a bit over praised because it won some surprise Grammys. And then I listened to it again, and it makes all the sense in the world why it's here. I still think Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever should have won the Album Of The Year Grammy instead, but this is a great listen.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

Classy 80s American rock

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Thu Aug 19 2021
4

4/5 - Good, but not for me

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Thu Sep 23 2021
4

sonidos agradables y una voz realmente atrapante, que te hace mantener la atención en la totalidad del álbum. fue mi primera escucha tanto del álbum como de bonnie raitt y realmente estoy deseando conocer más de sus trabajos

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Surprising that I liked this album. Really catchy. I always considered her "country" in my mind, but she's really bluesy and I dig it. Will listen to more of her. 3.5/5, but rounding up to a 4.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Nick of time, Thing called love

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

This is an album (tape!) from my childhood. I listened to it so many times... I was singing Have a Heart from memory. The voice, the slide guitar, the lyrics. Bonnie is a blues rock legend for a reason. She gets what it is to be a woman.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

7/10. Bluesy and pleasant. Maybe a low 8.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

7/10 good songs but definitely overproduced

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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

Not my usual choice of listening but can appreciate this pop country gem. I give it higher marks for just how influential it is and mainly for the fact that I enjoyed it a lot. It is Christmas Eve Eve today so this was a nice break from my Xmas song play list. I will come back and listen to this again as it seems like a good soundtrack to kicking back in the summer sun

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

hi- thing called love, have a heart Hey, shut up! Just listen to this album!

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

A 3 probably. A 4, I love this stuff. Also on this album-cover she's the spitting image of Dom from Mr. Robot but with a sexy, curly 80s haircut.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

I first thought this album was country, and it isn't. It is blues.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

hi- thing called love, have a heart Hey, shut up! Just listen to this album!

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

a grown-up album, warm and tender and wise, which opened the floodgates for the next huge wave of her career

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

I do love Bonnie Raitt, just more of her real blues sound. Appreciate how she needed this commercially, just a little toned down for me and feels very 1980's

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

Pretty great

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

Great album. 4/5

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

I don't enjoy these musical styles at all individually (80s pop, country blues, etc.) but something about this combination really works for me.

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Mon May 23 2022
4

Vraiment un bon album Country/Rock, je cmoprend que ca est eu un gros succès lors de la sortie, les musiciens sont incroyables et les arrangements sont vraiment bon. Bonnie Raitt a une très belle voix sur l'album et ne laisse pas ca place. C'est un album a réécouter dans le mood. 4

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

Thing Called Love. Me ha parecido un poco largo, y eso que no era largo. Aún así, le doy un 4.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

Americana, rock, blues rock. Agradable. Venga, un 4.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

decent

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Accessible blues pop.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Enjoyed this a lot. A lovely voice, some good beats. I do enjoy a bit of lady blues, country rock

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Enjoyed this! Nice bit of blues and what a voice. Went down well on a drive back from Devon

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

Oui oui c'est super 👍

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

There were a lot more genres in this than I expected at first glance. It’s still very much typical female folk/country but there’s also like ZZ Top guitars on one track and some blues rock influences on the others. Overall very nice listen

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

I love Bonnie Raitt and this album is one I owned when I used to collect records. Love how she went a mellower groove direction here but her signature grit and realness are still very present. She's a wonderful songwriter, a superb guitarist (too often overlooked in the male-dominated world of rock/pop/blues/country guitarists), and a great vocalist. It all comes together so nicely on this album. I remember the success that came to her thanks to this album, and reading about that again makes me happy. So well deserved.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

Bonnie Raif’s comeback album is a laidback rock album with strong undercurrents of blues and Americana. The songwriting is strong and the music itself is very of its time, smooth with hints of grit.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

Solid

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Actually ended up liking this more than I thought I would

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

I love Bonnie but this album sounds very, very much like a stereotypical country/blues album in the 80’s. The guitar didn’t seem to be on fire.

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

Kinda sounds like Fleetwood Mac, just not as iconic. More folk-country

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

I thought I did not know this artist. But I know the song 'Have A Heart' from Bonnie Raitt. I like this song a lot. Found a good live version as well. This songs was still pressent in my memories. The live version sound more to how I remeber it, a little bit more raw. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cf3lbnz5sw)

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Truly was dreading this but to say I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not above some good "mom rock" and this is a solid album top to bottom.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Some ok sections, reminds me of Mario 64. Not too exciting overall

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

Good record. Second single my favorite

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Interesting country songs

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Wed May 26 2021
3

Soft rock is fine

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Sun May 23 2021
3

Alright Bonnie, you go on with your bad self. Some nice 80s ballads in here. I prefer the bluesier tracks on the second half of the album, as the acoustic guitar tracks

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Actually enjoyed this quite a bit. Nothing to compare it to though. Couple catchy songs.

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Sun Jan 31 2021
3

Bedre end jeg troede men ik så godt

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Sun Apr 11 2021
3

Why did I always just assume Bonnie Raitt was a straight up Country singer? This album is way more Blues than Country, though.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
3

Good singing. Raitt is often praised for her vocal interpretation, and I agree with that.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
3

Not bad, but a little bit folky for me

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Wed Aug 25 2021
3

Yeah it’s ok.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

I'm aware OF Bonnie Raitt but can't say I've ever heard her stuff before. Ok yeah, just soft country rock type stuff, nothing mind-blowing but still foot-tappable in places. No real staying power, though - can kinda see why no one remembers it today. 3/5.

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Mon Oct 11 2021
3

Strong 3 stars. Not a bad listen. Her voice is good, and the chords have a little more color than I was expecting from this style

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

3, it's fine. Not my jam normally but an enjoyable dip into an unfamiliar style.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

Poppy county blues. Pretty solid for what it is. Stronger vocally and lyrically than musically though. Pretty consistent and enjoyable throughout save for a couple of the twangier songs. The familiar Have a Heart and the title track are the standouts. Easy to listen to though and a nice change of pace, even if it's not something that I'd normally seek out.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
3

Great voice. Good songwriting. But not a masterpiece... (5/10) FT: A Thing Called Love, Nick Of Time

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Sun Nov 14 2021
3

Solid. Great album. Haven't heard it in years.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
3

Bonnie Raitt is pretty great. Excellent, gritty voice, good songs, well produced. Not something I would listen to often, but enjoyable when I do. 3 stars.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

The penultimate song was my favorite. Overall, very white bread. 6/10

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Thu Dec 16 2021
3

Decidedly, Not. For. Me. Look, I get it. I get why folks dig her thing, but I just...don't. Each song evokes a 90s sitcom intro. Did she have one of her songs used for a sitcom theme song? She must have, right? Personally? A 2 for me. Understanding her overall role in the greater aspect of music? A 3? Sure. A 3.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

Ho hum. Not really attention grabbing

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

more like 3.5

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Mon Jan 17 2022
3

3/5 nice, but not enough

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Thu Jan 27 2022
3

I liked the radio playlist that Spotify created after this

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Way mellower than I had expected. But damn what a voice.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

Beautiful voice: clear and open then with that sexy, bluesy rasp that could be described as smoky. Love it. The songs are either set up to showcase her voice as pop power ballads or blues rock n rollers (my preference). I knew Bonnie in the late 80s as a blues guitarist guesting with Clapton, BB King, John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy. Surprised to hear her straight pop voice.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
3

I was super uninspired to listen to this album today, but I was surprised by how many songs I knew off of here. It's all fine, but I have no real idea why it's on this list. This seems like a fairly traditional white boy blues album with the only twist being that the white boy in this case is a woman. It's like putting a Kenny G album on this list. The best compliment that I give to an album shouldn't be that it's inoffensive 3/5

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Wed Feb 02 2022
3

Some songs were familiar. It is a blues/rock album. It was alright.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
3

Easy listening album, great vocals, gets a 3.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
3

Overschat album. Doet me weinig. Zal zeker kwaliteit hebben maar te gladjes….

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Good one

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

Perfectly played. But with a smidgeon too much of that everything-in-exactly-the-right-place ingredient.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
3

This is the album that introduced me to Bonnie Raitt. I have heard 4 of the 11 tracks from Nick of Time many times in the past. This album is fine, but I think I prefer to hear more of Raitt's music that has a stronger connection to the blues. Some of these tracks feel firmly rooted in the 80s. This is no surprise, but makes it harder for me to want to take a second listen to the album.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

On one hand, I'm gonna be nice to this album, because it's one of my mom's favorites and I grew up on Ms. Bonnie Raitt. On another hand, this is the same time of corporate blues-rock that Clapton was putting out in the mid-eighties. It's boring, somewhat uninspired. Bonnie is a fantastic guitarist, and this record doesn't really do much to showcase it. Still, it gets a bonus, for my mom. Favorite tracks: "Nick of Time", "Cry On My Shoulder"

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Ok album, sounds a little dated now.

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Sun Mar 20 2022
3

It grew on me, I did not like the title track but it closes with better instrumentation and music overall

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

Late 80s mainstream rock. Competent, but not really my thing. 2.5/5.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Well, it wasn't terrible. There were some fun guitar sounds. Some songs were bad (Real Man) and some were okay. Maybe it's because I left to take a class and came back, but it seemed like the last song in the album took a swift turn in a different direction sound-wise. Seemed out of place.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Easy listening, sounds very much of its time.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Such a weird album cover! It's so difficult to tell what you're even looking at, it seems like her belt(?) is coming out of the picture, and also that it's a gourd or something. And like...why is she doing that with her hand?! What's her face supposed to convey? It's basically the Mona Lisa. Anyway, the actual album was okay, though it went a little too long. A true 3/5. I liked it better than I thought I would...but I was also so utterly and wholly charmed by Dennis Quaid's bizarre character that my judgment is very clouded.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
3

Klinkt echt als iets uit een ander tijdperk. Desalniettemin sympathiek en rustgevend.

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Sun Apr 17 2022
3

Beautiful voice and a couple of big tunes but ultimately nothing special

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

I didn't realize Bonnie Raitt had released so many records previously, as this is her tenth album, but I knew this her comeback album. Easy to listen to and so many familiar songs I had forgotten about, though kind of generic at the same time. Enjoyable enough, I'll probably listen to more from Bonnie in the near future.

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Mon Apr 25 2022
3

Faux reggae, easy blues, power ballads, big hair. Like a time machine to the mid-80s.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

Wow there is a lot of acclaim for this album. I like Bonnie Rait and I like this album, but if this won album of the year, it must have been a slow year. It sounds like a C&W album to me but when I read the definition of Americana, the genre assigned by Wiki, I think that shoe fits better.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

OK. The 80s production hasn't aged well (was it a digital recording? Can't find out, but it sounds like it has that sort of early digital cold cleanness), though I can understand why it wound up being a hit for her at that time after some pretty bleak years.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Bland and slick. Don’t need to hear much more of this. I prefer my country with a bit more passion.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Liked the first track!

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

Have a heart has a nice melody. And yes, she's hot!

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

Bonnie Raitt has a beautiful voice but her music doesn't really draw me. Still a solid album.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
3

There were a few songs I knew. Not a bad album

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Mon Aug 15 2022
3

This album is very much of its time, but taken on its own, it's quite good. Bonnie Raitt is an exceptional guitarist, but her playing is fairly polished and restrained on these songs. The arrangements are pleasant and musically tight, with Raitt incorporating a really strong supporting group of musicians. But the focal point is really Raitt's gorgeous, silky vocals. The songwriting is strong, although Raitt is only credited as writer on 3 of the songs. A little bit of grit would have improved this album immensely, but it's still a solid listen. Fave Songs: Thing Called Love, I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again, Nick of Time, Too Soon to Tell, Have a Heart, Nobody's Girl, The Road's My Middle Name

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

il y a de très jolies chansons mais aussi de grosses influences COUNTRY et si ça continue il faudra que ça cesse

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

Alegre pero no me ha parecido diferente

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Ta bien supongo.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Production is way too soft. This should be hard edged blues, not semi-pop. This just sounds like Shania Twain. Very disappointing - Bonnie Raitt can play mean blues, but this ain't it.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Fun, finally a woman after a long time.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

A very solid album. Great guitar work.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Talented songwriter, Well written songs, Not for me.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

I didn't mind this! This is not the type of thing I normally listen to, so I always appreciate hearing something different. Some of the songs were pretty catchy.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
3

Kinda not bad kinda not good

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

I’m pretty sure my mother listen to this album a lot in my youth.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

Good adult contemporary album. The playing is uniformly excellent. The production is excellent; clean, clear, balanced. The songs are OK, the highlight for me is The John Hiatt cover. Not my type of album but the quality is hard to deny. 3 stars

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

3.7 - I remember watching the 1990 Grammy awards with my parents and Bonnie Raitt stealing the night with an impressive live performance and a smattering of victory speeches. This is one of those adult contemporary records that always loomed large in my teenage periphery growing up and I'm glad I can enjoy it now as a proper adult. She sings honestly about growing old on "Nick of Time" from a uniquely female perspective. She's also matured enough to want a "Real Man", which I imagine as an older fella with a potbelly and a salt-and-pepper goatee, wearing relaxed fit blue jeans and white tennis shoes. It's 1000% mom rock but the fluid guitar work, particularly on the rollicking "The Road's My Middle Name", diminishes the cringe factor to a degree that makes it a fun enough listen for this just-turned-middle-aged man.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
3

Bonnie er alltaf kósí. Titillag plötunnar er klassík. Annars engar aðrar bombur, en þetta er ágætt áhlustunar.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

Love Bonnie Raitt, and I'm very glad we got at least one album from her. Hoping there's still room for Luck of the Draw. The title track that opens this album is definitely the strongest on here; I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up. It's a beautiful, mature song about love, not just romantic but familial. And this is actually my first time hearing it, aside from the little snippet that Bon Iver performed with his cover of "I Can't Make You Love Me." Then there's a few more love songs, and then "Real Man," one of the horniest songs I've heard in a minute. That harmonica is absurd. As an album, it's certainly not all up to "Nick of Time" par, but it's very good. She's an excellent musician, making blues I guess, or what I'd call signer-songwriter tinged with country. Good album, give us something great with Luck of the Draw. Favorite tracks: Nick of Time, Love Letter, Real Man, Have a Heart. Album art: Just a classic '80s portrait, it's so wonderfully dated. Bonnie looks like a queen, good for her. Font goes hard. 3.5/5

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Sun Mar 07 2021
2

Country style with 80s production,.. to say it ain’t my thing would be an understatement!

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Wed Oct 14 2020
2

Not my thing but good

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Wed Apr 21 2021
2

Uninspiring

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Thu Feb 25 2021
2

sounds bland

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Fri Nov 20 2020
2

Some famous songs - but generally not my taste

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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

Did not like this at all

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Mon Jan 25 2021
2

Standard 80s album

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Thu Apr 29 2021
2

not for me

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Thu Feb 25 2021
2

No sir, I don't like it

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Thu Feb 25 2021
2

Eh.

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Wed May 26 2021
2

Nearly put me to sleep which is pretty bad considering I was driving. A lack of direction and focus really made it suffer.

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Wed May 26 2021
2

Really layering on the cheese for this one. Favorite tracks: “Thing Called Love” and “The Road’s My Middle Name”

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Thu Jul 15 2021
2

I went in with low expectations. Not terrible but too close to Shania Twain for me.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

Dull soft rock. Found it pretty boring.

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Sun Apr 04 2021
2

Dear god. Like a female Bryan adams where a two year old has written the lyrics. Basic not partically good Americana

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Thu Feb 11 2021
2

Generic Kinda boring for me

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

Bland with an edge

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Sun Apr 11 2021
2

false

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Mon Apr 26 2021
2

A nice blend of 80s pop, blues, and a weird mix of raegae. Bonnie Raitt has a soulful and emotive voice that blends well with her band, when the genre is right. Nothing too complex as far as theme or song structure, but effective none the less.

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Fri May 28 2021
2

A comedown from the other Bonnie Raitt albums I've heard, but they're all terrific so a tough standard to meet. What works so well on those is how woven together the vocals and music are--giving the impression of songs that evolve organically--and how deftly she toes the lines of sentimentality and joyfulness, never in danger of misstepping because her voice is nothing if not convincing. I figure those two effects must be mutually reinforcing because here the interaction between vocals and music is replaced by a reliance on steady pop-friendly backing tracks, with the result that her voice, surely as good as ever, doesn't fluff my pillows in the same way. That damages the convincing factor, meaning that the sentimental ones sometimes slip into schlock and the joyful ones into forced cheer.

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Fri May 28 2021
2

I’m a little stumped figuring out how to rate this. Did I enjoy it? Yes, most of it. It’s how to do romantic songs, and I’m a true sucker for booming 80s drums. I will explore more of her back catalogue (so to speak!!!). Do I think it’s an album I need to have listened to before I die? Well, probably not, frankly. I can’t see what sets it above other similar mid-tempo soft rock of the 80s. It definitely stood out in contrast to the dreck we’ve been served up for the last four days. But not enough for me.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
2

Nick Of Time

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Oh shit. I'm probably really gonna hate this one. I can already tell that this is gonna be VERY outside of my wheelhouse but you know what, this is exactly why I decided to do this. I'm so addicted to knowledge that just being aware of what this person sounds like as well as this album will be good enough for me even if I hate the music. Ok so the first track, the title track, is pretty damn good and exceeded my expectations. It feels genuinely sincere and tasteful, rather than the really boring, predictable, country rock I was expecting. I can fuck with it. Unfortunately the second track pretty much it on some of the things I was afraid of. I'm really just not into most country, blues, and whatever rock music that blends these together. I will say it's not totally cringe inducing beyond the aesthetic choices that I can't vibe with. Again, it really does feel genuine and authentic without trying to achieve some kind of market based outcome utilizing contrived and cliche'd concepts that are simply popular and arbitrarily novel. You can tell she means everything she plays and sings, and even if I'm not on board with the sound I'm hearing I'm completely on board with Bonnie as an artist. She's a good guitarist too. Ok, it's not completely without some cliche's that border on the uncomfortable (Love Letter's lyrics are noticeably less interesting than the opening track), and I've never really been for a lot of the conventions of rock music, which is just throw some good enough lyrics that fit nicely into the music, shut up, and play the damn guitar. There's a lot to respect in this straightforwardness but again that doesn't totally resonate with me and is rarely ever the kind of music that really hits me in my deepest parts (with the exception of maybe AC/DC or something, I dunno). It just goes to show how rock is basically dead. Bonnie seems like the kind of woman I would really like as a person and I can sense it in the music even if there are jarring cultural differences. But so far this album makes me wanna clean my ears out with a Coil album or something. It's definitely the most palatable "conservative" music I've ever heard, for sure.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
2

80s as fuck. She's got a good voice but not for me.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

There are a few songs I thought were ok, the more bluesy ones. The album overall has objectively very talented people playing well, it just didn’t really make me feel anything.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
2

Este sí es de esos discos que no sé que hacen aquí. Ni siquiera es malo, pero simplemente no le veo lo innovador o histórico o especial y me hace pensar que me va a caer peor cuando acabemos la lista y yo sienta que pudo haberle dejado el lugar a otros discos. En fin, soft rock baladoso con toques de country que no hace daño a nadie, pero tampoco impresiona. Quizá su valor está en que reinició prácticamente de cero su carrera porque lo había perdido todo.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
2

Nada innovador, nada memorable, tampoco nada insufrible y me parece buena música de fondo. Tiene momentos lindos de country-soundtrack-de-chickflick pero hasta ahí. Dos estrellas porque realmente no lo sufrí, aunque seguro no lo vuelvo a visitar. Songs: Real Man, I Will Not Be Denied

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Mon Aug 23 2021
2

chill countryish music 2.5

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Wed Sep 01 2021
2

Very pedestrian pop-blues rock/country. Feels like 80's production. I can see why this was a big hit for her. Some of the songs that veer more towards the blues (Real Man for instance) are ok, but generally this is not very interesting to me. Guitars are too clean and too far back in the mix. Personally I'd rather listen to actual Chicago-style blues like Muddy Waters or something with a bit more bite and hard edge. This is kind of watered down blues-style pop.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
2

It's musical, and Bonnie has a great voice, but I found the whole thing pretty uninteresting. Inoffensive background music at best - the kind of thing you might expect to hear being played in the toilets of a chain restaurant.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
2

Well, I love her story of perseverance and overcoming that led to this album. I certainly appreciate her voice and the musicality. I just don't feel that I ever need to listen to this album again. It's not her, it's me.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
2

Just not my thing.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
2

Wasn't a big fan of this album not much to it. Up until "Nobody's Girl" I was pretty bored. That track was great. The others a bit bland. Might have not been in the mood for it. Final track was solid as well.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
2

Nice voice, generic 80s blues pop rock.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
2

Second half was so boring I forgot I was listening to music.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
2

Not what I feel was advertised by yt music's description or the album cover

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Fri Oct 22 2021
2

I don't remember this album and I listened to it like 10 minutes ago

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

Bland, generic 80s tosh but inoffensive and avoids one star

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

Almost a 3, but too generic and bland overall. Great guitar work

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

I didn't mind this at all. Great voice, Nick of Time and The Road's My Middle Name are both very decent songs.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

Boring, but not irritating.

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Wed Nov 17 2021
2

Top Picks: Have a Heart and I Will Not Be Denied It was alright. I'm not normally too big on 80s ballads and unfortunately this was no exception.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
2

Smooth bland MOR.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
2

I was expecting a country album or at least a blues album. What I got was a cheesy soft rock album instead. Whatever the genre, this was a boring, cheesy, greasy, over-produced lump of an album with no consistent through-line and no sense of itself or where it belonged.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

21st December 2021 Listened while pottering about guy's flat in LA! Has it's moments, I prefer the bluesier songs.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
2

I like the 80's vibe this has, but overall I don't really like this kind of music. I enjoyed the title track, though. I can see why people would like this, it's just not for me.

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Sun Jan 02 2022
2

bissl fahrstuhlmusik

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Sun Jan 02 2022
2

Nix für mich. Nur kurz reinghört,m aber das war nix...

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Sun Jan 02 2022
2

Leider echt fad!

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Wed Apr 06 2022
2

Not sure this is going to be my type of music based on the first song, but Bonnie Raitt has a pretty good rep in guitar circles, so hopefully there'll be something for me later. Thing Called Love I think I actually know! It's alright I guess; getting some guitar here, though not sure it's enough to overcome my reservations about genre. Love Letter same as above; this one is a bit more bluesy, and guitary, so it's okay, but fundamentally this is just isn't my type of music. Not sure it's worth going track by track when it's the same thing each time; the bluesier songs are okay but still not quite my deal, and others just aren't my style. Nobody's Girl is alright. The last song also is decent.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
2

Nothing to write home about

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Mon Apr 11 2022
2

Ik weet dat het een un-faire vergelijking is, en dat Bonnie Raitt meer credits verdient, maar voor mij klinkt dit als Shania Twain. Not my cup of tea.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
2

Veel te zoetsappig.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
2

Dat is wel heel braafjes allemaal.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
2

Not my style of music. No drums and no guitar

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Fri Jun 03 2022
2

I had to turn this off halfway because this type of music grates on my nerves. Slick, overproduced pop-country. I'll be generous and give this two stars because I like Raitt's voice and she was obviously a big influence on the likes of Shania Twain.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
2

Well, decent work, but That’s it

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Fri Jul 01 2022
2

Baby Boomer F(ucking)M(iddle of the road) rock. Best Tracks: Nick of Time; Nobody's Girl; The Road's My Middle Name

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Fri Aug 26 2022
2

I guess this record represents the transition from old to new country music, the point where it became bland soft rock slush. The lyrics are not as cringeworthy as contemporary efforts, but the music is very cheesy and over-produced. The late '80s were a pretty lean period for interesting mainstream music, evidently.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
2

Fine, I suppose. Just not my thing.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
2

Boring, repetitive, and perhaps the progenitor of modern country-pop.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
2

Juustoista kantria siirapilla.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
2

No my thing at all

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Wed Nov 23 2022
2

Nick of Time, more like my time was nicked. Nothing against Bonnie, but who thought this album should be on this list? She has some good songs and it had a nice country flair but this list just has a lot of unnecessary albums.

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Mon Nov 28 2022
2

Well, that was boring. 4/10

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