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Most recent release, If I Could Be (2007)
for the question of what makes Meredith more commercial than Fiona Apple or Sarah McLachlan...hmmmm could it be the word "Bitch" used to draw attention to an average song and get folks all riled up (unbelievable in this day and age that it could still be so naughty to cuss...haha). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comments about live performance:
Predictably, the Horseshoe was packed for what was billed as Meredith's first official gig. I'm not sure I believe that, but it doesn't really matter, the show was really disappointing. I just didn't find Meredith all that exciting at all, and even when she played her single, I was barely roused from my near-slumber I'd been afflicted with since she started playing. The whole time I kept thinking her songs were very formulaic and not that interesting. A free show, it was STILL too expensive for the show I saw, as far as I was concerned. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Blurring the Edges is the only one we've heard
Recommended for fans of pop rock
Meredith Brooks—guitar, lead vocals
Paul Bushnell—bass guitar
Geza X, David Ricketts
I loved the song "Bitch", but Brooks' album was quite flawed especially in the singing and lyrical departments. So perhaps my argument should be that "Meredith Brooks had less of a distinctive influence on music than Fiona Apple". "Bitch", though interesting verbally, lacks focus. And when we compare the intellectual value of Blurring the Edges with that of Tidal, I would give the advantage to Apple if I had to be the ref. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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