Musically, Getting Somewhere sees Allison Moorer continuing to flirt with rock, but also refining her country roots. While The Duel was notable for its forays into blues-rock, Getting Somewhere features several songs crafted in the mold of classic pop, the kind made by the Byrds, Tom Petty, and the Pretenders - heavy on melody and hooks.
If it';s Just for Today, for instance, is an unabashed love song that combines jangly guitar riffs with a chorus reminiscent of Spector's girl groups. You'll Never Know is a slow acoustic song that also features a pop melody echoed by the lead guitar. Unfortunately, these are exactly the kind of songs pop radio won't play, because solid craftsmanship isn't trendy.
Getting Somewhere is the most courageous album she could make at this point in her life, an unflinching study of growing up and gaining some perspective. Produced by Steve Earle ~ Full Review at Pop Matters
- Work to Do
- You'll Never Know
- New Years Day
- How She Does It
- Where You Are
- Take It So Hard
- If It's Just for Today
- Getting Somewhere
Getting Somewhere - Allison Moorer
- Artist: Moorer, Allison
- Product Code: 015891401225
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