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Wed, 04 Apr 2007

Better / Amy Loftus
Better According to the liner notes on her website, Better was recorded live. Well, of course it was. I mean, what's the alternative? But no, it doesn't simply mean she and the musicians were there, and breathing, at the time the recording was made. It's a promise that what we're hearing is just what they recorded. Kind of like those "filmed in front of a studio audience" sitcoms, but with less of a safety net. And no laugh track to tell us how we're supposed to feel.

Which gives the performances on Better a little more immediacy, a lack of filtration. Could've been a disaster. Heck, we only have her word that it wasn't, that what we're getting really is the original, unadulterated performance. I'm just cynical to acknowledge the possibility I'm being flimflammed, even as I don't believe it for a second. Besides, with country-tinged pop this sweet, does it really matter? (Only to the degree it lets me use a word like "flimflammed". That was worth the whole digression.)

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