Album: Sheryl Crow, 100 Miles from Memphis (A&M)
Sunday 18 July 2010
Crow's most recent foray into the spotlight came not with a hit record, but with her pronouncement that we ought to use just one sheet of toilet paper per visit.
In an attempt to take our minds off the fragrant implications of this, she's brought out an album in which she ventures down the retro-soul path. It opens with a number that nicks the intro from Sam & Dave's "Soul Man", and is dotted with straight-up covers, including Terence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name". You'd need more than one sheet of Andrex to mop up the results.
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in Camden
- 2 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 3 George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
- 4 Headaches, fry ups, and hair of the dog - why do we get hangovers, and is there such thing as a 'cure'?
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly