Album Info

July 30, 2002
Country, Country-Pop, Country-Folk, Contemporary Country

Album Review

Kathy Mattea has always teetered on the Nashville edge with her music. On Roses, her 13th studio album, she pushes the envelope, bringing to the forefront the blending of the Scottish/Irish music found in small doses on her last few albums. "That's All the Lumber You Sent," the first track, screams Celtic, as does the instrumental "Isle of Inishmore." But whatever the musical style, brooding and contemplative lyrics accompany all of the tracks. Mattea's warm alto voice comes across opulently in "The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here" and the Kim Richey remake "I'm Alright." This album isn't the country music of the former Grammy-winner and CMA vocalist of the year, but it wins high marks for creative expression and originality.
Maria Konicki Dinoia, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. That's All the Lumber You Sent
  2. They Are the Roses
  3. Guns of Love
  4. Ashes in the Wind
  5. I'm Alright
  6. Till I Turn to You
  7. Come Away With Me
  8. Who We Are
  9. Junkyard
  10. Isle of Inishmore, Pt. 1 [Air]
  11. Isle of Inishmore, Pt. 2 [Jig]
  12. The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here