B.A.B.Y.: The Best of Rachel Sweet
Download links and information about B.A.B.Y.: The Best of Rachel Sweet by Rachel Sweet. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:02:18 minutes.
|Genre:||Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative|
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|3.||Who Does Lisa Like?||3:02|
|4.||Baby Let's Play House||2:01|
|5.||I Go To Pieces||2:43|
|7.||Stranger In the House||4:06|
|12.||Pin a Medal On Mary||3:14|
|14.||Take Good Care of Me||2:49|
It's very easy to remember Rachel Sweet as little more than a juvenile novelty within the Stiff Records canon, one more in a long line of headline-grabbing oddities who vanished from the radar around the same time as people stopped caring what the label itself was up to. To do so, however, serves up a dreadful injustice, to Sweet of course, but also to anyone who actually sits down to listen to Sweet's Stiff Records output and discovers there a treasure trove of excellence. Her Fool Around debut album, in particular, was a masterpiece, a country-new wave hybrid a decade ahead of its time, and littered with some sensational performances — "Who Does Lisa Like" is only the most obvious, the almost shockingly mature "Wildwood Saloon" only the most surprising. Of course there were a few obligatory bubblegum boppers in there, but when the novelty factor gets too grating, it's the songs ("Cuckoo Clock," "Girl with a Synthesizer") that jar, not the singer. Sweet's second album, Protect the Innocent, was less enthralling, although a lovely cover of the Velvet Underground's "New Age" and a strange take on the Damned's "New Rose" both thrill, while Sweet also unleashed a positively beautiful take on the oldie "I Go to Pieces." All of which lines B.A.B.Y. up as an excellent collection, and a fitting tribute to a singer who should never have been allowed to fade away as she did. At her best, she really was one of the best.