Better Than Home

Album Review of Better Than Home by Beth Hart.

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Better Than Home

Beth Hart

Better Than Home by Beth Hart

Release Date: Apr 21, 2015
Record label: Provogue Music Productions
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, American Trad Rock

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Better Than Home - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Separating from producer Kevin Shirley for the first time in three records, Beth Hart chose to work with Rob Mathes and Michael Stevens for 2015's Better Than Home. A change in producers helped Hart change direction, letting her depart from the down-and-dirty blues belting she specialized in throughout her time with Shirley, reconnecting slightly to her singer/songwriter beginning while emphasizing deep soul roots. Despite opening with the tight Memphis groove of "Might as Well Smile," most of the album is grandly introspective -- majestic brooding ballads with a clear debt to early Elton John.

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PopMatters - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Beth Hart has made quite a name for herself in the 15 years since her single “LA Song (Out of This Town)” gained her an international following and garnered her placement on an episode of Beverly Hills 90210. With several songs topping the blues charts, collaborations with assorted superstars, and various Grammy nominations to her credit, Hart’s success seemed assured. From the beginning, Hart seemed to have it all—an uncanny ability to write hit songs, a major label affiliation, lengthy tour itineraries, and plenty of positive publicity.

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Classic Rock Magazine - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Hart wears her heart on her sleeve. After a lifetime of amazing opportunities dashed by personal turmoil, Better Than Home finds Beth Hart on an even keel and in a confessional frame of mind, with family at the forefront of her thoughts.. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads.

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