Shine

Album Review of Shine by Martina McBride.

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Shine

Martina McBride

Shine by Martina McBride

Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
Record label: RCA
Genre(s): Country

57 Music Critic Score
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Shine - Average, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Shine is Martina McBride's first recording in two years, following up her successful album Waking Up Laughing. While the previous album was entirely self-produced -- a rare reward in Nashville, but one McBride earned with a string of platinum selling recordings -- on this set she is listed as a co-producer with the veteran Dan Huff. As is customary, husband John recorded and engineered the set.

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Entertainment Weekly - 65
Based on rating B-
65

Working with Nashville hitmaker Dann Huff, this good-time country gal lays on the mid-’80s soft-rock cheese a bit thick on Shine: ”I Just Call You Mine” could be a lady’s take on John Waite’s ”Missing You.” She fares better when she strips down, as in ”I’m Trying,” a gorgeous chamber-folk weeper. B? Download This: Listen to songs from the new album on the singer’s MySpace See all current music reviews from EW .

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Paste Magazine - 36
Based on rating 3.6/10
36

Country star’s latest hardly shines.

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