Mikael Wood
September 05, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Little Wild One

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Joan Osborne
genre
Pop

We gave it a B

Thirteen years after her brush with radio-hit ubiquity, this bluesy-voiced New Yorker is asking questions somewhat less philosophical than ”What if God was one of us?” ”I’ll be your heaven/Oh, can’t you feel it?” she moans sensually on the title track of her latest disc Little Wild One, an earthy soul-rock set that redeems Joan Osborne’s occasionally mushy songwriting with full-blooded singing and deep roots-music grooves. Her subject is life in NYC, but her longing roams free. B
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to tracks from Little Wild One on the musician’s website — (click on the Jukebox tab!)

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