The Metropolitan Hotel (2005) Frustratingly inconsistent, Metropolitan Hotel squanders this songbird's Martina McBride-esque potential. Wright is endearing on such piano ballads as "Between a Mother and a Child," which… 2005-02-22 Chely Wright Country
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The Metropolitan Hotel (2005)

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Chely Wright; Genre: Country

Frustratingly inconsistent, Metropolitan Hotel squanders this songbird's Martina McBride-esque potential. Wright is endearing on such piano ballads as ''Between a Mother and a Child,'' which sets a guilt-trippin' mama straight. But too often, her sincerity crosses over into cloying earnestness. Even in the metaphor-loving world of country music, there aren't many singers who could redeem lines like ''I feel like I did all the fixin' him up/But you moved into our house of love.''

Originally posted Feb 21, 2005 Published in issue #808 Feb 25, 2005 Order article reprints