Sweet and Wild (2010) Sweet and Wild is Jewel's second album in her cowgirl guise, following her '90s sensitive-folkie phase and her unfortunate turn as a dance-pop diva. The… 2010-06-08 Jewel Country
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Sweet and Wild (2010)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 08, 2010; Lead Performance: Jewel; Genre: Country

Sweet and Wild is Jewel's second album in her cowgirl guise, following her '90s sensitive-folkie phase and her unfortunate turn as a dance-pop diva. The pedal steel and fiddle sound like add-ons designed to get her played on country radio, and a few of the melodies could've been hijacked from a Nashville jingles factory. But there's some moving midlife melancholy beneath the surface, especially on the startling ''Fading.'' B–

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Originally posted Jun 08, 2010 Published in issue #1107 Jun 18, 2010 Order article reprints