time*sex*love* (2001) As always, Carpenter has an expert way with ballads of betrayal or obsession ("I'll be a slave to the beauty, but not to the truth"… 2001-05-29 Mary Chapin Carpenter
Music Review

time*sex*love* (2001)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: May 29, 2001; Lead Performance: Mary Chapin Carpenter

As always, Carpenter has an expert way with ballads of betrayal or obsession (''I'll be a slave to the beauty, but not to the truth'' being a terrific example of psychological incorrectness). But, perhaps sensing this lovelorn ennui can be a collective drag, she tosses in less accomplished, more upbeat material like ''Maybe World,'' full of self-help bromides banal enough to send you deeper into a midlife funk. Worst is the peppy ''This Is Me Leaving You,'' a transparent remake of ''He Thinks He'll Keep Her.'' Stick with her slow, depressing stuff, and bring your Zoloft.

Originally posted Jun 01, 2001 Published in issue #598 Jun 01, 2001 Order article reprints