Baby Blue Lord performs assertive power-pop melodies on her new album, but she sings them in a voice so airy and indifferent, it takes away their punch.… Baby Blue Lord performs assertive power-pop melodies on her new album, but she sings them in a voice so airy and indifferent, it takes away their punch.… 2004-03-09 Mary Lou Lord
Music Review

Baby Blue (2004)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Mar 09, 2004; Lead Performance: Mary Lou Lord

Lord performs assertive power-pop melodies on her new album, but she sings them in a voice so airy and indifferent, it takes away their punch. While vocals as frail as hers can communicate vulnerability or a coquettish charm, she lacks the expressiveness to bring off either, especially in her cover of the title song by Badfinger, which ends up sounding power-pooped.

Originally posted Mar 12, 2004 Published in issue #755 Mar 12, 2004 Order article reprints