The Way It Really Is The bespectacled singer's latest, The Way It Really Is , starts off promisingly with "Window Shopping," an invitation to try on a relationship like a… The Way It Really Is The bespectacled singer's latest, The Way It Really Is , starts off promisingly with "Window Shopping," an invitation to try on a relationship like a… 2004-08-10 Lisa Loeb
Music Review

The Way It Really Is (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 10, 2004; Lead Performance: Lisa Loeb

The bespectacled singer's latest, The Way It Really Is, starts off promisingly with ''Window Shopping,'' an invitation to try on a relationship like a pair of Jimmy Choos: ''Take me home/The tags are on/It's still a loan.'' It's deadpan clever in a Liz Phair way. Lisa Loeb tries on different metaphors elsewhere, like rubbernecking a romance wreck in ''Accident.'' Her writing is stronger than ever, and the material is curiously light on its feet.

Originally posted Aug 13, 2004 Published in issue #778 Aug 13, 2004 Order article reprints
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