ROLLING STONE #492
This is a tough one- I feel like it is very easy to tune out while listening to an album like this, with its laidback vibe and its unvaried production throughout. However, when I actually tried to focus on the music and listen to what Bonnie has to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It definitely grew on me by the second listen. Bonnie's vocal performance is great- strong and assertive at times, cute and mellow at other times. The hooks on some of these songs are really nice and the blues guitar work is pretty dope throughout. Some great lines on this as well like "I ain't no porcupine" and "I don't need a man with a monkey on his back". There is a healthy serving of tracks on here, though, where it just sounds pretty bland and very derivative of the same sound. Would've liked a lot more variation. Overall, this is not an album I see myself coming back to often, but still a nice blues-rock listen nonetheless.