it's a blessed mess and not a hot mess, but Bless This Mess continues the descent I noted previously on Heavy Light. there are still hooks galore and some major songs in "Futures Bet" and "So Typically Now", but the second half of the album simply dwindles away, with the exception of "St. James Way", a song confusingly out of character for her musically. sometimes you need energy and ideas. I think she still has the energy, but one wonders where the ideas are coming from. I still like it quite a bit but I want another In a Poem Unlimited. maybe that's too much to ask for now.