Every so often a cd comes around which no words I can formulate in my worm-infested brain that can do it justice. No matter how often I listen to it, no matter how long, nothing comes to mind. That is exactly the case with Emmylou Harris' new cd, "Stumble Into Grace."
It's a fantastic listen. The songs slip by in a dream-like state where one track doesn't stick out more than another. Which can, with many cds, be a bad thing, however, Harris makes it work. It feels like an album that was meant to be, instead of just a collection of songs.
Because nothing sticks out, it's hard, however, to write a review in which I can say anything about the album. If you have heard the music of Emmylou Harris before, you know what you can expect.
If you are unfamiliar with her, Harris creates haunting country music. Her voice is golden, and the music crafted around it compliments it perfectly. If you are a film buff, you will recognize her from her musical contribution and cameo apperance in "O Brother, Where Art Thou." Even if you don't like country music, but are a big fan of beautiful voices, you will find a wonderful addition to your music collection here.
This is the most solid album by her that I have heard. It does everything right and proves, once again, that like a fine wine, certain artists improve with age.