This offering by 40-year-old Sheryl Crow is the weakest of her studio albums, musically, but it’s a refreshing pop album that can be enjoyed from start to finish. Seemingly abandoning the garage band grittiness of her first three albums, this record has a pure pop sound. Many guest vocals are present, including Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Nicks, Gwyneth Paltrow and Natalie Maines. The guests compliment their respective tracks and Sheryl wisely decided not to give any of them any solo time. Their contributions are backing vocals only, and to great effect. Consider track 10, Abilene, featuring Natalie Maines on backing vocals. Natalie is from Texas, she sounds like a Texan, and she assists with a song about Texas. It works. Paltrow contributes to the soulful It’s Only Love, while Kravitz helps belt the loud, sarcastic lyrics of You’re An Original. Fittingly, Nicks assists with the title track, a tune about heartbreak. With C’Mon C’Mon, Sheryl is having fun, and you will too.
Recommended: *** out of 4 stars.