Fun fact: Lisa Loeb is the only unsigned artist to have a #1 Billboard pop single (“Stay (I Missed You)” from the Reality Bites soundtrack). The singer/songwriter is back with a fun-loving, throwback record, No Fairy Tale and it is her first adult record since 2004’s The Way It Really Is (Loeb released two children’s albums, Camp Lisa in 2008 and Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along in 2011). Co-produced with Chad Gilbert, guitarist and a founding member of rock band New Found Glory, No Fairy Tale is edgier and is laced with more rock-oriented guitar than Loeb’s previous work.
The record is a refreshing, spiced up version of folk-pop rock that starts off with the raucous, guitar-heavy anthem and title track, “No Fairy Tale” and continues similarly onward for the majority of the album. Loeb does not abandon her acoustic roots and ends on a pair of more traditional folk rock songs, “Ami, I’m Sorry” and “The Worst,” that will satisfy any of her original fans.
There are no bad songs on this album and it is another successful indie album for the lovely Lisa Loeb. Check out No Fairy Tale if the mood strikes for a retro 1990’s styled album. It is a fun little ride!
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