5.0 out of 5 stars BEST Sherrie cd!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cd. This is one of those rare cds that I actually listen to from beginning to end. I don't have favorites on the cd. They're all good. If I had to choose only a few to highlight from the cd, I would say that "Followin' a feelin'", "Jolene", & "In our own sweet time" are the three best. She may be petite, but no one...
Published on July 19 2004
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as Good as Words
I was disappointed in this most recent album of Ms. Austin. Her material is becoming more pop than country and her voice is sweet but not outstanding. Jolene is one of the best songs on the album in my opinion, however. I would not rank this album with recent efforts of Sara Evans, Trisha Yearwood, etc.
Published on April 2 2001
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST Sherrie cd!!!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cd. This is one of those rare cds that I actually listen to from beginning to end. I don't have favorites on the cd. They're all good. If I had to choose only a few to highlight from the cd, I would say that "Followin' a feelin'", "Jolene", & "In our own sweet time" are the three best. She may be petite, but no one can deny that she's got one powerful voice, especially after you listen to "Jolene". I HIGHLY recommend this cd as well as "Love in the Real World"
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST FEMALE CD OF THE MILLINEUM,
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)Sherrie Austin is without question the BEST female singer in country music today. And once again, she proves it. There are a number of 10/10 on this CD: The best is "My Brilliant Mistake", but "Back Where I Belong", The title track, and "In The Meantime" are also flawless songs. "Jolene" is a song I always have detested, it did not matter if it was Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, or the worst of all: Olivia Newton-John, I dislike the lyrics. Sherrie, managed to get me to at least tolerate the song. This is a must have CD, simply put the best CD of the millineum.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another TOP Country CD!,
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)Sherrie once again proves that she may be the only country artist to have a handle on good authentic modern country music that isn't boring!
This CD is easy to listen to from beginning to end.At first listen it sounds like an old favorite which is great.
Song highlights include the emotional Love Melts Even The Coldest Hearts,the very witty Somethin Missin In The Kissin and My Brilliant Mistake which is a tune you'll play over and over.
4.0 out of 5 stars Followin' a Sherrie Austin feelin',
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)Followin' A Feelin' continues Sherrie Austin's special brand of country/light-rock fusion, squeezed into ambrosia and and coating one's throat, leaving one refreshed. I've gone for a second cup of Sherrie's ambrosia feeling that way.
The title track shows she hasn't lost her touch in singing a catchy tune. That is followed by her cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene." I haven't heard the original so I can't compare the two, but she sings it with her usual aplomb.
The forlorn "Goin', Goin', Gone," with its fiddle, leans towards but never crosses the border to a traditional country sound. Another ballad along the same vein is the singleworthy "Love Melts Even The Coldest Hearts." The song title is self-explanatory.
In the jazzy "Somethin' Missin' In The Kissin'" there are two motifs in play here: the "no X in the Y" motif as well as the apostrophe game. I mean look at the title--somethin', missin', kissin', wooin'... And as for the other, "oohin' in the wooin'" is my favorite. Not to mention, "no cherry in the pie," or "no butter on the biscuit." Huh, I thought the cherry in the pie was Sherrie. However, on "no chicken in the oven" and "no beef in the stew"--that's actually good--come on, girl, vegetarianism is cool."
One song of romantic dreams being shot down by the arrows of reality. One is "In The Meantime," of a ballerina-wannabe and and aspiring major league star. What can intercept those dreams and crumple them in life's wastebasket? I'll let the chorus answer: "Make the coffee, read the paper/Late for work, dreams will wait 'til later/Get the bills paid, buy the groceries/Take time to stop and smell the roses" To quote the title of a movie, reality bites!
"In Our Own Sweet Time" has got a rollicking lead guitar and a chorus sung in Sherrie's higher sweeter register. It puts anything by Sheryl Crow to shame. Equally catchy and upbeat is "Back Where I Belong," which could also have fit on Love In The Real World.
"Time, Love & Money" shows the down side of living a materialistic, greedy-oriented life. There's one line in there that connected with me: "On Sunday we kneel down and pray/Oh please forgive our selfish ways/Come Monday we're back in the race." That's the reason I stopped believing in God, back in 1983. What was the point in people being neighbourly one day of the week and cheating and backstabbing their fellow people the other six days of the week? As for the rest of the song, there's nothing wrong with wanting more time and love, especially when one uses those two for a dear one, but when it comes to more money, that's where the phrase, "that depends" comes in. For example, having more money and still wanting more for personal greed--that's totally wacko, jacko.
Oh, by the way, it took me a while, but anyone who's confused to what BGV's are after each song credit, it means background vocals.
The songs are less abstract as they were in Love In The Real World, but her pleasant honeyed voice is what makes this album more than just a good followup. Keep on singin', Sherrie, I'll keep buyin'.
4.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular, Sensational, Downright Super!,
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)2001 was a rather uneven and unpredictable year for country music, and one of the finest of last year has been miserably ignored to the favoured headliners like Dolly Parton (whom I have absolutely nothing against) or Garth Brooks. Meanwhile, this incredibly talented young Aussie is virtually unheard of.
From the start, the album sounds traditional with the title track "Followin' A Feelin'," which is one of the better tracks. From there, "Jolene," (5/5) with it's rocky sound and addictive lyrics and tune sweeps the listener away. The track after that is sweet and slow, but nothing special. (3/5) My second favorite of the album, "Something Missin' in the Kissin'" is absolutely brilliant, both gorgeously written and sung with emotion and spunk. 5/5
"In the Meantime" is the real gem of the album. It shows that a person's dreams and what really happens are quite different, but not always bad. (Make the coffee /read the paper/ late for work/ dream'll wait 'til later/ no time to stop and smell the roses) It's absolutely great! 5/5
"In Our Own Sweet Time" is another of those great rock-edged country songs. Don't plan on a whiny banjo- this is beautiful Sheryl Crow-esque sounding country music. 4/5
"Love Melts Even the Coldest Hearts" is notably poetic, but a little slow for my tastes. 3/5
"Back Where I Belong" is written to be spunky and sentimental- and Sherrié does a darn good job with it! The vocals are strong and the writing is better. 4/5
"My Brilliant Mistake" and "Time, Love, Money" are both great songs that would be easy to relate to, but neither is a great way to end the album.
All in all, it's a must-have.. one of my favorite country CDs!
5.0 out of 5 stars Country Radio....This is your wake up call!,
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)It is such a mistake of country radio stations to not play Sherrie Austin. She has such wonderful songs! She has the look, the voice and all of the talent country music listeners want. Why do you hide her on the shelf? Mistake, big mistake.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Short of Brilliant,
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)Sherrie has once again released a brilliant cd, and by no mistake. From her remake of "Jolene" to her new single "In The Meantime" this cd is one of the best CD'd I have ever listened to. Sherrie is one of the most under-rated singer/songwritters in Nashville today. Let's not keep her a secret for to long here!
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Shake the Shock,
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)Tick tick boom! This album hit me like a thud to your chest, know what I'm sayin? Ever song Makes you back up smack up Straight up. Especialy number 5. Whoopdy whoop.
5.0 out of 5 stars This cd is her best,
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)I give this album a five star. Sherrie really spent alot of time on this and it show's for it. Tp me it's the best one out of all three..Every song is amzing and can get enough of it. This cd actually is awesome...Sherrie did a very good job and am happy to have this album because I could never get tired of it...Sherrie great job....Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars "Followin' a Feelin'",
By A Customer
This review is from: Followin A Feelin (Audio CD)"Followin' A Feelin'" is the newest, freshest album to come out of Nashville since Austin's last album, "Love in the Real World". Since Austin created her own label, she's freed from the restrictions other country artists have on their music, and is allowed to explore and experiment with her music. The result is "Followin' a Feelin'". It's songs are mainly up-tempo, "toe-tapping" songs that make you want to turn them up and sing along. The only exceptions are the sad, but not sappy, "Goin' Goin' Gone" and "Love Melts Even the Coldest Hearts". Austin delivers those songs without making them the stereotyped country "i'm-all-alone-and-no-one-loves-me" songs that they could have been. As a plus, Austin wrote all of the songs on her album but one (Dolly Parton's "Jolene", which Austin revived into an intense piece of art), making her album flow together as an album and not 10 songs slapped together. "Followin' a Feelin'" is an album everyone should have, as it stands out above the other "Nashville made" albums out today.
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Followin A Feelin by Sherrie Austin (Audio CD - 2001)
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