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Bonnie Raitt – Nick of Time (1989)

May 22, 2012

[Album 53/1001]

The middle of the road.  Parents go to great lengths explaining to children that the middle of the street is a dangerous place, a place one does not dwell.

Curiously, the term has the opposite meaning in music.  Middle of the road = safe, accessible music, consumed by the masses.

Though indie groups fear being labeled as such, the mainstream tag suits others just fine.  Bonnie Raitt’s 1989 release is a prime example.

Her mix of pop/blues/country rock is as enjoyable on listen #1 as it is the 5th time through.  Thing Called Love is probably the strongest offering, though none of the songs feel like they’d be particularly polarizing. 

It’s easy to see the appeal of Nick of Time; also not terribly surprising to see Bonnie rewarded with a few Grammys for her efforts here.

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From → 1980s

One Comment
  1. I don’t know about the other songs on this album but Nick of Time is a GOOD song. I just think it’s really touching.

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