Sheryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
New Year’s Resolution #8: Have Some Fun
The Weezer Paradox.
A quick google search did not immediately reveal any direct matches, so there is a slim chance this is an original idea. The Weezer Paradox occurs when an artist reaches peak maturity with his/her/their rookie release.
Sheryl Crow appears to be in the same boat.
Despite the smash hit “All I Wanna Do” suggesting (lyrically and musically) that some fun was what Sheryl was interested in having, the single was unrepresentative of the rest of the record.
While later records would include sunnier hits, Tuesday Night Music Club contains her finest work. The opening triple salvo, concluding with her career-peak of Strong Enough, is particularly memorable.
Impressive for an artist to emerge with such poise and such durable songs on album #1.
Sort of like another group from the mid-90s, whose timeless debut ‘blue’ album belied their industry inexperience. No need to dwell on more recent ‘efforts.’