Entertainment Weekly - 5/7/93, p.59
"...At her best, she uses her voice to give her feminist country music an authority enhanced by middle-aged rue; at her weakest, she succumbs to schlock and self-pity..." - Rating: B
Personnel: K.T. Oslin (vocals), Michael Landau (guitar), Tommy Morgan (harmonica), Brandon Fields, Dan Higgins, Kim Hutchcroft (saxophones), Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpets), Randy Kerber (piano, Fender/Rhodes, synthesizer), Benmont Tench (Hammond B-3 organ), Glen Ballard (piano, synthesizer, Fender/Rhodes, percussion, programming), Randy Goodrum (synthesizer), Jimmy Johnson (bass), John Robinson, Owen Hale (drums), Paulinho Da Costa (percussion), Maxie Anderson, Edie Lehmann, Arnold McCuller (background vocals).
Producers: Harold Shedd, Joe Scaife, Jim Cotton, Glen Ballard.
Engineers: Joe Scaife, Jim Cotton, Francis Buckley.
Recorded at The Music Mill, Nashville, Tennessee; Studio Ultimo and Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California
All songs written or co-written by K.T. Oslin, except "Get Back In The Saddle" (Walt Aldridge/James Hooker).
You'll find K.T. Oslin in the country section, but don't be fooled. This music is to country as Kenny G is to jazz -- a slicker, poppier variation on a familiar formula. And Kenny G's example to the contrary notwithstanding, there's nothing necessarily wrong with that. Oslin's reedy alto doesn't have much of that mountain twang to it (her singing owes much more to Phoebe Snow than to Loretta Lynn, whether she knows it or not) and you're not going to hear any tearjerking steel guitar on this collection. But you will certainly hear lots of snappy pop music with good melodies and slick production. Country radio listeners will recognize staples like "Hold Me" and "80s Ladies," but if no one told you that "You Can't Do That" was a country song, you'd never guess. And who cares? This is great pop music, no matter what bin you find it in. ~ Rick Anderson