There’s something about LadyLuck, Maria Taylor’s third solo album, that makes you think she’s trying to go more mainstream. Maybe it’s the cover art: scrubbed up and featuring a close shot of Taylor’s face, the title written in a girly cursive and adorned with flowers. It looks like it’d be right at home on the rack at Starbucks. Compared to Taylor as beautiful hippie recording artist on the cover of Lynn Teeter Flower, or 11:11’s cover, which didn’t even feature her likeness, the difference is noticeable. Ten years ago, this could have been Jewel’s new album cover.
On first listen, the songs don’t seem to have changed any, so maybe we should just blame the art director.
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