Easy (Kelly Willis album)

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Easy
KellyWillisEasy.jpg
Studio album by Kelly Willis
Released 2002
Genre Country
Label Rykodisc
Producer Kelly Willis and Gary Paczosa
Kelly Willis chronology
What I Deserve
(1999)
Easy
(2002)
Translated from Love
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Austin Chronicle3/4 stars[2]
BBC Musicfavorable[3]
Exclaim!favorable[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
The Village Voice(choice cut)[6]

Easy is the fifth album by Kelly Willis. It was released on Rykodisc in 2002. The album went to number 29 on Top Country Albums.

Critical reception[edit]

Soon after Easy was released, NPR's Meredith Ochs said that Willis "has found her true style" on the album.[7] Richard Harrington, a music critic for the Washington Post, ranked Easy as his 9th favorite album of 2002, writing that "Willis's originals, including the hurtin' anthems "If I Left You" and "Easy (As Falling Apart)," are among her best yet."[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If I Left You" (Kelly Willis) – 3:09
  2. "Easy (as Falling Apart)" (Willis) – 4:12
  3. "What Did You Think" (Bruce Robison) – 3:34
  4. "You Can't Take It with You" (Paul Kelly) – 3:03
  5. "Getting to Me" (Willis, Gary Louris) – 4:32
  6. "Don't Come the Cowboy with Me Sonny Jim!" (Kirsty MacColl) – 3:57
  7. "Wait Until Dark" (Willis, John Leventhal) – 3:41
  8. "Find Another Fool" (Marcia Ball) – 3:14
  9. "Not What I Had in Mind" (Willis) – 4:07
  10. "Reason to Believe" (Willis) – 3:17

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 29
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 17
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCartney, Kelly. "Easy - Kelly Willis". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  2. ^ Caligiuri, Jim (2002-08-23). "Kelly Willis Reviewed". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  3. ^ Jones, Chris (2002). "Review of Kelly Willis - Easy". BBC Music. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  4. ^ Keast, James (2002-09-01). "Kelly Willis Easy". Exclaim!. 
  5. ^ Blachill, Pat (2002-07-30). "Kelly Willis: Easy". Rolling Stone. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (2002-12-31). "Don't Call It a Comeback". The Village Voice. 
  7. ^ "Kelly Willis, Learning that 'Easy' Isn't Always". NPR. 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  8. ^ Harrington, Richard (2002-12-27). "Richard Harrington's Top 10". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-02-11.