New Music Friday: Threads by Sheryl Crow

Today I don’t have a new song for you, I have a new album. I have never been a huge Sheryl Crow fan. I never really cared for any of her 90s pop rock that was so, well popular. The closest I came to actually really liking one of her songs was “Strong Enough”, but decades of overhearing it has sort of soured me on it too. I’ve marginally liked some of her country music that she’s been doing in the last decade somewhat better, but it’s still been nothing that I’ve ever gone out of my way to listen to and since you can be sure country music radio wasn’t playing any of it I didn’t have much occasion to hear it.

Today, Sheryl Crow’s final album Threads is out and it’s as if she purposefully created it just for me to make sure I wanted to listen to at least one of her albums before she quit making them. To be clear she’s not quitting music. She just said this is her final album because people don’t listen to albums anymore. She’s just going to keep writing music and putting it out when it’s done instead of waiting to compile it for an album.

Threads is 17 songs in which she collaborates with other artists, and it’s like she said who are all of Danielle’s favorite artists. Let me do a song with them. Seriously just look at this (incomplete) list: Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Lucius, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton. So congratulations Sheryl Crow you finally got me.

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