Artist: Faith Hill

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Album:Breathe

Breathe

Faith Hill

From the suggestive series of photos in the CD’s packaging to the aerobicized dance-floor workouts within, Faith Hill refuses to concede an inch of crossover dominance to Shania Twain. Except for a seductive duet with husband Tim McGraw on “Let’s Make Love” and an occasional pinch of fiddle or steel guitar, there’s little here to characterize Hill as a country artist. As pop, the results range from pretty (“Breathe,” “Love Is a Sweet Thing”) to pretty slight (“I Got My Baby,” “If My Heart Had Wings”) to borderline inane (“Bringing Out the Elvis,” the voyeuristic…

Album:Fireflies

Fireflies

Faith Hill

It’s hard to imagine a more schizophrenic album than Fireflies, but Faith Hill, the comely pride of Star, Mississippi, had a lot of different factions to please. There’s the country set, furious about the L.A. excess of 2002’s Cry, as ravaged a pop album as ever made. Then there’s the club set, which actually mistook Cry for music, and wanted more. Finally, there’s Hill herself, still bruised from the critical drubbing the last album got, and obviously feeling the need to prove herself anew, going brunette to show her transformation. The bad…

Album:Cry

Cry

Faith Hill

Faith Hill finally owns up to what we knew all along. She may be from deep-dish Mississippi, but she isn’t a country singer, and never has been. This babe’s a diva now. And, as she says in her best Diana Ross voice on “Free,” “There ain’t nothin’ I can do about it.” But what she could exercise some control over, as the coproducer of her fifth studio album, is the quality and style of her particular brand of über-pop, which on Cry considerably ratchets up the noise factor from 1999’s Breathe. The songs, many written by tunesmiths long working…

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