Picks and Pans Review: One Moment More

UPDATED 03/01/2004 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/01/2004 at 01:00 AM EST

Mindy Smith


Waify, wispy and whiney, country-folk newcomer Mindy Smith, 31, is too prone to self-pity. The Long Island native's first disc, for which she wrote 11 of 12 songs, is a litany of woe. She's "so broken I didn't notice" on "Raggedy Ann." She was "born at the bottom" on "Fighting for It All." And she's "blind-sided and deceived and chained to the floor" on "Angel Doves." At least Smith employs some talented backup musicians, like guitarist Will Kimbrough, and wisely includes her "Jolene" duet with Dolly Parton, which appeared on last year's Parton tribute disc Just Because I'm a Woman. However, not even Parton's artistry can relieve Smith's tiresome tone.


Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters