Review: Mary Chapin Carpenter, “It Must Have Happened”

Mary Chapin Carpenter, “It Must Have Happened”

What the hell? Chapin signs with a folk-oriented indie label and puts out her most aggressive single in years? I’m shocked. I was ready to be put to sleep by a lifeless ballad, and “It Must Have Happened” is a throwback to her earliest Columbia hits, all spitfire, hot lead guitar and bitter lyrics.

Chapin sounds absolutely rejuvenated. Welcome back.

Grade: A-

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3 Responses to Review: Mary Chapin Carpenter, “It Must Have Happened”

  1. Pingback: New Release: Mary Chapin Carpenter, “The Calling” « Country Universe

  2. JordanNo Gravatar

    I Love, Love, Love the new cd. This has to be her best record since maybe stones in the road. It Must have Happened is a rockin’ great song that should be played on the radio, I don’t see it happening though. On With the song should be the next single, though that would probably get even less air play. I give it: A+

  3. Hard TimesNo Gravatar

    I can’t read the review because I can’t get rid of the Ford ad covering it.

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