0807. Tracy Chapman
One of my favourites since the get go, Tracy Chapman's eponymous debut is about dreams, hope, love …and despair.
The only two things that marrs this is the production on some tracks (why the Hell did they make a reggae-track out of She's Got Her Ticket?) and the naïve lyrics on others (Why?), but it's made up for in full by songs like Talkin' About A Revolution and the escapist Fast Car.
Behind The Wall is just horrible. Not the song, cause the acapella lyrics are fantastic. But the content is just so real, it happens every day and it doesn't seem to stop.
An album that should have been just Chapman and sparse instrumentation is, while a bit taken down by an overly enthusiastic producer, still just fantastic.