5 Songs, 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alter Egos is an unconventional covers album, with alternate takes on tracks that the breezy singer/songwriter released just the previous year. But for a short, sweet collection, it packs ample star power—each new version features a different guest performer. “Whole Lot of Heart” begins with spare, stately chords, then shifts tone into a brighter register, opening up with seraphic harmonies courtesy of Tegan and Sara; Sara Bareilles adds depth to “Miss America,” a salute to going against the grain.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Alter Egos is an unconventional covers album, with alternate takes on tracks that the breezy singer/songwriter released just the previous year. But for a short, sweet collection, it packs ample star power—each new version features a different guest performer. “Whole Lot of Heart” begins with spare, stately chords, then shifts tone into a brighter register, opening up with seraphic harmonies courtesy of Tegan and Sara; Sara Bareilles adds depth to “Miss America,” a salute to going against the grain.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

IngridFanIngridFan😁 ,

So pumped for another Sara Bareilles collab

Okay, so I was a little skeptical at first. I'm usually not one to like re created songs, but I saw all the amazing artists Ingrid is working with and had to buy (because I'm also a major Sara Bareilles fan). I have not been disappointed!

simpleandclean ,

Disappointed

At her best, Ingrid Michaelson is amazing and one of a kind. Unfortunately the two tracks available for listening here don't sound like Ingrid - they sound too generic. While I admire and enjoy the talents of Sara Bareilles as well as Ingrid, the accoustic version of "Miss America" (the regular version of which is available on Ingrid's last album and is the polar opposite of the accoustic version when it comes to quality as a whole) simply plods along. The lyrical content and vocal performances are not strong enough by themselves to make the accoustic version really memorable - it sounds like an amateur singer/songwriter doing a cover on open mic night - which is truly a shame since the original is so enjoyable. As for "Celebrate" with AJR - maybe Ingrid and the group could put together something great, but this is not. It feels like all of AJR's songs put together and then boiled down to a basic template - something that might be appropriate as anonymous filler for one of their albums - it's difficult to feel any real presence from Ingrid at all. The other songs are not available for listening, but if these two tracks are any indicator this is a completely superfluous and unnecessary release. I look forward to Ingrid's next album when she's back by herself doing what she does best - being herself proud, honest and center stage - not sharing her stage with others in unsuccessful experiments and getting lost in the mix.

Rubydkb ,

A new level of perfection!

Track 4 with Sara Bareilles... all of them are just perfection. Thanks

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