Lisa Loeb – No Fairy Tale (429 / Fontana North)

Lisa LoebIf all you remember from Lisa Loeb is her 1994 introspective hit Stay, chances are you’re in for a big surprise if you check out her newest record. Co-produced by New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, he elicits a guitar-heavy playfulness from the singer-songwriter that stays closer to rock than the pop-inspired music she has pursued in the past. While she hasn’t completely abandoned her pop roots, Loeb sounds right at home no matter what musical hat she happens to be wearing.