Mann, Lisa / Hard Times, Bad Decisions
Album: Hard Times, Bad Decisions   Collection:Blues
Artist:Mann, Lisa   Added:Nov 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-11-09 Pull Date: 2017-01-11 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Dec 18 Nov 20
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 12, 2016: Everything A to Z week 70
Ain't Nunna Yo Bizness
3. Nov 14, 2016: Everything A to Z week 67
I Go Zoom
2. Nov 15, 2016: Waste FM
Two Halves Of One Broken Heart

Album Review
Katie Kramon
Reviewed 2016-11-08
Lisa Mann’s Hard Times, Bad Decisions
Reviewed by KKray
This album is fun and has great vocals. All of the songs tell a story. It has a feminist, don’t-mess-with-this-gal spice going on. A lot of songs about love--past, present, painful, and uplifting. Interesting mix of country, and old school pop. FCC (song 5, Doghouse)

(4:31) *Emotive vocals, a ballad of regret and repentance with an old school flare. Drags on a little long, but the lyrics are well done and so are the instrumentals.
(4:12) **Duet, both singers with very strong and emotive voices. Slow and melancholy. Classic couple duo looking back at their relationship together. Some good lyrics in there.
(3:50) ***This one flows a little more quickly and is much more upbeat. Some neat keyboard intermittently. Soulful feel, with Mann’s voice and some backup singers.
(4:17) **Sounds old school, almost with a Walking on Sunshine feel. Upbeat, a lot of boom and ooh-ahing.
(3:16) ***FCC (took his ASS to the doghouse). Funky and poppy, fast-paced, old school woman-angry-at-man-who-behaves-badly kind of feel. Some good electric guitar in there. Some barking and howling at the end!
(3:31) **Slow, but some neat brass wind instruments intermittently and she show’s off her strong, almost show-tuney voice again. Another love ballad.
(2:58) ***Fun and fast-paced. Defiant, girl power-esc song. Lyrics like “I get to choose which hand to hold.” Catchy.
(3:19) **Funny and some good scratchy-voiced solos. She describes her father’s house, and all the rules you have to follow there.
(3:12) **Some great piano scales. Another love ballad about how you need a better woman than the one you had before who treated you badly.
(3:19) **Gambling song about spending a night at the bar/casino. Fun lyrics, fast paced.
(3:21) ***Upbeat, high pitched and catchy love song. The title pretty much explains it. Another Walking on Sunshine or Not the Only One-esc ballad.
(5:35) ***Plucky intro, more of a country Western style. Good lyrics that tell a story. Slow paced but not in a sleepy way.

Track Listing
1. Hard Times, Bad Decisions   7. Ain't Nunna Yo Bizness
2. Two Halves Of One Broken Heart   8. My Father's House
3. Certain Kinda Man   9. You Need A Woman
4. I Go Zoom   10. Play It All The Way
5. Doghouse   11. I Love You All The Time
6. I Don't Hurt Anymore   12. Judge A Man Forever