CD Review/ Love & Hate Joan Osborne



  • Band/Artist/ Joan Osborne
  • Title: Love and Hate
  • Date: April 2014
  • Label: Entertainment One

This is Joan Osborne’s eighth studio album. Love and Hate has got it all in regards to genre. There is soul, blues, pop etc you name it its there.

I have always been a fan of Joan Osborne so when I was given the chance to review this I quickly jumped on it. I have listen to the cd several times since getting it and I love the entire cd. This is one of the cds that is currently playing in the house during the day.

Joan has written and co-written all the songs on this album. There is 12 songs on the album and each one is different from the other but yet the album blends so well with the songs.

As much as I love every song on the cd and I have to say that it changes almost every time I listen to the cd and you will agree once you hear it but for at this very moment I have to say that I really like: Where We Start (love the lyrics and the music), Mongrels (up beat and a song that makes you want to get up and dance), Up All Night (love the beat in this, finger tapping), Kittens Got Claws ( love the title of the song and the lyrics) and Raga (the lyrics are beautiful and the music is just so relaxing).

  • Where We Start
  • Work on Me
  • Mongrels
  • Train
  • Up All Night
  • Not Too Well Aquainted
  • Thirsty For My Tears
  • Love and Hate
  • Kittens Got claws
  • Secret Room
  • Keep it Underground
  • Raga

Joan Osborne will be going on tour to promote her cd. If you get the chance I hope you will check her out.  I think had there been a Montreal date I might have gone to hear her sing.

Tour dates (with additional dates to be announced shortly)

April 3    Bay Shore, NY   Boulton Center
April 4    South Orange, NJ   SOPAC
April 6    Beacon, NY   Town Crier Café
April 9    Wilkes-Barre, PA   Kirby Center
April 11   Ewing, NJ   Trinity UMC
April 12   Annapolis, MD   Rams Head
April 15   Alexandria, VA   Birchmere
April 17   Natick, MA   The Center For the Arts
April 18   Londonderry, NJ   Tupelo Music Hall
April 19   Lebanon, NJ   Lebanon Opera House
April 25   Norfolk, CT   Infinity Hall
April 26   Philadelphia, PA   World Café Live
May 15   Austin, TX   One World Theater
May 16   Dallas, TX   The Kessler Theater
May 17   Cherokee, TX   Creek Music Fest.
May 29 – June 1    Seattle, WA   Jazz Alley (w/Holmes Bros.)
June 5    San Francisco, CA Kanbar Hall (w/Holmes Bros.)

I want to thank Eric from eOne Music for sending this along to me to listen to and review. I really enjoyed it and will end up purchasing the cd now.