Review - Cher - Closer To The Truth
It is rather hard to believe that ‘Closer To The Truth’, Cher’s 25th (TWENTY FIFTH!) solo album is her highest-charting ever! Doesn’t she seem like the kind of artist that should have had ten chart-toppers by now? Well, that’s how these things work sometimes I suppose. The #3 peak position only speaks to the legend’s staying power (she had her first top five album 48 years ago--think about that for a minute).
There are two ways of looking at ‘Closer To The Truth’, as I see it:
1. Any Cher album at this point is fantastic, so actually making one that doesn’t suck is just icing on the cake. I truly believe she could have released her worst album ever, and it probably would have sold just as well.
Thankfully, there is no way Cher would ever do that, and ‘Closer’ surpasses expectations. While she may be older than my mother, she still rules the dance charts, even garnering another number one hit with lead single “Woman’s World”.
The rest of the album follows suit, so you’re in for a fun time.
2. Nothing about the CD truly stands out, and though she is still kicking, ‘Closer’ doesn’t break any barriers--other than those created by her age. Nothing on the album is bad, and there were more than a few of us expecting a lot less, but don’t expect this one to go down in the history books.
Either way you look at it, Cher is still killing the competition that are a third of her age, and that may mean more than the music at this point.
Listen to: “Woman’s World”, “Take It Like A Man”, “Red”, “Favorite Scars”