Something about the format—"Here's this song from this one genre, now do the thing that you always do to songs to make them sound like your own"—has grown old, and not only for us, but for her too, it seems. The song choices, from "Wish You Were Here" and "Nights in White Satin" to "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and "Maybe I'm Amazed," are uninspired and frankly just not very interesting. In a way, it would have been like the Drive By Truckers' Patersoon Hood only delving far enough into country music to find her a bunch of Garth Brooks songs. Her voice still sounds good, of course, but the really affecting moments are far less frequent this time around: The live version of Pete Townshend's "Love Reign O'er Me," included here as a bonus track, is crushing, and an album full of tracks as strong as her take on The Stones' "Salt of the Earth" would have been stellar and, frankly, exactly what I was expecting. Instead, we get a bunch of relatively pedestrian covers of a bunch of songs so commonplace it's hard to imagine everyone going out of your way to hear them. Neither the originals, nor Ms. Lavette's versions.