Billboard Magazine on “Two Kinds of Laughter”

CRITICS CHOICE

SARA HICKMAN / Two Kinds Of Laughter

Producer: Adrian Belew
Shanachie 8029
POP

Texas singer/songwriter distinguishes herself by her gorgeous, incandescent songs and fiercely independent spirit. An artist with a formidably loyal fan base, Sara Hickman once bought an unreleased master back from a major label partially by raising cash from her supporters.

Now recording for Shanachie, Hickman delivers a beautiful collection of songs produced by veteran guitarist/composer/studio man Adrian Belew, who arranged much of the material and played several instruments.

Highlights include "Take Whatever I Can," the touching "Coolness By Mistake" and "Secret Family," the effervescent "Look At It This Way," and the title cut. Given Hickman’s avid following and the inherent quality of her songcraft, this album has ample potential at triple-A, college, and modern adult radio.

Originally Reviewed in Billboard, Issue Date: 5/2/98