Scarlett Johansson   Anywhere I Lay My Head
Release Date: 2008

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0.0 Alex Beebe | December 11th 12

The issue with actress Scarlett Johansson's debut solo album, Anywhere I Lay My
, is that it sounds like the result of the various people involved in the album
that have nothing in common with one another putting forth ideas that don't work
well with each other, and constantly fighting against each other instead of trying to
connect. Ten of the eleven songs on Anywhere I Lay My Head have Tom Waits
heavily involved in the writing, and since Tom Waits writes songs that are best
suited to be only performed by himself, the dusty and twangy numbers here don't
accurately match Johansson's sultry and low-toned voice that never really reaches
actual singing, and is more along the lines of seductive talking. While the
atmosphere tries to be dreamy, it feels forced as Dave Sitek's production battles
against the styles of Johansson and Waits, giving a constant impression of everything
overwhelming one another and consequently stealing the focal point position away
from Johansson; even though this is supposed to be HER solo album. Let it never be
said that actors and actresses attempts at a career in music aren't typically
ambitious projects, but in this case, Anywhere I Lay My Head unfortunately just
ends up as an over-complicated mess that never comes together.

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0.0 Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR | December 1st 12

She's hot

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0.0 Ryan Kroner | December 11th 12

i'd hit that


1.0 awfulDotEight | December 1st 12

She can get the dick, that is all. She can get the dick, that is all.


4.0 excellentchtrenne | December 1st 12

I don't understand a lot of the flack that this album is getting... Falling Down is actually one of my favorite
songs. Her voice is definitely throaty, but I'm into that. The production is beautiful and I like her spin on the
lyrics. I'm admittedly not a huge Tom Waits fan, but it sounds like she did her best to give him credit and she
obviously admires him. Idk. Maybe I'm just an amateur and everybody else has better eardrums. It seems like
she walked into this and there was nothing she could do BUT get hate.


3.5 greattinpanalley78 | January 8th 09

I really like this album. I think it has a very nice, dreamy tone that sounds right for the songs. As far as Johannsson not being a good singer... That may be true, but who cares?
I don't think this album's purpose is to compare Johansson to Mariah Carey... I think her voice fits perfectly with the instrumental vibe and Tom Waits' songs.


3.5 greatCassidy | September 30th 14
2.5 averagepitchforkratings | February 12th 14
2.5 averageLoungeFly23 | January 26th 14
2.5 averageMagnolia187 | January 22nd 14
3.5 greatWarmInTheWinter | November 6th 13
2.0 poorPatrick Lyndsey | August 30th 13
1.0 awfulbenkim | July 18th 13
1.5 very poorTheAnimator | March 20th 13
2.0 poorSmevin Bravis | September 8th 12
2.0 poorgripsmoke | August 2nd 12
2.5 averageSkipdog | September 21st 11
1.5 very poorkissinger | September 12th 11
2.5 averageStatrick Pickles | September 11th 11
4.0 excellentheavymetallover | September 11th 11
2.5 averagediscomonkey | September 8th 11
3.0 gooddannystardust | February 19th 11
2.0 poorcvrcmrc | September 1st 10
2.5 averageJames Allen | April 6th 10
1.0 awfulMendigo | February 2nd 10
3.0 goodletenglandshake | December 7th 09
2.5 averageTomKat | October 30th 09
3.5 greatdanwright | August 18th 09
2.0 poorRudy K. STAFF | August 16th 09
2.0 poormvdu | June 14th 09
4.5 superbkaapis | May 1st 09
2.0 poorKrampus | April 20th 09
1.0 awfulOneTimed | March 21st 09
3.5 greatnotnotjester589 | December 11th 08
3.5 greatNineteenSeventyNine | October 29th 08
4.5 superbNexis | September 25th 08
2.5 averageSepstrup | July 8th 08
1.0 awfulhemingway | June 21st 08
4.5 superbdrewhnovak | June 18th 08
2.0 poormattxdeadbolt | June 16th 08
1.0 awfulpsilocybin | June 13th 08
2.0 poorSquirellmeister | June 12th 08
2.0 poorSoCalPunk21 | May 27th 08
1.0 awfulRob | May 27th 08
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2.0 poorcrazycider | May 24th 08
2.0 poorradianteclipse | May 23rd 08
1.5 very poorRosemary | May 20th 08
2.0 poorNick Butler EMERITUS | May 20th 08

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